Last night’s launch of the Sound of Adamsdown CD was a great success, with live performances of “Crystal Moment” by Dominique Fester and “No Blinding Light” by Steve Wride. But now we need to step up a gear to bring this fantastic album to the attention of the wider world. You can help by playing the songs at reverbnation to get the CD up one of the most important internet charts. Mentions on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and any relevant forums are also important.

So far the CD has received coverage on Radio Cardiff, the Cardiffian website and Wales Online. But it is a major disappointment that bigger players, in particular the BBC, have shown no interest in the project. The mass media are happy to report riots and other bad news in impoverished inner city communities, but are clearly not so enthusiastic to publicise a positive achievement of one such area. Can anyone seriously argue that there is no track on This is the Sound of Adamsdown good enough to play on BBC Radio Wales?

Do feel free to drop the BBC a line about it.

CDs are still available at the Communities First office on Moira Terrace, several shops on Clifton Street and many online retailers. All profits will go towards future Community projects.

The official launch of This is the Sound of Adamsdown will take place on Friday 2nd March, 7pm, at Hungry Planet on Clifton Street. We’re hoping to have a few live performances and refreshments will be available.

Following the launch we’ll be organising a full-on promotion to ensure this fantastic CD gets the audience it deserves and puts Adamsdown, Cardiff on the map – just as Adamsdown Song received fan messages from all over the world.

Anyone wanting to review the album is welcome to pick one up at the launch. All performers, their friends and families, as well as anyone from the media interested in the CD, or indeed anyone interested in promoting it or getting involved in any way, are welcome to attend.

We’re particularly interested in meeting anyone interested in making videos of the songs, or shops and stalls interested in selling it. Shops keep £2 of the £5 selling price and can get the CD sale or return.

All profits from the CD will go to a fund for future creative projects in Adamsdown.

This is the Sound of Adamsdown is already for sale at Hungry Planet and is now available for download at Amazon.

Keep spreading the word! Mentions and links on social media are invaluable.

We’re on i Tunes

Posted: February 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

This is the Sound of Adamsdown is now available on i Tunes, at their standard rate of £7.90.  For some reason the tracks are all in the wrong order, but to reorder in your library just check the track listing by clicking the CD image on the left of this news story.

Ths physical CD will soon be available in several locations.  More news to follow shortly.

CDs here at last!

Posted: January 27, 2012 in Adamsdown, Cardiff, CD, community music, Wales

The first batch of This is the Sound of Adamsdown have now arrived and are looking good! Anyone wanting to buy a copy or take some to sell should ring (029) 20213053 or use the email address to the left. The price is just £5: sellers keep £1, or in the case of shops, £2. Once costs have been met all profits go to future community music projects.

The CD should be available online shortly: since the price is set by retailers this is likely to be a little more than the physical CD, although you will be able to download individual tracks.

A launch event is planned shortly.

CD in production

Posted: January 20, 2012 in Adamsdown, Cardiff, community music, Music, Wales

This is the Sound of Adamsdown is now in production and also submitted to I-Tunes, Amazon, Spotify etc where all being well it should appear within a fortnight. I-Tunes does not allow compilations but it will hopefully be clear that all tracks on the CD are the product of the same two musicians, with a range of featured vocalists.

With the completion of the last track, Crystal Moment, a rethink of the track order became necessary, and the result can be seen in the track listing on the back of the CD. Hopefully everyone will be happy with this – the track listing is not a top ten!

What is clear from the reactions of everyone who’ve heard the album is that we have a pretty good product. We’ll be organising its promotion shortly, and if anyone is interested in helping with this, do get in touch.

Crystal Moment, the final song for This is the Sound of Adamsdown, is at last recorded, and following some final tweaks the tracks will now be going off to the CD manufacturer. A date for release should be set shortly.

Crystal Moment, sung by Dominique Fester, can be heard at our site on Reverbnation.

Welcome to the new site

Posted: January 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

Welcome to the new site for the This is the Sound of Adamsdown CD.  We’ve outgrown our old site at www.adamsdown.wordpress.com, so that site will revert to being the home of Adamsdown Song, the original project featuring the primary school pupils of  Adamsdown, Cardiff.

The CD is now on the verge of completion and should be ready for sale late Jan/early Feb.