I’ve been asked to assemble an album of “Brexit Party Hits” … although I’ve yet to be invited to a Brexit party by our Government … 🙂 The working title of the album is BREXIT FREE and the idea is to professionally record an album’s worth of original songs about “Life without Brexit” (pleasure) and Brexit realities (pain). You can read about some of our activity to free us from self-harming Brexit in The New European newspaper this week.
I’m asking people to back the album production in advance via our “STOP BREXIT” Go Fund Me site. This will enable us to book studios, secure professional musicians, hire professional marketing support and so on. There is an immense amount of organisation to do and costs involved to undertake this venture. I have been offered the support of Jon Morter, the man who knocked Simon Cowell off the Number One slot with his Rage Against The Brexit Machine Christmas hit. We are calling the collective of the bands that will record the album “Rage Against The Brexit Machine”. We will release the album with Nub Records, an indie label that won a place in the Guinness Book of Records for their 100 x 30 albums. I recorded 3 songs for these including “Trumptown” and “Beware the IDS of March“.
What will be on the album?
The actual album is being written now and we will crowdsource the words on our BBC (Brexit Boat Cruise) on the River Thames on 19 August. However, here are some titles to whet your appetite:
- Pants to Brexit – feat Pan(t)’s People
- Jacob Rees Moog – a Tory dancefloor groove in the style of “19”
- Better Together – An Ode To Joy
- What EU mean to me – A Love Song
- Fiscal Cliff – On Economics and Cliff Edges
- Bojo Funk – A revision of the Bruno Mars hit Uptown Funk
- We are the Brexit Girls – A revision of The Cheeky Song
- Brexit Free
- No Jeremy Corbyn
Who will be on the album?
This is a collaborative effort, so please contact me if you wish to contribute. We will certainly be including our Boris Johnson impersonator Faux Bojo but there is room for other singers and players.
Will there be a single?
Yes, several. “Pants to Brexit”, “Jacob Rees Moog”, “I wanna be Brexit Free” and “No Jeremy Corbyn” are the current contenders.
What happens if we don’t raise all the money?
If the album project does not fully fund we will produce the singles. If not the money will be used to fight Brexit via the live events we have planned at the Labour / Conservative / Lib Dem Party Conferences and other events around the country.
Check the Go Fund Me page out now – Let’s Break Brexit Before Brexit Breaks Britain …
Peter Cook is a business consultant, author of 7.5 books on business, keynote speaker and musician. He blends his three passions of science, business and music in his work at The Academy of Rock and Human Dynamics which he has run for 23 years. In his early career he brought new pharmaceutical products to market safely including Human Insulin and the world’s first HIV / AIDS treatment.