If you have read my launch blog, you will have already heard me mention The Claze, our great friends who wrote and recorded Tulips and Coffee in 2013 (if you haven’t read the blog, go do that now…..it’s worth a read!)
Tulips and Coffee was inspired by friend of the band Naomi, and by her love of tulips and drinking coffee and having girly chats with her friends.
The response we had to the song was absolutely incredible, and something we are all incredibly proud to have been a part of.
I was also delighted for the band when they won the National Douglas Macmillan Award from the charity earlier this year, in gratitude for all they have done to raise awareness of Macmillan in Cornwall and beyond.
When I had confirmation that The Cove was about to get the green light, the first thing that sprung to mind was a song! The appeal needed a song! I’m glad to say it didn’t take too much to persuade The Claze boys to get involved once again, and with the inspiration of everything the new building would be behind them, they came up with the rather appropriately named song ‘The Cove’.
In 2015 we very much hope to get a video made for the song, but for now if you would like to buy the song, it can be found on the bands new EP called ‘Reaching’. You can puchase the EP, which also includes Tulips and Coffee, by contacting the band directly through www.theclaze.com or by visiting well known digital download stores such as ITunes and Amazon.
I would also like to encourage you to read all about The Claze on their website-they are an incredible bunch of chaps who use their skills to support lots of good causes and local people. They asked me to sum up the band in a quote for their website, and these are my thoughts:
How to describe The Claze? I actually think this is quite easy!
The Claze are everything they proclaim to be and more-a life loving and faith filled band of brothers.
A group of friends, brought together through their Faith who almost have The Blues Brothers ‘mission from God’ to use music to change, improve and inspire people’s lives.
4 people who are selfless, generous and passionate about using the talent they have to benefit others.
Their work on Tulips and Coffee with Macmillan Cancer Support received National coverage, and spread the message of how community spirit and love can make such a difference to people going through difficult times.
It’s a message that often gets lost in the fast paced world we live in, but The Claze have the ability to not only create music which conveys this belief but also to do it with laughter, emotion and true heart.
As well as creating music which reflects on life, love and loss, The Claze have a bond with each other which shines from within.
Gareth, Tom, Dave and James have their faith in God which is gentle and true. And their faith in each other to support, care and stick together is what makes The Claze work so well as a band.
They sing, play and speak from the heart. They like talking about God, rugby and music over a beer. They want to make a difference. What could be more inspirational than that?