LOCAL MUSICIAN RECORDS ROCK ANTHEM FOR NEW FOREST VILLAGE
When jazz, blues and rock musician Ivan Chandler moved to Milford on Sea in April 2016, he thought it was the place to be. He loved the people, the pubs, the shops, the village green, the sea and the beach so much he decided it was something to sing about.
He was sitting in the Needles Eye Cafe one day when something caught his eye. It was a tea towel displayed on the wall that said, quite simply, MILFORD ON SEA – THE PLACE TO BE.
The words kept going over and over in his mind and soon he’d formed a tune for a rock anthem called Milford-on-Sea – Place To Be!
The foot-stomping song mentions many of the local shops, businesses and attractions. Its catchy chorus will soon have listeners singing along, it’s very rock’n roll.
Keyboard player Ivan recorded the song with his band, The Go Go Five, at Sunshine Corner Studios in Fleet. The CD is due to be released on 8th October and will include a bonus karaoke version, the lyrics and a Milford-on-Sea map showing the locations of the places mentioned. Soon to be on sale in the local shops and via the website www.thegogofive.com. The cost will be £3; a share of profits will be donated to local charities.
About Ivan; Ivan “Chuck” Chandler started piano lessons when he was 8. By the time he was 20, he was playing keyboards for Dusty Springfield, Lulu and Cat Stevens. He went on to hold senior management positions in the music industry including 8 years at Motown International’s London office in Mayfair. He formed his own Music Copyright & Licensing company, Musicalities Ltd, in 1994, seven years later, he founded The Go Go Five.
About The Go Go Five; Playing a mix of Motown, ‘60s Soul, Jazz, Rock & Blues, the band plays regular gigs in many venues, including Milford on Sea. The Go Go Five opened the Milford on Sea Music & Arts Festival this July where they first performed Milford on Sea – Place To Be – the audience were soon singing the chorus!
The band’s co-founder Jonathan MacDonald has played guitar for the Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai and Madness.
About Milford on Sea; Milford on Sea is a coastal village in the New Forest in Hampshire with views across to the Isle of Wight. It’s a community minded village with lots of events throughout the year, many of which take place on the village green. For images and information on Milford on Sea visit www.thenewforest.co.uk/explore/towns-and-villages/milford-on-sea
FOR MORE INFORMATION, TO ARRANGE INTERVIEWS AND REQUEST A REVIEW COPY OF THE CD: Milford on Sea – Place To Be call IVAN: 07915 662030
You can hear a little sample below. The CD can be purchased from participating shops in Milford On Sea or, for those who are not local, text Ivan on 07915 662030 to arrange purchase at £3 plus P&P.