Online Editions

3rd Jul, 2022

Schoolmates from Solihull record tracks to support mental health charity

John Carlon 7th Sep, 2020 Updated: 7th Sep, 2020

A GROUP of Solihull schoolmates has contributed to an album raising funds for a mental health charity.

‘Let’s Talk’ was recorded to raise awareness of metal health issues in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting mental health charity Mind, the album features contributions from five young Solihull musicians.

Arinze Okemuo, Michael Fernandes, Shantanu Kundu, Zain Rishi and John Kite gathered fellow musicians to compile the record.

John said: “This September, our group of like-minded young people launch charity album ‘Let’s Talk’ in aid of Mind, a charity that supports and empowers people facing mental health struggles.

“We all know how tough it is at the moment as our worlds are turned upside down and we have each written a song to share our own thoughts and emotions.

“Five friends from Birmingham and Solihull who also went to school at King Edwards are involved, and other collaborators include friends from university and fellow aspiring musicians who chat online.”

A spokeswoman for Mind said: “Thanks so much to you and everyone else who has contributed to the Let’s Talk compilation. We really appreciate that it’s being used to support our work, and it’s great to see you all using music to raise awareness.”

Let’s Talk is available for free via Bandcamp via

Digital Advertising

Advertise on the Solihull Observer to boost your online presence.


We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Solihull Observer.

Book an Advert

Book your newspaper advert with our online advert creation tool.