The Hazel O'Connor Collective Re-joyce single 2010

THE HAZEL O'CONNOR COLLECTIVE "Re-Joyce"
New charity single for Myton Hospice and Help The Hospices




Hazel and friends have recorded a new single "Re-Joyce", proceeds will go to the Myton Hospice and Help The Hospices.
The track is called "Re-Joyce", after Hazel O'Connor's mother - who received respite care in Myton hospice.

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Re-Joyce charity single is now on sale
Re-Joyce reached number 8 on: Amazon.co.uk Bestsellers in CD Single
Re-Joyce reached number 3 on: Amazon.co.uk Hot Future Releases in CD Single
Re-Joyce reached number 11 on: Amazon.co.uk Most Gifted in CD Single

CD mail order links:

Myton Hospice
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CD also available at:

HMV Coventry
Midnight Records, Cov Market
Myton Hospices
Myton Hospices shops

Hazel O'Connor Collective - Re-Joyce 2010

Digital download links:

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Tracklist:
01. Re-Joyce - The Hazel O'Connor Collective Mix
02. Re-Joyce - The Hazel O'Connor Mix
03. Re-Joyce - The Toyah Willcox Mix
04. Re-Joyce - The Vince Hill Mix
05. Re-Joyce - The Pauline Black Mix
06. Re-Joyce - The Carol Decker Mix
07. Re-Joyce - The Ranking Roger Mix
Listen to extracts of the "Re-Joyce" mixes on the Audio page

Watch the Hazel O'Connor Collective TV appearances for
the launch of "Re-Joyce" and the official video:


Hazel live on ITV Daybreak
Monday 6th Dec 2010
YouTube link


Report on ITV Central Tonight
Monday 6th Dec 2010
YouTube link


The official promotional video
of "Re-Joyce" by The Hazel O'Connor Collective


Hazel, The Subs singing
"Re-Joyce" at Coventry Market
on 11th Dec 2010

The Hazel Oconnor Collective poster Dec 2010

HAZEL INTERVIEW ON ANGELA'S SHOW 6 TOWNS RADIO ON 9TH DECEMBER 2010:


Hazel chats to Ange about "Re-Joyce" the new charity single by
The Hazel O'Connor Collective that has been released for Christmas
in aid of Myton Hospice and Help The Hospices.
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The following artists are participating in this project for a very worthy cause:
Hazel O'Connor
Hazel O'Connor
www.hazeloconnor.com
Toyah Willcox
Toyah Willcox
www.toyahwillcox.com
Carol Decker
Carol Decker
(T'pau)
www.tpau.co.uk

Pauline Black
Pauline Black
(The Selecter)
paulineblack.com
Ranking Roger
Ranking Roger
(The Beat)
www.thebeatofficial.com
Vince Hill
Vince Hill
www.vincehill.co.uk

Moya Brennan
Moya Brennan
(Clannad)
www.moyabrennan.com
Neville Staple
Neville Staple
(The Specials)
www.thespecials.com
August Darnell
August Darnell
(Kid Creole & The Coconuts)
kidcreole.com

Neil O'Connor
Neil O'Connor
(The Flys)
www.myspace.com/nocroc
Bob Brolly MBE
Bob Brolly MBE
www.bobbrolly.co.uk
Cormac De Barra
Cormac De Barra
www.cormacdebarra.com

Clare Hirst
Clare Hirst
(The Bluja Project)
www.blujaproject.com
Sarah Fisher
Sarah Fisher
(The Bluja Project)
www.blujaproject.com
The Subterraneans
The Subterraneans
www.thesubs.co.uk

Roger Lomas
Produced by
The Grammy award winning
Roger Lomas
www.rogerlomas.com
Eamonn De Barra
Eamonn De Barra
www.slide-ireland.com
Simon Rogers
Simon Rogers
www.air-edel.co.uk


NEWS DATE: 30 nov 2010
Here is a message from 'The Hazel O'Connor Collective' fundraising Christmas single FB group:

The Hazel O'Connor Collective's fundraising Christmas single is due to be released in 6 days. It is imperative that it is purchased between Monday 6th December and Sunday 12th December to give it the best chance of a chart entry by avoiding a clash with the X-Factor single which is due to be release the following week.

The 'Re-Joyce' single will be available to buy from most major record stores and download sites. I will put up details of the stores and links to the download sites as soon as they have been confirmed.

On the release date (6th December) there will be an interview with Hazel O'Connor plus the first national television airing of 'Re-Joyce' on ITV1's 'Daybreak' at around 8am (subject to change) and also the single will be played on ITV's 'Central Tonight' (Midlands) between 6pm and 6.30pm on the same day.

