On the July 24 2020, John Vistic will be debuting The Ark Vol.2, his second charity album working in collaboration with the Quartet Community.
With over 100 hundred downloads from the initial album, The Ark, raised money for the Coronavirus Response Fund that provided 50,000 meals.
There was also great reception for the album from BBC and Glastonbury radio stations that both shared some of the music featured on the first album. The Ark albums are not only dedicated to raising charity for Quartet, but also seeks to highlight great artists.
“As a musical curator it’s really satisfying to know that people enjoyed it,” said John.
With 27 different artists featuring in the new album, The Ark Vol.2 seeks to shine a light on Bristol’s diverse musical landscape, with music styles including grunge, psychedelic, folk, singer-songwriter, country, electronica, hip-hop and punk/alternative.
“We’re very lucky to live in a city with such a rich music scene,” said John Vistic, “we’ve tried to be as representative as possible, but I know that Bristol has so much more music to offer.”
John also attributes the success of the first album to contributions of producers that have offered their services for free. Shawn and Rhys Crouch from Optimum Mastering mastered both albums free of charge.
“That should have been more than £1000 worth of mastering,” John explained. Johnny Stingray, the artist behind the first album cover also volunteered his time to update the new cover.
With so much music being sent his way, and so many more genres to discover, John Vistic sees no reason why to not keep this charitable cause continuing.
I when I first put the call out, people to see if they were interested in contributing to the album we had loads of responses. So, we have more than one album’s worth of material,” said John, “I always knew we had more content than was going to be on just one volume.”
There are even hopes of putting on a series of live shows in collaboration with The Exchange, with all the proceeds being donated to charity. John has put a call out for even more artists to join him.
“Send me drum and bass tracks or drill tracks, whatever you want to send me that you want to put out on this thing and we’ll put it out and we’ll give the money to charity.”
To donate and listen to the first album, click here.
For full list of artists, scroll down:
JOHN E VISTIC – TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING
THE TRANSPERSONALS – I”M NOT A SEEKER IM A FOUNDER
DROOGS – SWING
BIRD MAN CULT – SNAKES
GIN BIRKINS – SEE WHAT
MILO’S PLANES – INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
THE NURSES – PORCUPINE
US HUMANS – INDIGO BRAVES
HYSTERICAL INJURY – SOUNDS OUTSIDE
WE ARE STRANGERS MINDS – SEE NO HATE
ASTEROID DELUXE – KHOL
DUSK BROTHERS – HOLD ON
MARK J LEE AND THE SADDLE KINGS – NEVER BE FREE
MONTGOMERY’S – WHEN I FLEW
LONELY TOURIST – BALLAD OF PAUL TIERNEY
THE BRACKISH – BY MONDAY
THE RUMBLE Os – SNAKE OIL
ALEX TAYLOR – CAN’T MAKE IT ALONE
GAVIN THORPE – US
DEAR LIGHT – END ERROR
KOMA feat.Chicken & FrankNada – THOSE THREE WORDS
FOLU – SHIRAZ
TOM HACKWELL – SLINGSHOT MANEUVEUR
WWII – GERMAN GIRL
URSA – DROWNING
KOHU – ELIZABETH SAYS
SLIDE HAMBIDGE – ALL END UP DOWN THERE
Main photo: The Montgomerys