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FR013 | Start From Scratch


The album Start From Scratch was written and recorded in just 36 hours by a group of ten men at the category D adult prison, HMP Ford. All tracks were written by the group and put to music collectively with the help of Project Leader, Robin Harris, Music Engineer, Aaron May and five guest musicians.

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




All tracks on this album was composed and recorded on location at HMP Ford by participants on Finding Rhythms’ thirteenth project

Musicians: Dave, Emmanuel, Jake, Malcolm, Mohammad, Peter, Sean, Tony, Victor, Wayne

Project Leader & Creative Director: Robin Harris

Guest musicians: Jessica Greenfield, Ella Chi Hogg, Jamie McCredie, Ruth Goller, Isobel Anderson

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 Ford, in particular Phillip Turnbull and the Chaplaincy department

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