Please show your generosity and support by purchasing a few copies if you are able. It is an excellent Christmas single as I'm sure those of you fortunate enough to have already heard it will agree, and for a most worthy cause. Proceeds from the single will be going to Myton Hospice in Coventry where Hazel's mum (Joyce) has received care and treatment for cancer.

Please feel free to 'share' this page with your Facebook friends.

Hereafter are some links to "Re-Joyce" Facebook groups:
Facebook - Get Hazel O'Connor (+Pals) Xmas Charity single 'Re-Joyce' into the Charts Facebook - The Hazel O'Connor Collective fundraising Christmas single Facebook - The Hazel O'Connor Collective Christmas single Launch Party
Get Hazel O'Connor (+Pals) Xmas
Charity single 'Re-Joyce' into the Charts
The Hazel O'Connor Collective
fundraising Christmas single
The Hazel O'Connor Collective
Christmas single Launch Party

The launch party took place at The Assembly in Leamington Spa on the 16th November 2010. Performing on the launch night and all singing some of their most well known hits were:

HAZEL O'CONNOR, TOYAH WILCOX, CAROL DECKER, PAULINE BLACK, RANKING ROGER, NEVILLE STAPLE, VINCE HILL, all backed by THE SUBTERRANEANS, additional musicians for the evening were CLARE HIRST (BELLE STARS), SARAH FISHER (EURYTHMICS), ROB ARNALL and many more. The compere for the evening was BOB BROLLY MBE.

Check out the Official Hazel O'Connor website, for a great report from Susie Tullett on The Hazel O'Connor Collective Single Launch at the Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa 16th November 2010: www.hazeloconnor.com

See some photos of the Hazel O'Connor Collective Xmas single launch party "Re-Joyce"
at The Assembly - Leamington Spa 16th Nov 2010: Photo Gallery

Read the following press release on: www.coventrytelegraph.net


Hazel O'Connor on www.coventrytelegraph.net
Hazel O'Connor on www.coventrytelegraph.net

Read the following press release on: www.mytonhospice.org

Hazel O'Connor - Help us get into the charts this Christmas - download charity single Re-Joyce today.

The Hazel O'Connor Collective - 16 nov 2010
The Hazel O'Connor Collective - 16 nov 2010
Viki pic contribution

Read the following press release on: www.leamingtonobserver.co.uk


The Leamington Observer - Myton Hospice single backed by music stars - Hazel O'Connor - 18 Nov 2010

Read the following press release on: www.coventrytelegraph.net


Hazel O'Connor on www.coventrytelegraph.net
Coventry Telegraph - Hazel O'Connor visits Coventry Market on 13 nov 2010
Hazel O'Connor visits Coventry Market on 13 nov 2010
Pete Chamber's photo

Press release from: www.irishpost.ie


Hazel O'Connor on The Irish Post
Hazel O'Connor on The Irish Post Nov 2010

Click the following link to listen The Milk Bar Podcast:

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Hazel O'Connor - Jason & Zoe in The Milk Bar Podcast

www.mytonhospice.org

Hazel O'Connor - Stars launch charity single for Myton

www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk

Hazel O'Connor Single to be launched on November 16th

www.toyah.net

TRe-Joyce: The Toyah Mix

Read the following press release on: www.coventryobserver.co.uk

Hazel O'Connor - Coventry Observer

http://toyahwillcox.com

THE HAZEL O' CONNOR COLLECTIVE SINGLE & LAUNCH GIG

Read the following press release on: www.coventrytelegraph.net


Hazel O'Connor on www.coventrytelegraph.net
Leamington debuts Myton Hospice's Christmas charity single

With Pete Chambers

Oct 27 2010

A TEAM of generous singers has produced a charity Christmas single for the Myton Hospices.

The track is called Re-Joyce, after Coventry-born singer-songwriter Hazel O'Connor's mother - who received respite care in the hospice.

Hazel will perform her track at a special launch party at The Assembly, in Spencer Street, Leamington, on November 16.

Re-Joyce will be released on December 6, with any money raised going to the hospice, and a small proportion going to Help For Heroes.

Hazel, who starred in eighties hit film Breaking Glass, said: "My mother Joyce was very ill with her cancer and it seemed like she was dying. Luckily enough she got a place at Myton Hospice for respite. It was the best thing that ever happened to us in our lives because you don't go to a hospice to die, you actually go to a hospice to live.

"We thought we were going to lose her, but she is still with us thanks to the great care she received."

