Support the Musicians Singing for Positive Social Change

Sing for Change 2017 is an Initiative for musicians to collaborate and create songs based on positive  RESPECT.

Songs purchased by you help raise awareness and help fundraise for social programs in the community that support growing positive RESPECT.

The more you download the more $ are raised.

Help raise awareness by sharing the links to this page and Buy a song!

In fact buy a few!

In fact why not go a little crazy and buy them all!  Click the BUY NOW icon which takes you to the shopping cart.

  Aware by Hayden Hack and Highlife:

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Hailing from the liberated musical landscape of modern South Africa, Hayden Hack left his homeland some 10 years ago to travel the world and develop his craft and songwriting skills. Playing his own brand of funky afro-inspired journeyman music in some of the worlds largest cities,

Hayden retells stories about the world from a viewpoint only a traveling artisan can. His songs represent the emotional and cultural influences of his personal interactions and paint a musical picture for his audience to experience.

Hayden just won the Queensland World Music Award with this song “Aware” help Hayden in his support of raising social awareness by buying his song for $2.

  Ask Me Once Again by QWERTY GIRLS

LGBTI

My partner Katy Forde and I write music and musicals. We wrote the song ‘Ask Me Once Again’ to play at our wedding day, as we truly believe we’ll be married one day. For us gay marriage is a about respect: the respect we have for each other, and the respect society will one day show us by allowing us the same rights as every other person in love.

We’ve been writing together for a long time. Our musicals include “Lottie” and “Volition”. We are currently writing “Miss Cooper”, a musical web series. Achievements include the BizArts Makers Scholarship, the OzMade Musical Showcase, Queensland Arts Council Funding and the Lord Mayor’s Helen Taylor Award.

Support the Qwerty Girls and their efforts to bring social awareness around Gary Marriage and buy their song now and play it so that we can see RESPECT grow around the issues faced by the LGBTQI communities.

  Don’t you die with your music by Collin Littlewood:

Refugees

Singer Song Writer. Te Awanga Hawkes Bay NZ

Playing in an acoustic folk rock style Collin’s gigs are a mix of his own compilations and an eclectic mix of other musicians sounds. As a singer song writer Collin’s own musical works bring a sense of heart felt language and symbolism of environment and the inter-personal, with a unique blend of guitar styles.

Buying Colins Song supports both Colin and the Charities and Issues he is highlighting.

Hold On  by Phenix Thompson:

Domestic Violence

“Hold On” is about abuse, particularly domestic violence.

Sunshine Coast teenage Sisters Samantha 20 Amy 17 & Jasmin 14 write and perform their own blend of Alternative, Pop, Rock and Soul Original Music.

Support these wonderful Sunshine Coast Singers and buy their song where $1 from the song goes back to them and $1 to the Charity.

  Sacred Land (We Walk Upon) by Ninindi Johnstone:

Indigenous Healing

Ninindi Johnstone, singer, songwriter, whose original sound is inspired by nature, tunes into natural surrounds to produce wonderful harmonising music which amplifies the forces of nature that sustain us, and opens up a space for you to self heal.

As a mother of six, partner to [ab]Original Lore Man, Inspired Artist and Sound Sculptress, Ninindi’s music will transport you to a world of authentic peace and connection with all things.

Ninindi would love to share her beautiful songs with you and buying her songs shows your support for her efforts to create a better world for everyone.

  Water for Life by Ninindi Johnstone:

Indigenous Healing

Ninindi Johnstone, singer, songwriter, whose original sound is inspired by nature, tunes into natural surrounds to produce wonderful harmonising music which amplifies the forces of nature that sustain us, and opens up a space for you to self heal.

As a mother of six, partner to [ab]Original Lore Man, Inspired Artist and Sound Sculptress, Ninindi’s music will transport you to a world of authentic peace and connection with all things.

Ninindi would love to share her beautiful songs with you and buying her songs shows your support for her efforts to create a better world for everyone.

