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2012: dean rodney singers and paralympics opening ceremony

2012 was the biggest year to date for Heart n Soul. We reached more people, travelled to more new countries and tried out more new things than any previous years.

We were delighted that Fish Police front man Dean Rodney was supported by the first Unlimited commission to realise his dream of bringing a global band of singers, dancers and musicians together from seven countries to create original music and dance videos using the internet. We visited Germany, South Africa, Brazil, Croatia, Japan and China, recruited 72 members of the Dean Rodney Singers band from across the world and created 23 brand new tracks to soundtrack the Dean Rodney Universe.

You can find out more about this incredible project here. Without a doubt, this project has changed Heart n Soul for the better and has meant that we have embraced digital art in a completely new and different way.

Lizzie Emeh and The Fish Police also got to play a part in the 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony in front of 80,000 people. As well as performing the Fish Police theme in the pre show, Matt and Dean got to perform with other members of the ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ cast and Lizzie Emeh performed ‘I Am What I Am’ with Beverly Knight as the closing number.

On the left you can see the performance with Lizzie Emeh and Beverly Knight at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony.

Look out for more trips down memory lane on our News page!

julySandra Reynolds