Tickets for the launch party cost 15. To book call 01926 523001 or visit www.leamingtonassembly.co.uk. Tickets are also available from Midnight Records on Coventry Market.

The Myton Hospices care for more than 2,000 patients every year at the charity's three sites in Warwick, Coventry and Rugby.

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THE HAZEL O'CONNOR

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THE HAZEL O' CONNOR COLLECTIVE SINGLE & LAUNCH GIG

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Toyah.net - Coventry Telegraph: Time To 'Re-Joyce' In A Good Cause

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Moya Brennan to feature on new Hazel O'Connor charity single

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Hazel O'Connor on www.coventrytelegraph.net
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Time to 'Re-Joyce' in a good cause...

With Pete Chambers

Oct 21 2010

Carol Decker Roger Lomas And Hazel O'Connor Carol Decker, Roger Lomas and Hazel O'Connor
ON Tuesday, November 16, The Hazel O'Connor Collective will launch "Re-Joyce" a song that is a sure fire box ticker in every way.

It's superbly poignant (and you can't say that about many Christmas singles), celebrating as it does the gift of life.

Proceeds from the sales will raise money for Coventry Myton Hospice, and to top it off, it's packed to the rafters with top names.

Featured artists include: Hazel O'Connor, Toyah Wilcox, Carol Decker, Pauline Black, Ranking Roger, Vince Hill, Moya Brennan, Neville Staple, Kid Creole, Bob Brolly, The Subterraneans and others. It's produced by Grammy Award winning producer Roger Lomas.

I had the pleasure to be in the studio as it was being recorded, it's one of those songs that doesn't come around too often, superbly produced by Roger Lomas,

"All of the participating artists were an absolute joy to work with." reveals Roger,

"I can honestly say that I have never been so confident of a single's sales potential as I am of this record."

The song's lyrics take you from one classic performer to another. It's a sentimental journey, that is until you reach the lines "We are here today", and it's a stop and think moment, and the morale of the story is... enjoy your life and the people you share it with right now, for one day as sure as eggs are eggs, it will be taken away.

The song was written by Hazel O'Connor.
Ranking Roger, Hazel O'Connor and Nev Staple Ranking Roger, Hazel O'Connor and Nev Staple
Hazel's Mum Joyce is being well cared for at Myton Hospice in Coventry after being diagnosed with cancer. Hazel wrote the song as a tribute to her mum and to raise funds for Myton Hospice in Coventry which needs 2.7 million each year to run.

The concert will take on a kind of Band Aid feel to it, as most of the contributing stars listed above will be performing the song and will be singing some of their own hits, I hardly need to say that it's going to be one of those nights where you can say "I was there".

Hazel said: "I'm hopeful it will be a celebration party, Bob Brolly is to MC, so there should be some great fun, we have an auction too, and I will be meeting and greeting at the door.

"We shot some video of the recording of the song, so we may just show some of the out-takes, that should be fun. We also want to show a film of the work that goes on at Myton, that's very important.

"The project is a emotional double edged sword for me," said Hazel. "It's very much about my mum's condition, then on the other hand we have had so many lovely people doing all they can to make this project happen The human spirit is a beautiful thing. Artists who not only sang on the song in the studio, but now want to come back and perform it on stage, that will be a high point."

The release date of Re-Joyce is December 6 and the concert is being filmed for television. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are 15 each and are available from The Assembly www.leamingtonassembly.com and www.thesubs.co.uk and in person at Myton Hospital (Warwick) & Paul's Midnight Record Stall, Coventry Market.
Toyah Wilcox Hazel O'Connor Vince Hill and Pauline Black share a joke Toyah Wilcox, Hazel O'Connor, Vince Hill and Pauline Black share a joke
Coming Soon

* 2-Tone Central this Saturday sees the first free Central Saturday Session with acoustic music from Seymour (UK Warriors) and Pete Ryder (the voice of the Allskas) and Keith Anderson and Special Friends.

It runs from 11am till 2pm (doors at 10am).

* Don't forget to buy your Jam DRC (Oct 30) and Toot 'N' Skamen (November 6) tickets from 2-Tone Central, Midnight Records in Cov Market, and from Pearshaped Productions 45 Clay Lane and via www.2tonecentral.co.uk

* Look out for the brilliant Stone Foundation and Branco Heist (Oct 29, pay on door).

* On December 4 we have a real coup with a very rare Midlands appearance of the legendary King Hammond, tickets on sale soon.

* Tomorrow's Sound Academy is sadly cancelled, but all other gigs at 2-Tone Central, are all going ahead

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HAZEL O'CONNOR MYTON HOSPICE CHARITY NIGHT, TICKETS ON SALE NOW !
(News date: Oct 18 2010)


HAZEL O'CONNOR MYTON HOSPICE CHARITY NIGHT !