  Birds of Prey by Ed Jackson:

Domestic Violence 

Ed Jackson singer-songwriter living in Sydney’s inner-west. My song ‘Birds of Prey’ is about emotional abuse – how a loved one can push someone down so low and make them feel so small that they nearly break.

The lyrics refer to ‘the beast’ – a person so trusting in your life, someone so close who treats you so badly. A person who makes you doubt yourself and your self-worth, a bully, a beast.

The song is ultimately uplifting – about how strength of character, and self respect can ultimately overcome a negative over bearing force in your life. I hope this song connects with those who have experienced a similar situation. I hope people find peace in this sentiment.

Make sure you support Ed and buy and play his song.  Ed’s lyrics may just change someones life and inspire them to greater things.  $1 from each song sold goes to Ed and $1 to the charity to help raise awareness and fund social programs around RESPECT.

 You Tremble by Jeff Lang

Domestic Violence

Jeff Lang is one of Australia’s hardest working musicians. Known world wide for his guitar prowess he is considered by many to be one of the best.
“You Tremble” comes from his 2004 Album, “Whatever Makes You Happy”. A haunting tale written from the point of view of a misguided wife beater as he struggles with what he has done.

Add this Jeff Lang treasure to your music collection and see  $1 from each song help raise awareness and fund social programs around RESPECT.

Rainbow by Tim Hall

LGBTI 

Tim Hall a professional singer, songwriter, music producer and music therapist with 28 years of experience.

Rainbow is a shout out for equal rights and respect to my Queer brothers and sisters. Written, performed and recorded by me in my little home studio, Look What I Found.

To find out more about me check out my site or FB page.

Tim’s extraordinary talent and infectious personality shine through all the songs he does.  Ex-Whitlams singer/guitarist support Tim’s efforts to make the world a better place by buying his song.

 

Be Alright by Andrew Laidlaw Jones

Refugees

Andrew is a Maleny local, self taught guitarist and songwriter.

From his years in hospitality, Andrew has seen people at their best and their worst, and believes we can all make a difference in each others life.

One of his core beliefs is that showing basic support and respect for your fellow man can make life changing differences.

Andrew loves to use his music to support and draw attention to worthwhile causes, such as Triggers Big Trek and Beyond Blue, and feels this is a worthy cause.

Support this great Maleny Musician and buy his song in the shop.

   Tombstone Town by Steve Gibb (U.K)

Indigenous Healing 

Doing my own material is a necessary creative outlet that stands apart from playing guitar in a band.  It allows me to access all genres of music and any topic i please.   There is a deep well of influence.

This song i am submitting was written after the distressful reporting coming from Standing Rock in the USA.  It came from  my utter disgust at companies and governments committed to Shale gas fracking…its about respect for the planet and especially it’s native sons and daughters who have always known how to live.

Buy my song and help me raise funds for this charity who works with positive social change.  When you buy the song you support me making a difference and highlighting areas of society we need to focus our attention before its too late too.

   Black Dog by Kevin Smyth

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SONGWRITER – Kevin Smyth.
I am in my late 70’s living in a retirement village in Sippy Downs. Having an interest in American folk/ roots music for many years I have found time over the past decade to indulge my passion for playing and writing. Self taught I go with my thought processes at the time.

My partner Carolyn plays guitar, mandolin and Cello we perform harmony duos at a local folk club and Glasshouse Musos events.

Black Dog Blues tells the story of a homeless person suffering from depression which contributes to 2500 suicides in Australia per year.

Support Kevin and Carolyn in their efforts for social change which is wonderful at the age of 70 that they are not too complacent to still stand up and make a difference.  Buy their song now.  Only $2 can make a difference.

   Dialogue by Ally Bing

 

 Indigenous Healing

Ally is a barista, piano teacher, and farmer’s market coordinator living in Crystal Waters Permaculture Village near Maleny, QLD.

