Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be involved in the Ecclesiastical does Good for Nothing event at Cheltenham Racecourse.
The collaborative working for good event saw staff from Ecclesiastical Insurance working alongside the team from Good for Nothing and a select bunch of skilled creatives to make stuff that matters for three Gloucestershire charities.
Ready, steady, do!
Working to a 48 hour deadline each team worked flat out to create useful, practical materials that the charities could actually use. From sponsorship pitching presentations and videos to complete websites, Tumblr blogs, forums and brand refreshes – an astounding amount of work was completed.
There was plenty of good food and music to keep the troops energised in the fantastic surroundings of the racecourse. This included an hour long covers set from me. The mix can now be downloaded here: Ecclesiastical GFN covers mix
Partly chilled, partly ridiculous
I played over lunch on the final day. With just three hours to go ’til deadline chilled tunes to calm the tension were the order of the day.
A handful of laidback reggae covers for starters (including Prince Fatty’s cover of ‘Insane in the Brain’); followed by a meaty main of uplifting soul, European versions of Motown classics and some bootleg remixes (check out A Skillz remix of ‘California Soul’) …and a bit of drum and bass for good measure.
I ended with some indigestion building crazy covers including the Wurzels take on ‘Golden Brown’ (surprisingly good!) and a Finnish cover of ‘Hit the Road Jack’ (which I’d previously thought was Swedish, thanks Katri!).
If you were at the event thank you for helping to make it such a great success.
If you weren’t, be sure to check out the good work of the three charities we supported: Young Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire Young Carers and Cotswold Care.
Grab yourself a strong cuppa (you’ll need it for the Rawhide cover) and have a listen to the mix here:
Download link: Ecclesiastical GFN covers mix
Or stream via Mixcloud:
1 – You Make me so very Happy – Alton Ellis
2 – Make me Yours – Phylis Dillon
3 – The way nature planned it – Ken Boothe
4 – Delilah – Horace Andy
5 – Karma Police – Easy Star Allstars
6 – Insane in the brain – Prince Fatty
7 – Brown paper bag – Me & You
8 – (Your love) Higher and higher – Otis Redding
9 – Good Life – Brass Roots
10 – Got to get you into my life – Carmen Mcrae
11 – My Cherie Amor – Stevie Wonder
12 – Wie Schon Das ist (How sweet it is) – Marvin Gaye
13 – Hard to Handle – Tom Jones
14 – Papa’s got a brand new bag – Georgie Fame
15 – California Soul (A Skillz mix) – Marlena Shaw
16 – Peg Leg – Livingstone
17 – Sunny (Featurecast mix) – James Brown
18 – Gold Digger (High Contrast mix) – Kanye West
19 – I believe in Miracles – Mark Capanni
20 – Rawhide – Capital Children’s Choir
21 – Jeg er bar so ga lo (U can’t touch this) – Trussetyn
22 – Golden Brown – Wurzels
23 – Monkey Man – Amy Winehouse
24 – Take me home country roads – Toots & Maytals
25 – Painu Pais Jack (Hit the road jack) – Four Cats
Enjoy! Ecclesiastical GFN covers mix