Oh…Brad, I’m mad, for you…


 

Beyond honoured, thrilled and excited to hear that the incredible Bradley is producing more HOPEfilled music for the GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN. 
Can’t bloody wait! Thank you Brad 

  

Here’s what he told me today:
“K, so this is weird… Now I’m working on my second Give ’em Hope song in less than a week, and haven’t even finished/released the first one from this week yet. 
I advise that you take this as the hint it’s intended to be… 

I feel the grand-finale coming on…
What is Give ’em Hope? Give ’em Hope (or GEH) is a campaign started by fellow gay activist and educator (no literally) David Watters. In a world of digital socializing & networking we are thrown a series of deep, and meaningful causes. No matter the cause, there is a campaign for it on this digital platform we all use. The award-winning GEH campaign stands right up there with all of them. The campaign is not unlike other inclusive and educational campaigns. Campaigns such as Black Lives Matter , NO H8 Campaign, FCKH8.com and It Gets Better Project. 
The wonderful thing about the The GIVE ‘EM HOPE Campaign Page is that whereas #BlackLivesMatter is a sole civil-black-rights-movement, and the others are solely about the civil-gay-rights-movement, Give ’em Hope is a more broad campaign designed to give hope to people of all walks of life; Be it blacks, gays, Muslims, the obese, the poor, the abused, and so on.
As of the date of this post I have contributed a total of 9 of my original songs to the campaign. Each song is now (and will forever be) free to download, as the messages they contain are of survival, they are of hope, and of pride, and music fans deserve to own them each at absolutely no cost… After all they were written & recorded by a loving man, for a loving campaign, for my loving brothers and sisters, and if there’s 1 thing I know ’bout, it is love. And my love comes at no cost. It is free. So take it!
Anyway before I list and link the songs that I’ve donated to the campaign, I’ll let you know a tad more about the 2 new editions that are currently in progress:
The first is called “I Forgive You” and is a retake/remake of one of the very first songs I ever wrote, back in the 1996/1997 era. The song, your typical “student being bullying/student grows up and moves on” song is about high-school brutality, and how I, and how you will, survive high-school, and stand tall enough to tell those former bullies “I forgive you” for all that you did to me.
The second song currently in the works is called “Matthew.” Matthew, is another ‘high-school’ themed song. In the case of this song however, I’m not the one who is being victimized, and although the song is still in its early stages, I can guarantee you that not only do I play one of the main characters in the song’s lyrical narrative’s but the song will in fact have a happy ending!”
Okay, the songs that Bradley had already written and released for the campaign are as follows:  
1A. Give ’em Hope (Clean)

https://bradleyvoorhees.bandcamp.com/track/give-em-hope-clean

1B. Give ’em Hope (Explicit)

http://bradleyvoorhees.bandcamp.com/track/give-em-hope-explicit
2. Give ’em Hope Again

http://bradleyvoorhees.bandcamp.com/track/give-em-hope-again-give-em-hope-part-2
3. It’s Hope

http://bradleyvoorhees.bandcamp.com/track/its-hope-give-em-hope-3
4. Fatal Attraction

http://bradleyvoorhees.bandcamp.com/track/fatal-attraction-give-em-hope-4
5. Gave Joshie Hope

http://soundcloud.com/bradleyvoorhees/gave-joshie-hope-give-em-hope-part-5
6. Inspiration

http://soundcloud.com/bradleyvoorhees/inspiration-give-em-hope-6
7. Never Gonna Blend In Gave Me Hope 

http://soundcloud.com/bradleyvoorhees/never-gonna-blend-in-gave-me-hope-give-em-hope-7
8. You’ve Got to Have Hope & Pride

http://soundcloud.com/bradleyvoorhees/youve-got-to-have-hope-pride-give-em-hope-8-free-download
9. Gays on the Radio

http://soundcloud.com/bradleyvoorhees/gays-on-the-radio-give-em-hope-9-free-download

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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