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Couch Chorus #19

White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes - I was following the… (x4) I was following the… (x4) - I was following the pack All swallowed in their coats With scarves of red tied 'round their throats To keep their little heads From fallin' in the snow. And I turned 'round and there you go, And…

This Winter – virtual choir ❄️

This Winter is a choir project open to all. We'll be singing to celebrate friendship and community, especially after the strange year we've had, and the challenges ahead. The project is a collaboration with my good friend Dom Stichbury. We're creating a virtual choir video around the song, and everyone is invited to take part.…

Sing with Ben & Dom

I'm teaming up with my singing chum Dom Stichbury. We’re hosting 3 online workshops together in autumn 2020. Each session we'll teach a new song from our repertoire, and have a good sing together. Alongside our teaching we'll also be putting together a virtual choir video for anyone who wants to record a song with…

Fallen Feathers – singing for nature 🌿

Fallen Feathers is a summer singing project for young nature lovers. We will be singing to celebrate nature and sound the alarm to protect our planet. We'll be recording a song which draws attention to falling numbers of birds, rising levels of pollution and generally making the case for a better and greener world. Anyone…

29.09.20 – 03.11.20 Where Words Meet Music

I'm curating a 6 week creative course at the Poetry School exploring the relationship between words and music. Through workshops and structured writing activities we will look at what poems and lyrics can learn from each other. It will also feature 4 guest tutors who will share their various expertise and open new doors. This…

Couch Chorus #18

The Storm Is Passing Over - Charles Tindley - Courage my soul, And let me journey on, Though the night is dark And I am far from home. Praise be to God, The morning light appears. - The storm is passing over, The storm is passing over, The storm is passing over, Hallelujah Hallelujah, hallelujah,…

Couch Chorus #17

Trouble All About My Soul - Kansas City Gospel Singers - (Oh you know that I’m) troubled,  (do do do do do) troubled, (do do do do do) troubled all about my soul Troubled (do da dum) Troubled (do da dum) Troubled all about my soul Just as soon as my feet strike Zion (Don’t…

Couch Chorus #16

The Falcon - Mimi and Richard Fariña - Oh, the falcon was a pretty bird Wandered as she flew She danced around and pranced around Wherever the warm winds blew   And the falcon was a pretty bird Her voice was always still But men with drums and men with guns They taught her how…

Couch Chorus #15

Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin - Here's a little song I wrote You might want to sing it note for note Don't worry be happy In every life we have some trouble But when you worry you make it double But don't worry be happy - Ain't got no place to lay your…

Couch Chorus #14

If I Can Help Somebody - Alma Bazel Androzzo - If I can help somebody as I pass along If I can lift somebody with a word or song If I can stop somebody from doing wrong Then my living shall not be in vain.   My living shall not be in vain No, my…