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Children In Need
A Quantum of Covers
The Name’s Bear, Pudsey Bear…
The Epstein launch the album live!
The BBC Oxford team certainly like their music shaken and not stirred judging by their idea for this year’s BBC Children In Need.
It seems Nobody can do a Children In Need Event better than BBC Oxford Introducing who have brought together eleven of the best Oxfordshire bands you’ve never heard of to record their favourite Bond themes for the appeal.
The album, called a Quantum of Covers is available on iTunes and for every individual track downloaded 49p goes to Children In Need and for every album purchased £4.90 will go to the charity.
And with the likes of former Miss England Eleanor Glynn contributing to an industrial electro version of The Living Daylights with Banbury’s Sikorski to Borderville doing a glam-stomp through the Wings classic Live and Let Die, it is sure to be a hit.
Talking about the charity project and their choice of theme Nobody Does It Better, David Balch, from Witches said: "I think A Quantum of Covers is an excellent idea. Bond is an institution and the themes are such iconic songs, it's great to be a part of it. Hopefully it'll raise a load of cash for Children in Need's work with disadvantaged children."
Xmas Lights took on the challenge of the Bond theme. James Gray-King of the band commented: "It was an honour to be asked to take part in the project and a huge challenge. The main theme has been tackled by so many incredible people over the years that finding a route in and keeping it recognizable while retaining our sound was a really interesting endeavour. I am proud of what we have done and very proud that it is for a worthy cause…”
Sikorski joined forces with their own Bond girl and former Miss England Eleanor Glynn for the Living Daylights, with Jan and Darren saying: "We really enjoyed the process of reinterpreting and recording this song. It was a real challenge from the outset, but one we enjoyed and endeavoured to get right. We wanted to make it our own and not just a copy of the original, and we think we have achieved this.”
And Maria Ilett noticed how BBC Children in Need brings out the generosity in people:
Listen to samples of all the songs by clicking on the links below:
BBC Children in Need positively changes the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.
This theme of this year’s Appeal is Do Something Different and we are asking you to take up the challenge and help thousands more young people, here in the UK, who need our help. Doing Something Different doesn't mean anything difficult, expensive or scary; it just means something outside of your normal routine which will help raise money. There are lots of fun, silly and unusual ideas in our BBC Children in Need Fundraising Pack. For more information go to bbc.co.uk/pudsey or call 0345 607 3333.
Remember, for every penny raised, a penny will go towards projects helping those in need. We couldn’t do it without you, so a big Pudsey thanks in advance!
last updated: 18/11/2008 at 10:52
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