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Simon Webb & Jim Preen

Simon Webb & Jim Preen is crowdfunding

71%
£2,130
raised of £3,000 target by 60 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to Raise money for the homeless in the UK.

Cambridge & London

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Covid is causing huge suffering right now, but being homeless while the pandemic is raging is a special kind of awful. If you live on the street there’s often no shelter and, if you catch the virus, there may be no friends and family riding to the rescue.

We are The Spiderhawks, a group of musicians, who want to help those who are struggling during this not-so-festive season. We’ve recorded a charity Christmas single called Holy Joe. Click on the video to listen to the song. If you like it, you can watch again on YouTube. It is now available here on Spotify to add to your Spotify playlist. And you can buy the download here on Amazon.

If you could donate even a small amount of money, the hero of our song, Joe Monroe, would be extremely grateful as would the many other Joes and Janes who are out on the street right now. All money raised will be given to a selection of established homeless charities.

HOLY JOE was written by Jim Preen (lyrics), and Simon Webb (music) as a Christmas song to raise money for the homeless.

It is performed by THE SPIDERHAWKS:

Robert Hart - Vocals , Simon Webb - Keyboards, Jay Stapley - Guitars , John Gordon - Bass, John Trotter - Drums, Al Stewart - Sax , Pete Jagger - Blues Harp , Lynda Hayes & Steve Stapley - Backing Vocals .

The HOLY JOE lead vocals were recorded by Stephen Smith at Room With A View Studio, Hampshire, the band recorded themselves in their own studios, the song was mixed by Simon Webb at SF Studio, Suffolk, and mastered by Martin Russell at The Music Barn, Gloucestershire.

The video was created by Jim Preen & Simon Webb. The homeless photographs are used by kind permission of Depositphotos, and the band footage is by the musicians themselves.

Holy Joe will shortly be available in all reputable musical outlets including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, CD Baby, & Deezer.

Holy Joe is published by Music For Sport Ltd. All rights reserved Music For Sport 2020.

To licence Holy Joe, use the contact form below. To donate, click the Donate Now button at the top right of this page. All proceeds will go to UK homeless charities. All the musicians involved have contributed their time freely.

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  • Simon Webb & Jim Preen4 days ago
    Simon Webb & Jim Preen

    Simon Webb & Jim Preen

    4 days ago

    Thanks to your generosity we’ve now raised £2,000 for the homeless. But we are pushing on and raising the bar to £3,000, a tall order but we think it’s achievable. We have a new video that Simon has put together of the band performing the song, and both Simon and Jim have been on various local radio stations getting the Holy Joe message across. So please can you share the Holy Joe link (holyjoe.uk) with your friends and family. We want to spread the word far and wide.

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  • Simon Webb & Jim Preen5 days ago
    Simon Webb & Jim Preen

    Simon Webb & Jim Preen

    5 days ago

    Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far we have now exceeded the £1500 mark, and are heading for £2000. We thought you would like to see the video of the recording of the song. Normally this would have been achieved in a recording studio. This time, due to the pandemic, all the musicians recorded themselves and their performances were mixed together Lin Simon's studio. As a result, we have a recording that was made in England, Wales, and Australia! Thanks again everyone! Stay safe. All the best, Jim, Simon, & the Team.

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  • Simon Webb & Jim Preen10 days ago
    Simon Webb & Jim Preen

    Simon Webb & Jim Preen

    10 days ago

    We’ve hit a £1000! A quick note to thank everyone who has donated to our fund-raising appeal for the homeless. Thanks to you we’ve hit our first target of £1000. But we don’t want to stop there, we’re aiming higher, so please could you share the Holy Joe link (www.holyjoe.uk) with your friends and networks to see if we can edge towards £2000. We’ll keep you posted. Best wishes Simon and Jim

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Page last updated on: 12/1/2020 12.35

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60

  • James Studholme

    James Studholme

    Dec 1, 2020

    It's a fantastic thing that you're doing. Good on yer.

    £100.00

  • Miranda Tadros

    Miranda Tadros

    Dec 1, 2020

    Wonderful song for a great cause, thank you!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 30, 2020

    £20.00

  • Ian Pearce

    Ian Pearce

    Nov 29, 2020

    Great cause, great effort, great song......thank you!

    £100.00

  • Sandra

    Sandra

    Nov 29, 2020

    Well done!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2020

  • Teddy Valentine

    Teddy Valentine

    Nov 29, 2020

    Very humbling. Good to be reminded that we all have something to be grateful for. Good work guys. Merry Xmas🎄🎄

    £50.00

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Simon Webb & Jim Preen

Simon Webb & Jim Preen

Cambridge & London

Long-time friends Simon Webb and Jim Preen have been writing songs together for nearly a year. The illustrious Spiderhawks have been accompanying the great and the good of the music world for quite a time. They have worked with everybody from Dizzie Gillespie to George Michael!

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