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Creative lockdown: Me and My Friends

By lowie trevena, Friday May 1, 2020

Me and My Friends are part of the ongoing Bristol24/7 Creative Lockdown series, showcasing how people in Bristol have been getting arty under lockdown.

Reggae-folk band Me and My Friends have recorded and released a new song, with profits from sales going to Easton’s Coexist Community Kitchen.

The non-profit is working to deliver food to NHS workers, homeless people and other vulnerable groups across the city during the coronavirus pandemic.

Self-Isolation was recorded in tribute to everyone staying at home for the love of their community, and the band hopes its “a little ray of sunshine for those feeling the lockdown blues” during the Covid-19 crisis.

“It started as a bit of fun, a throwaway idea for social media, but as each member added their parts, we started to feel it might be worth more than that,” says singer and songwriter Nick Rasle.

“Reggae is the perfect medium to express a serious point while making people smile and dance, something which we all need right now.”

He adds: “We also wanted to do something in support of those on the frontline of the crisis. Coexist have been working tirelessly through this crisis to deliver food directly to those in need, and it was this grassroots impact that inspired us to support them and spread the word about their amazing work.”

Coexist Community Kitchen became an emergency kitchen in March to support the most vulnerable in Bristol, and to make healthy and convenient food available for NHS and other key workers.

Get the song at www.m-a-m-f.bandcamp.com

To share your work, email lowie@bristol247.com with a bit of information about you and how you created your masterpiece.

Main image: Me and My Friends

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