She wrote the song “Dialogue” listening to many emotional updates on Dakota Access Pipeline protests in 2016. She sings it in the hope it might bring catharsis and understanding to its listeners.

Support Ally and buy her song today.  Play it loud and proud.

  You Can Make a Difference by Adrian Woodhouse

 

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Adrian lives on the Surfcoast and is a father of three children, and has worked in the fields of education and welfare for 20 years and is soon to complete a social work Masters degree…all the while writing and performing music for various settings, including schools, festivals, and nursing homes.
‘You Can Make a Difference’, part of an in progress studio project with group name Zaravan, reflects Adrian’s belief that life plants each one of us in the place where we can be of most benefit to humanity, this being the truest expression of local action leading to global change.

You can make a difference too and buy Adrians song and show your own support for the charities and artists who highlight social change.  Go to the shop now and buy it!

  Positive Change by Brett Clarke

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Uprising artist Brett Clarke has evolved from the ancient homelands of his old people. Carrying song and great spirit producers his music to create positive change for his people.

Raised in an artistic Kirrae Whurrong Aboriginal family, Brett’s songs are grounded in the traditional stories and wisdom of his people, manifested on the ultra-modern stage of World Music.

From sweet lullabies and sad love songs to proud protest and groovy dance rhythms, songs that continue to grow and evoke a strong sense of unity.

Go and buy Bretts song and show your own support for the charities and artists who highlight social change.  Go to the shop now and buy it!

 Who Pays by Carolyna Lovely

 Domestic Violence

I am a singer/songwriter/musician, originally from Canada, but have made Australia home for a decade. I Live and work in the sunshine coast hinterland making music for myself and producing the work of other Australian and touring artists at my studio in Reesville, Bedrock Recording and Editing Suite.
‘Who Pays’ is the sad tale of an angry, destructive brother, who learns from his father, to let go of his family for the bottle and pills. He is set to pass this behaviour on to his own sons. This song is the plea of a sister who loves him and his boys and wants to help him find his way. Love.

Carolyna is supporting making awareness around the paths to Domestic Violence, support her and buy her song and show your own support for the charities and artists who highlight social change.  Go to the shop now and buy it!

   Pay it Forward by JJ

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JJ (Jemiah Jade) is an 11 year old freestyle singer/songwriter based on the Sunshine Coast.

JJ is performing on the main Stage at the 2017 Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues festival for the second time and has the amazing ability to freestyle songs on the spot.

This song is recorded in one take.  JJ is reading the lyrics for the first time while creating the melody and the wonderful Sue Moxon on Piano creating the music with no lyrics in front of her.  This is all happening in this one take.  Pretty amazing.

Support this young artist and show your encouragement at creating music around social change by buying her song now.

   Welcome by Adam Richardson

 Refugees

Lifeboat is a band inspired by folk, Punk and Alt-Rock. We write songs about stuff we don’t understand. We love the music we play and we hope you do too.

Adrian is focusing his song on social change for Refugees and you can support him in his efforts by buying his song now.

   Walk in Peace by Kester Chalkley

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Kester Chalkley originally began his musical career in Melbourne, alongside a career in dance. Now residing on the Sunshine Coast with his wife Kirsty and their three children, he teaches and performs dance and music.

Respect on all levels is close to his heart and this can be seen throughout many of his works, however, ‘Walk in Peace’ was written specifically for the ‘Sing for Change’ event.

This wonderful musician has great heart as do all his family and you can show your support for their efforts in bringing more light into the world by buying his song.

 Outlaws by Annie Jackson

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Annie is an accomplished songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Vocals/Saxophone/Keys/Clarinet ).After scoring in the top 10% in the NSW HSC for music composition she was accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium of music and since then has written over 50 songs including music for a rock musical “Assylum” as well as and receiving a top 10 rating in the Australian Song Writing competition .

