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JImmy Somerville + Rick Astley together to Help Musicians

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  Scottish queer singer/songwriter JIMMY SOMERVILLE  (Bronski Beat & Communards) and Brit singer/songwriter RICK ASTLEY (Never Going To GIve You Up)  front The Big Band Collective with a rousing edition of Bill Wither’s I Wish You Well. This joyous upbeat song was performed and filmed virtually was made to help musicians who have been facing … Continue reading



Jimmy Sommerville : Everything Must Change

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  Iconic Brit queer singer/songwriter and activist Jimmy Sommerville teamed  up with composer Sally Herbert for this new haunting version of Everything Must Change, Originally written by the talented musician  Benard Ighner, the song became an anthem for many artists, including Nina Simone whose very strident take sent chills down your spine. Now Sommerville claims … Continue reading



Never Can Say Goodbye to The Communards 35 years later

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    The Scottish singer/songwriter Jimmy Sommerville was one of the most important queer voices from the 1980s onwards.  This diminutive London-based performer provided so much of the music we danced to in the Clubs back then, where he also frequently hung out when he wasn’t on stage.  In 1982 he co-founded the Bronski Beat, … Continue reading



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