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Online collective The Indoor Mortal Orchestra pull off 24 hour crowdsourced production of charity single cover of Bugsy Malone’s 'You Give a Little Love'

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By: Ceri Shaw
Posted in: Music

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Following weeks of preparation, at 9pm on 1st May, The Indoor Mortal Orchestra, a 17-strong virtually-assembled collective of music professionals, began the bewildering challenge of crowdsourcing a mini-orchestra & array of vocalists to record, produce & release a charity single cover of 'You Give a Little Love'’ — all in 24 hours.

This over-ambitious challenge was inspired by comedian  Mark Watson 's 24-hour  Watsonathon  on-line fundraising event, whose long-form comedy shows often involve elaborate & seemingly impossible challenges set or taken on by audience members.

Over the course of a calendar day, The Indoor Mortal Orchestra’s production team pulled off the inspiring feat of assembling, mixing, editing & synching individually & remotely recorded music & vocal parts + video footage, chosen from 60+ contributors around the world, producing a joyous version of the classic movie-musical number. The end result is a glorious celebration of collaboration & community.

Contributors include Miles Jupp (vocals), Kevin Eldon (vocals), Duglas T. Stewart (vocals; BMX Bandits), Will Calderbank (cello; Mumford and Sons, The Leisure Society, Ray Davies), Jen Schande (vocals; Schande), Danny Green (vocals; DGSolaris, Laish), Simon Love (vocals, guitar; The Loves), Richard Jackson (vocals; composer, Albatros Archive), & Shenandoah Davis (vocals; singer-songwriter, Paul Williams live band alumna) + multiple amateur & talented musicians & singers who answered the call on the day.

All profits are in aid of the charities  FareShare  (national network of charitable food redistributors),  Hospice IGN  (the professional association for UK Hospice fundraisers) &  NextUp ’s Heckle The Virus fund (supporting out-of-work circuit comedians.)

Help give a little love back to those who need it most right now & buy or stream to donate & assist.

Thank you x

The Indoor Mortal Orchestra

Email:  theindoormortalorchestr a@gmail.com

Facebook:  https://fb.me/indoormortals

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/indoo rmortals  

Mark Watsons’s 24 Hour Watsonathon

Twitch:  www.twitch.tv/watsonco medy  

Event Fund:  www.gofundme.com/f/the-w atsonathon  

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/eve nts/265035834678193/

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