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FR010 | Songs From the Cells


The album Songs from the Cells was written and recorded in just 36 hours by a group of nine men at the category C adult prison, HMP Onley. All tracks were written by the group and put to music collectively with the help of Creative Director, Robin Harris, Music Engineer, Aaron May and six guest musicians.


Nine participants worked towards the BTEC certificate ‘Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness’. All of them passed.




Musicians: Anthony, Darren, Emmanuel, Gavin, Leon, Marlon, Michael, Owen

Creative Director & Project Leader: Robin Harris

Guest musicians: Benjamin Henry Edwards, Ruth Goller, Jessica Greenfield, Sam Lewis, Jamie McCredie, David Ridley

Music Engineers: Aaron May (field), Will Worsley (mixing)

Producer: Emily Vermont

Photography: Mattias Malk

Design: Liam Parker Design

Special thanks to: All staff at HMP Onley, in particular  Nathan Dowling, Izuchukwu Ndefo, Governor Steve Ruddy and the chaplaincy staff

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