Sydney based she earned her reputation initially as one of Sydney’s only female Funk Sax players and later as a powerhouse vocalist . She has played and toured throughout Australia and internationally with a variety of cover and original bands.

When artists like Annie focus their attention on something important its worth listening.  Take time to listen to this track and support Annie and her efforts for social change and buy her song now.

   Violent Ocean by Opia Delmas

Refugees

I originally composed this song ‘Violent Ocean’ for a Year 12 music assignment earlier in 2017. Given a range of various photos, I chose to use the sea as my stimulus. The composition is an attempt to portray the hugely dangerous and traumatising journey that many people experience when seeking asylum by boat and to acknowledge the many that did not make it to land.

I am passionate about refugee issues and hope that this song can spread awareness to those that listen to it about the harrowing experiences many refugees and asylum seekers constantly go through in pursuit of safety.

This bright and talented Singer/songwriter/composer is an upcoming talent to watch. Support Opia go on a journey with her across the ocean as you listen to this affecting piece, shut your eyes and feel the journey.  Buy her song now.

   Dreamin’ of That Day by Brett Clarke

 Indigenous Healing

Im Indigenous Singer Songwriter from Kirrae Whurrong Nation in south west Victoria
I wrote this song when Australia Government started the Racist Intervention

How wonderful to see Indigenous artists share these amazing songs.  Support the wonderful work of Brett Clarke by buying his song today.

  Sit and Watch Your Children Play by Glenn Major

Refugees

Glenn Major is a songwriter located in Caloundra and specializes in themes of social conscience, including domestic violence and peace, songs with positive outlook in appreciation of one another and the magical world we live in as well as more mainstream themes and local content songs. His songs often capture our lifestyles in the 21st Century.
His guitar work displays various finger styles. Events in Gaza were the inspiration for this song.

Support Glenn and his great efforts to bring about positive social change and greater RESPECT buy his song now.

  Just Like You by EPICC Maleny

Indigenous Healing

EPICC is a group of capable young people who battle in their personal lives with issues of disability and discrimination.

They win those fights with their courage, and the capacity to find joy daily in the midst of severe hardship.

With a little support from a local musician they have written this song themselves. A song that makes a touching comparison between the discrimination of disability and the discrimination of colour and culture, concluding that we are all part of the same story, and that it is a story of family and belonging.

These amazing young people need your support and encouragement.  They are shining lights in our communities that despite their challenges they face they take the time to create works that bring about positive social change for others.  Support them today and buy their song & the eBook “Creative Writings for Change” which has numerous great writings from them.

  Open Waters by EPICC Maleny

Refugees

EPICC are a group of young people who meet weekly in Maleny, to connect and overcome disability through creative writing, dance, music and songwriting. We experience daily the difficulty of arriving in places where we might not always feel welcome.

This song we have composed with the help of a local musician, expresses our desire to be welcoming to refugees and echoes a desire that our ‘great family’ of Australia might be a little more welcoming to all those who arrive in difficult times.

These amazing young people need your support and encouragement.  They are shining lights in our communities that despite their challenges they face they take the time to create works that bring about positive social change for others.  Support them today and buy their song & the eBook “Creative Writings for Change” which has numerous great writings from them.

  If I Fall by Tiare Helberg

Domestic Violence

Australian-born, Swedesh/Polynesian singer-songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalists captivating vocals and lyrics create an evocative soundscape of intoxicating melodies.

If I fall Tiare is trying to make sense of the unnecessary domestic, emotional & psychological abuse & violence within an ultimately dysfunctional & destructive relationship.

Tiare is the voice of the Swedish TV crime series “Arne Dahl” season 2 title track “Darkest Star.

Tiare is committed to help raise awareness of RESPECT and has submitted this amazing track which from an artist of her calibre is wonderful.  Please  support Tiare and buy her song now your support also helps the Neighbourhood Centre Charity the MNC suported by Sing for Change..