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Mr Blue Sky Lockdown Project

One of the hardest things as a musician in lockdown was losing the ability to make music with others.

You might have seen bands, choirs, orchestras and all sorts of others collaborating on music videos – so here at WQE, we thought we’d give it a go!

We felt it would be a great project for our students to work on, and chose the song Mr Blue Sky by ELO. We’d been learning it in choir rehearsals before the college closed, and its positive, upbeat nature seemed perfect for lifting the spirits at such an unsettling time.

Current students – and a number of alumni – volunteered to be involved, and recorded their parts individually before sending them in to be combined into one performance. Our former Audio Visual Technician, Sheriton Swan, lent his expertise in helping create the final product.

We are grateful to everyone who gave their time to take part, and are sure you’ll agree the energy and talent shown is really uplifting.

We hope it brings you a smile and ray of sunshine!


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