Katie volunteers with Joy Of Sound helping us produce community music with participants of all ages and abilities. Katie arrived at JOS in 2016 and we soon realised that she is a naturally gifted singer songwriter, so we asked if she would like to write a song about her experience, and to share how it feels to volunteer at JOS. Katie’s song ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ is the result. It emerged as a collaboration with JOS volunteers and participants at our Portobello Road workshops.
A video that documents the process working with filmmaker Julian Langham, sponsored by City Living Local Life RBKC was viewed by over 6000 people, and many suggested the song ought to be released as a single showcasing Katie’s brilliance as a performer songwriter and promoting JOS’s work.
So that’s what we’ve done.
Please tell us what you feel about the song and share the link with your friends and networks. You are also very welcome to come and join us.
Song written and performed by Katie Robinson aka Katie Kaboose
Recording / Guitar – Julian Millership
Cello – Margit Kraft
Mixing / Guitar – Chris Leeds
Producer – William Longden
Cover design: Original collage by Katie using an image by artist Sophie Derrick as a base
Katie’s Facebook profile.
With thanks to the Kensington and Chelsea Volunteer Centre