Multi-Talented Artist and Force of Nature announces Charity Release for Nordoff Robbins -Sadie Frost Directs Animation short for Nordoff Robbins//Collette Cooper ‘s New Single release ‘ Lost Soul’ with + Eddie Apollo

Lost Soul the latest single from the album ‘Lost’ by Collette Cooper released by Thelonious Punk Records.

All proceeds will be donated to Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s largest independent music therapy charity. Collette Cooper sources inspiration from artists such as Bessie Smith and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Kurt Weill, she’s been described as ‘Janis Joplin channelling Edith Piaf.’ Cooper herself has faced a number of extreme challenges throughout her life, from becoming homeless to losing her father.

Collette says: ‘I’m proud to be an ambassador for NR and all their great work that they do and feel music therapy is so important in helping not only for those with a life-limiting disability but in today’s uncertain times, it’s a saviour for a lot of people.’

Hannah Sheedy, Director of Fundraising and Marcomms says: “At Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, we believe that music brings us closer together. It can be made and enjoyed by anyone, and at times like this, the connectivity that music brings is more important than ever. We’re delighted to have the support of Collette who will be donating all proceeds from her wonderful album ‘Lost’ to help fund our music therapy. As we do not receive any direct government funding, Collette’s kindness will enable the charity to continue to enrich people’s lives with music therapy, supporting some of the most vulnerable and isolated members of our communities who have been significantly affected by this crisis.

What people have to say about Collette:

CC your music is amazing! I love it! I listened and immediately loved the sound.’ Your voice is incomparable!’ – Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music

‘Someone I’ve fallen for, oozing sass and attitude’ – Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music. ‘What a voice’ – Sara Cox BBC Radio 2
‘Just lovely’ – Claudia Winkleman, BBC Radio 2
‘Love it, very Bessie Smith’ – Tony Minvielle, Jazz FM

‘A voice like chocolate’ – Liane Carroll
‘We’re going to be hearing a lot more from Collette Cooper. What a voice.’ – Jonathon Ross.

‘Best birthday ever was when Collette sang with her band’ – Sheridan Smith

Track recorded live, straight onto tape. Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis.

‘Lost’ the album is available to purchase and stream on all platforms now.

About Nordoff Robbins:

In 1959 American composer and pianist Paul Nordoff and special education teacher Clive Robbins developed a new form of collaborative music-making to engage vulnerable and isolated children, which they termed ‘therapy in music’.

Today, Nordoff Robbins is the largest music therapy charity in the UK helping thousands of people each year. They now deliver services from 13 centres across the UK, and work in partnership with over 211 organisations. Their ethos is  to change the lives of the people who need us most.

Film Directed by Sadie Frost Written by Sadie Frost, Eddie Apollo Animation by Eddie Apollo Produced by Sadie Frost Executive Produced by Andrew Green Special guest appearances from Sadie Frost as ‘Naughty Angel’ and Billy Cooper Hanson as ‘The Dog’

Special thanks to Mike Hanson

Lost Soul was written and performed by Collette Cooper Produced by Collette Cooper and Dan Lipman

Piano – George Muranyi Double Bass – Francois Moreau Drums – Andrea Trillo Harmonica – Steve Counsel Trumpet – Kevin Davy Saxophone – Dan Lipman https://www.theloniouspunkproductions…

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.