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14th Aug, 2022

Singer pens charity lockdown song

Sarah Mason 14th Apr, 2021

A BACKING singer for The Enemy has penned a charity lockdown song.

Emma Skip put pen to paper and created her charity song Back to Before about what she has seen and felt during the pandemic as a mum, wife and worker at YMCA Worcestershire.

As well as working from home Emma also saw her summer gigs for The Emma Skipp Band were cancelled and the rehearsal studio lay empty.

With the help and encouragement of YMCA co-worker Mike Knowles and production of the track and video from fellow musicians Peter Butler and producer Leon Payne the song and video were on social media in time to mark the one year anniversary of our first lockdown.

The former Solihull Observer sales representative said: “The video includes all of the band members recording their parts remotely and also a sizable collection of images from all involved representing lockdown in various ways.

“From front line friends and family, to working from home, births of babies, the passing of time, working from home and the isolation that can bring the images show a both extraordinary and normal year in all of our lives.”

It is the first original song Emma has written in over five years.

The Emma Skipp Band are a collection of 10 professional musicians who started out as a writing band back in 2009 trying to secure their own status in the industry who, like so many others before them, went on to successfully becoming a ‘Covers Band’ performing cover songs for corporate functions, Weddings and private parties.


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