An album featuring favourite and new tracks from local artists and beyond is being released by entertainment website Devizine to raise money for Julia’s House.
The 45-track album, which is now available for download, leads with Devizes musician Pete Lamb’s single Julie, which was written in remembrance of his daughter who died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2004.
Darren Worrow, Editor of Devizine.com by night and Milkman by day says, "From village fete to mud-filled full-on festival, Devizine covers events across the South-West of England with news and features. Music has, and always will be our mainstay. We support our local live music scene by reviewing upcoming artists and their music.
"During lockdown we threw open our borders, reviewing music we like worldwide. Yet still, individual albums and singles remain divided, until now. I wanted to create a compilation, showcasing as much as we can of all the talent we’ve covered. So, I asked artists if they would contribute one song to highlight their work, and I’ve been overwhelmed by the response," says Darren. "For your ten pounds you’ll get a staggering 45 tracks of pure genre-bending gold. My personal tastes are eclectic, but I hope there’s lots for everyone to enjoy, from folk and roots, to blues and rock, from indie-pop and punk to ska and reggae."
All proceeds of this album will go towards Julia's House practical and emotional care for seriously ill children and their families across Wiltshire and Dorset.
"I am so pleased the album is supporting such a worthy charity," says Darren. "I’m also overwhelmed and eternally grateful for the quality and quantity of songs we’ve been sent."
Claudia Hickin, Fundraiser for Julia's House, says, "We are so grateful to Devizine and all of the local artists who are taking part in the charity album to raise funds for Julia’s House. We don’t receive any government funding for the care we give to families in Wiltshire, so the support we receive from our local community is so important."
Stuart Whant, of the band Barrelhouse told the Gazette and Herald that he had been more than happy to provide their track 'Mainline Voodoo' to the fundraiser.
Stuart says, "There are a lot of really great bands coming together for this. I saw the details online and just knew it was something we'd want to get involved in."
Find out more and download the 'Devizine Various Artists 4 Julia's House' charity album at devizine.bandcamp.com/releases