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23rd January Independent singer / songwriter Surianne releases Hestia charity single Stronger Than Before, with all proceeds going to Hestia Housing and Support. To coincide with the charity 40th anniversary, up and coming artist Surianne was selected as Hestia single of choice to help raise awareness and funds for the London based charity.
Stronger Than Before is a moving story about picking up the shattered pieces and rebuilding ones life. It is an emotional response perhaps provoked by a series of events, both good and bad, experienced by the songwriter. A powerful journey of self discovery and self confidence that through lyrics and music, beautifully describes the process of believing in ones self again.
Hestia currently support in excess of 300 women with experience of domestic violence every year through a range of specialist domestic violence services across six London boroughs, including:
10 general refuges for women and their children fleeing domestic abuse
1 specialist refuge for women from South and South East Asian Communities,
4 floating support services for 72 women with experience of domestic violence
1 Independent Domestic Violence Advocate
Services for children residing in our refuges
Their Vision for Womens Services is one where every woman can realise her full potential, personally, socially and economically. Hestia recognises the importance of working in partnership with multi- disciplinary teams in relation to the provision of support services including domestic violence. Choosing to work with an independent artist such as Surianne and release Stronger Than Before as a charity single will not only provide financial support, but will help to raise the social profile of the charity and its services through music.
All monies from the single download Stronger Than Before will proceed to Hestia in specific to their children and family projects - enabling mothers and children affected by domestic violence to rebuild their lives. At 79p per download, every 10 singles downloaded could provide toys and learning materials for children living in Hestias domestic violence refuges. Every 20 singles downloaded could provide a basic pack of toiletries and food for a person coming into one of the emergency refuges.
The charity single Stronger Than Before will be digitally distributed through various online music portals such as iTunes, Amazon MP3, Walmart, Spotify, MySpace Music and Zune and will only be available initially as a download.
The single has already received airplay in national and international radio stations such as Westside FM (UK), Aculcoradio (UK), Radio Gibraltar (Gibraltar), La Cope (Spain) and featured in national and local press such as The Guardian Waltham Forest (UK), The Gibraltar Magazine, Gibraltar Chronicle, Area (Spain).
Described as an inglesa gitana (a Spanish gypsy singing in English) London based independent singer/songwriter Surianne brings a new wave of acoustic Latin/Flamenco/Rock music.
Being strongly influenced by the fusion of acoustic guitar sounds and driving percussive rhythms, her music style is derived from a blend of various cultures inspired by Mediterranean grooves and warm summer nights.
Surianne has been a support act for artists such as Suzanne Vega, Steve Balsamo, Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band, Breed77, Spencer Kennedy and amongst others, performed in festivals and venues like The Emirates Stadium, The O2 Academy, The London International Music Show, The Beverley Folk Festival and for The Princes Trust.
In 2005, she received a nomination for a Birmingham music award for best unplugged / unsigned act in the Midlands. In Nov 2008, she was in the top three acts of the Jar Music Maldives UK Breakout Festival
In 2010, she works closely with charity ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Hestia Housing & SupportÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ releasing her track ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Stronger Than BeforeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ as a charity single in Jan 2011.
The track will only be available as a download through music portals such as iTunes, Amazon Mp3, Spotify, MySpace music, Zune and Wallmart and will help to raise funds and awareness for HestiaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Domestic Violence services, in specific for children and family projects - enabling mothers and children affected by domestic violence to rebuild their lives.