Scots band Leonheart’s album to raise funds for charity

Leonard Harper Gow to raise funds for mental health charity. Picture: Contributed
Leonard Harper Gow to raise funds for mental health charity. Picture: Contributed
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A SCOTTISH band – called Leonheart – led by composer and musician Leonard Harper Gow, have released an album, The Conflict Within, in aid of a mental health charity.

The profits from the initial sales and a concert today will go directly to support the work of Health in Mind. The album is an atmospheric mix of electronic and ambient with hints of jazz and blues.

Leonard Harper Gow explained how the band is really looking forward to performing at St Andrew and St George’s West Church George Street in Edinburgh and how they would like to see every seat filled.

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He said: “The performance of The Conflict Within will feature keyboards, cello, sax and voice and as well as our music, people will hear how Health in Mind can change people’s lives.

Health in Mind’s chief executive Gwenn McCreath enjoyed listening to the album, and said: “The music is similar to paintings that change with the light, in that the effect is different every time and reflects your mood at that particular moment,”

Health in Mind is a charity with almost 35 years’ experience delivering specialist mental health and wellbeing services. These include support services such as talking therapies, information and a range of self-management and preventative services.

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Their services include Guided Self Help (cognitive behavioural therapy), counselling and trauma counselling, information, befriending, suicide and substance misuse prevention.

Last year, their 120 staff and 298 volunteers supported over 3,000 people. The charity is accredited with both Investors in People and Investors in Volunteers. Tickets for tonight cost £15 and can be booked by email.

The CD will be available on the night.

Leonheart’s sample track