Liverpool Heart was adopted by the city as
Liverpool’s Christmas Single
Was put on the Christmas Play lists of
BBC RADIO Merseyside
Broad Green Hospital Radio
The Big City Soul Collective were interviewed on
Sean Style Show - BBC Radio Merseyside
Ngunan Adamu Show - BBC Radio Merseyside
Frank Carlyle Show - Mersey Radio
Tommy Gallagher Show - Broad Breen Radio
Liverpool Heart was played at Anfield
as part of the pre-match entertainment of the
Arsenal and Swansea games
Big City Soul Collective performed live at
St Georges Hall
Liverpool Town Hall
and busked all around the city
BIG CITY SOUL COLLECTIVE changed
the way I looked at the music industry,
and showed me that sometimes it’s the
journey itself that makes a difference.
We have to continue this work......
“Music and creativety need
not be owned by profit led
businesses that judge the right to
express on purely commercial terms”.
Music and Media are hugely important
influences in the lives of young people.
Yet most assume that they will only
ever look in from the outside.
It is time we had
a Record Label for the People...
and called it
BIG CITY SOUL COLLECTIVE
It is wonderful to be around the creative process
and to be a part of something that delivers a
really excellent result.
As members of the Collective, individuals will
play their own part in the career development
and launch of each artist. Galvanising a sense of
team spirit, of self-worth and hunger to succeed,
and of pride in being instrumental in something
that gives pride to the entire community.
Ultimately we want to see our artists as a
permanent fixture in the UK and international
music charts, we aim to be a self-sustaining
record label that invests back into the
community rather than the Champagne life styles
of poor role models.
Ours is a Philanthropic
approach to the
We want a BIG CITY SOUL COLLECTIVE
in every city, and to create a network of music
venue hostels to which our artists and their teams
We want big name heavy hitting Ambassadors to support our work.
Liverpool Heartbeat has started a movement and called it
BIG CITY SOUL COLLECTIVE
• We are empowering young people, offering them a
platform and a means to connect with a wider audience.
• We are composing, recording, producing
• We have the attention and good will of
BBC Radio Merseyside, who are awaiting the next release from Big City Soul Collective.
We have created a momentum and are taking it forward.
This is the route to national airplay.
• We are an open door for young talent,
and those that find music and promotion a buzz, we want
to meet you.
The next singers, composers, musicians, promoters
managers, producers, engineers, riggers and roadies,
stylists, dancers, photographers, film producers…
........the whole kit and kabooddle.
• We are connecting with potential ambassadors
from all sectors of the arts.
• We are expanding our network.
THE BIG CITY NORTHERN SOUL COLLECTIVE
We’re on a journey.......
We want to continue to write and record with young people from our region
We are BIG CITY SOUL COLLECTIVE and we are changing lives.........................
Liverpool Heartbeat helps
young people in Merseyside
participate in society
as independent, mature, responsible
individuals by instilling career
and lifestyle aspirations.
It achieves this by providing
advice and assistance,
organising educational programmes,
and creative oportunities
for young people.
Charity no: 1120142
Robin Baynes MBE
Founder of Charity
enlisted the help of Ian Hewitt
to come up with a project
for young people…
“Let's help the young unsung
talent of Liverpool to connect
with a wider audience,
Let's work with community
and homeless organisations to
fill hearts with pride and
ambition that had either
forgotten or have never known
how good this feels”.
TO DO LIST
Compose a killer Christmas Song
Seek out the unsung young talent
Find a Community Choir
A School Choir
A Gospel Choir
And Homeless People to sing it
Find world class musicians to
play and record the backing track
Record, produce and mix the track
in a world renowned recording
Release a single….
The writing and the composition of music
puts me in my comfort zone.
The developing of musicians and performances,
working with choirs and the lead vocalists
is again me in my element.
The searching out of talent and the nuturing of,
was a wonderful natural process, that I
embraced with ease.
When you have a vision and have mapped out
the route to success, with all the stages of
the creative challenge ahead laid down and
quantified, then you are in control, no
surprises, just a series of artistic and technical
challenges leading to the realisation of your
For me the creative process is a controlled one.
What I was not prepared for was the journey
itself and the distance travelled in merely
The sense of kinship, and the feeling of being
a part of something that was creating its own
BIG CITY SOUL COLLECTIVE started as a name,
but, became a group of people, each trusting
the next to deliver.
Each stage representing the passing on of
something precious that you had created to be
entrusted to the next.
Who would of have thought that by giving Liverpool a
Christmas Single we’d create an energy
that may not be destroyed?
Other people have to experience this
energy for themselves and then
pay it forward.
Join us, we have a journey to take.....