In support of Heavy Metal Truants Monster Rock Auction, the progressive/rock supergroup Flying Colors (Steve Morse, Dave LaRue, Neal Morse, Casey McPherson, Mike Portnoy) have offered a "Create a Song" experience to record a song with the band and their team. The winner will write a song with creative guidance from the band, have studio time with their exec producer, and mix/master with their engineers. The auction is in aid of Nordoff Robbins, ChildLine and Teenage Cancer Trust.
View the auction at: flyingcolorsmusic.com/auction
Auction Closes: Monday 07 September BST at 19:00 h
Start by sending your demo to Steve Morse, Casey McPherson, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue and Mike Portnoy. They'll each listen, and send you back their individual, creative feedback. Then, hit the studio with Bill Evans, and track your masterpiece with mirth and fervor. Next, have your song mixed by Rich Mouser, the man behind their albums as well as every studio release by Transatlantic, Neal Morse, and Spock's Beard. Next up, give your song the final polish with mastering by Dan Shike, the golden ears behind their #1-charting Live from Europe, and many other chart-topping albums. It's the full Flying Colors experience! (Please see the auction listing here for full details.)
Here is a overview on the organisations which will be aided with the money made out of this auction:
Nordoff Robbins is the UK's leading private provider of music therapy services. Their trained network of music therapists work with people of all ages and with a range of conditions. They deliver thousands of music therapy sessions per year in care homes, day centres, hospitals, schools and our own centres and are also developing a range of other music and health projects aimed at bringing music to more and more people in local communities. Find out more here.
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything -no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.
Teenage Cancer Trust are there to give young people the support and expert treatment they need when they hear the word ‘cancer’. The charity needs to raise at least £80million in the next five years to help every young person with cancer in the UK have access to the specialist care they provide. Learn more at their website.