Rocket Man Heroes Covid 10 appeal
Support us in the fight against Corona Virus
Heading into the lockdown and with their new recording studio finally completed Bad Dream Fancy Dress were looking forward to peace, quiet and the final completing of their latest ‘Bionic’ album. However fate took another turn of events when less than a week into isolation Jeff and Cat both realized they had contracted the deadly virus and were both feeling extremely unwell. The world of Bad Dream Fancy Dress was again thrown into chaos. With her usual mantra ‘If you have a cock-up make a feature of it’ Cat started recording the sounds and atmospheres of her Covid 19 experience on her mobile phone. The strained breathe, the eerie silence of a world free from cars and aero planes giving way to the sounds of nature and wailing sirens.
Perhaps simply to pass the Covid 19 boredom, Jeff started strumming on an Acoustic guitar. Elton John’s Rocket Man had been considered as a promotion single while making the ‘Space Goddess’ Album but abandoned for David Bowies ‘Life on Mars’. Cat had always liked the Kate Bush off beat version and an IDEA started to manifest itself. Between coughs and sneezes Cat noted that the lyrics were surprisingly contemporary to the challenges faced by NHS Care workers and people helping us to deal with the Virus.
Jeff laid down a drum tracks using Cat’s breath recordings as a bass tempo. And as soon as she was feeling better Cat gave a bold performance in a number of snatch takes blended together in the studio with Jeff’s acoustic guitar (bolder uplifting power vocals being added later on).
Wanting to say THANK YOU for all the help they received and frankly simply happy to have gotten through the experience, Jeff and Cat decided to release the finish version as ROCKET MAN HEROES to try and raise money for Covid 19 Charities.
With help from their wonderful Mastering Company ‘Hafod’ and Record Impresario Kevin Crase, ‘Rocket Man Heroes’ is due for release on the 10th July 2020 via CD Baby distribution. A download costs only 99p and all money raised from downloads will go to The British Red Cross Cross. Or you can download it here for £1.00 and we will give that money to Covid 19 charities listed here. You can also download our Space Goddess album FREE! and make a donation you can afford to one of our charities or a Covid 19 charity in your country.
The British Red Cross
If you have downloaded our Album for FREE Please make a donation you can afford to one of the following charities.
For 150 years, the British Red Cross has supported people through crisis and coronavirus is no exception. Across the UK and around the world they are supporting the most vulnerable people by delivering food and medicine, making sure refugees and people seeking asylum are safe, and supporting the NHS to get patients home from hospital.
The British Red Cross has been working with hospitals up and down the country for over 70 years, and recent weeks have been no exception. As the NHS braces itself for the virus’ peak and possible further out breaks, they have been supporting healthcare workers wherever possible, while adapting many of their services to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and service users.
Assisted discharge service supports around 100 hospitals across the country. It is designed to help vulnerable or elderly patients who are medically fit to leave hospital, but who may not have friends or family close by to help in the days after their arrival home. During the outbreak, the service has enabled hospitals to free up desperately needed beds. Our staff and volunteers provide non-medical support and peace of mind to doctors, nurses and relatives that patients will be cared for when they go home.
This pandemic has no borders. That’s why, in 158 countries, The British Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are working tirelessly to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Across the world, the Red Cross is helping communities get through the crisis. Efforts stretch from Italy, where Red Cross workers have been driving people to hospital in ambulances, to New Zealand, where a Red Cross Virtual Tour is inspiring the country to keep moving in lockdown, while raising funds for the emergency response. The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest health emergency of our time. With your help, they will continue to provide vital support to those worst affected by the outbreak, wherever the need is greatest.
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The British Red Cross is a registered charity in England and Wales (220949), Scotland (SCO37738) and Isle of Man (0752).
UNICEF works to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people because it is right to keep them from harm and enable them to protect others. It helps children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to live their lives with dignity. UNICEF involves everyone in creating protective environments for children. From Babies to education Unicef have been a key charity helping people through the Global pandemic.
Dame Esther Rantzen, Founder of Childline, said: “Children and families have faced extraordinary challenges because of the Coronavirus pandemic and the next few months will be no different.
“Childline provides a vital lifeline to young people who are trying to cope with the fear, anxiety and distress caused by the pandemic. We know from the counselling sessions we have delivered that children’s mental health has been directly impacted and those children who are living in homes which are not safe, where there is violence, addiction or abuse are finding it especially difficult during lockdown. Young people in times of stress often find that their friends and the security of school are crucial to their mental wellbeing, but now they are without them, and are isolated and alone.
“It is imperative that we are there, particularly for those whose usual support networks are not in place and have nowhere else to turn. We are urging the public to support our Still Here for Children appeal so we can continue to support our young people whose lives have changed overnight.”