British music collective, The Floe, agree to become official Ambassadors for The Songwriting Charity, helping to empower young people through the art and craft of songwriting and music. Sarah Springett and Liz Townsend make up the singer-songwriting partnership. Drawing on influences such as Massive Attack, Adele and Portishead and renown for breathtaking live shows The Floe are leaving an indelible mark on the British music scene.
The Floe said of their recent ambassador status, “It was an absolute honour to be invited to be official ambassadors for The Songwriting Charity. We were extremely touched to be asked and said yes in a heartbeat! We can’t think of a charity, or a group of people, that we’d like to be associated with more and as musicians, songwriters and teachers we understand the value of what the Songwriting Charity does. We look forward to sharing in both the hard work and successes of the Songwriting Charity’s future.”
Nathan Timothy, Chief Executive of the Songwriting Charity said, “I’m delighted to announce ‘The Floe’ as ambassadors of the Songwriting Charity. I have known Sarah and Liz for many years. They are fantastic songwriters that work very hard and take their craft very seriously. In addition to this they are fantastic role models and should they drop in on a workshop they will be an inspiration to the children and teachers that we work with all over the country.”
The Floe will be kicking off their ambassadorship with a ‘secret gig‘ to help raise funds for one of the charity’s new songwriting and wellbeing projects called Project K on Saturday 13th April. Project K is a tribute to Kate Johnson, the sister of Songwriting Charity CEO Nathan Timothy, who sadly passed away last summer. Project K is a new wellbeing songwriting programme that will be run annually. Children from schools in Kate’s hometown of Penarth will write and record songs promoting peace and wellbeing in her memory. This exclusive gig for Floe fans, will mark the first in a series of fundraising concerts for the Songwriting Charity entitled ‘Live at Nathan’s House!’
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About The Floe
The Floe are British pop duo Sarah Springett and Liz Townsend.
Their live performances sweep effortlessly between breathtakingly heartfelt Adele-worthy piano ballads to impassioned angst-driven electronica, drawing on influences such as Massive Attack, Portishead and other luminaries in their field. At the heart of every Floe song lies Townsend’s multi-instrumental musicality, Springett’s melodic and distinctively direct lyrics and two incredible voices.
‘Headlights’ (digital single, released 4th March 2013) is an epic Trip-Step collaboration with Sony/ATV writer/producer James Earp which sees the girls make another brave leap forwards. Exploring a more dramatic, electro sound, ‘Headlights’ is much darker than their ‘Simple Pleasures’ releases in 2012 which saw them stripping their performances and recordings back to the bare bones and presenting them in the most intimate of settings.
Notable highlights for The Floe in previous years have included working with Grammy Award winning Mixer/Producer Simon Gogerly (Paloma Faith, U2, Underworld, The London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), nationwide exposure from Caffe Nero and Image Sound, airplay on Radio 2 and across the BBC, numerous supports for the likes of Glen Tilbrook and Ultravox and an International Songwriting Competition Honourable Mention. The Floe have also toured tirelessly across the U.K and Ireland, notching up many hundreds of performances and comfortably selling out venues in their home county of Essex.