TUESDAY 16th NOVEMBER doors OPEN 7pm @ LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY, LEAMINGTON SPA, UK

THE HAZEL O'CONNOR COLLECTIVE
Performances by

- HAZEL O'CONNOR
- TOYAH WILCOX
- CAROL DECKER (T'PAU)
- PAULINE BLACK (SELECTER)
- RANKING ROGER (THE BEAT)
- VINCE HILL
- NEVILLE STAPLE (THE SPECIALS)
- MOYA BRENNAN (CLANNAD)
- THE SUBTERRANEANS
- THE BLUJA PROJECT

TICKETS FOR THIS FANTASTIC CAUSE AND EVENT ARE 15 + booking fee

NOW ON SALE AT THIS LINK: www.thesubs.co.uk


HAZEL O'CONNOR'S CHRISTMAS SINGLE RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED AS DECEMBER 6
(News date: Oct 17 2010)


Hazel has been working flat out on putting the final touches to 'Re-Joyce', the single in aid of Myton Hospice. The release date has now been confirmed as the 6th of December.

The track features:

* Hazel O'Connor
* Toyah
* Carol Decker
* Pauline Black
* Moya Brennan
* Vince Hill
* Ranking Roger
* Kid Creole
* Neville Staple
* Neil O'Connor
* Bob Brolly MBE,
* Cormac De Barra
* Clare Hirst
* Sarah Fisher
* The Subterraneans

How's that for an amazing line-up?

She's also been doing interviews for the 'Breaking Glass Live' tour, as well as putting the final touches to the 'Breaking Glass Now' album. Follow her on Twitter and keep your eye on the Facebook page and at www.hazeloconnor.com for all the latest news.


LAUNCH OF HAZEL O'CONNOR'S CHRISTMAS SINGLE FOR MYTON HOSPICE ON NOVEMBER 16
(News date: Oct 08 2010)

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Hazel O'Connor on www.annecarlini.com Hazel O'Connor's Xmas Hospice Single


Now, trust me, is not the time for Hanging Around!

Due to some harrowing personal, and very hands on experiences, Hazel O'Connor has recorded a Hospice charity single ... and would like to now tell you all about it.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Hazel O'Connor ...

Hello Everyone,

After the 2009 Autumn tour of Beyond Breaking Glass with Cormac (and thank you everybody who came to the shows and helped make the evening so complete), I went back to Coventry to stay with Mum who was getting very poorly.

Well she just got worse and worse and I went home to Ireland for 2 days only and raced back to Coventry where Mum had now been admitted into hospital. She seemed to be failing - it is awful to see such a spirited person as Joyce O'Connor "losing the battle".

Thanks to a wonderful Doctor Elliot and the nursing staff at Walsgrave University Hospital and her community Matron, she managed to pull thru and was given 2 weeks respite care at Myton Hospice – which turned her/ my/our lives around.

She blossomed there and I came to admire the work everybody does in the hospice: so to say an eternal THANK YOU, I have now offered my services to the Myton Hospice Fundraising team.

Indeed, my mother went thru Xmas and into the new year 2010 ... she slowly gained strength and courage as a result of those excellent nurses, doctors, staff and volunteers of Myton Hospice (and all hospices).

And so, I have written a song, and will perform at various events to raise Hospice awareness and funds - the first being my upcoming new Xmas song, entitled 'Re-Joyce.'

Featured on this wonderful new Xmas single, with Grammy-winning Coventry producer Roger Lomas producing, Mark Roberts and Kevin Lomas on preproduction, will be such artists as:

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- Carol Decker (T'Pau)
- Kid Creole and the Coconuts
- Toyah Wilcox
- Pauline Black (Selecter)
- Vince Hill
- Ranking Roger (The Beat)
- Neville Staples (The Specials)
- Moya Brennan (Clannad)
- Gary Christian (The Christians)
- Neil O'Connor (The Flys)
- The Subterraneans

Also, this song, 'Re-Joyce' was my Xmas present to mum and her partner Geoff (Geoff passed away at the end of February), but we celebrated our time together and that is any of us can do.

Mum came out of Hospice in January and is still here today ... how long, who knows, but as the song says, "... we are here today."

It's real wonder is that these artists want to help in a world where we feel so helpless in the face of wars, death, and disaster ... and yet we can help as a united front to bring money and awareness to Myton Hospice and also to the help the Hospice Charity in the UK.

One of those artists aiding her cause is the lovely Carol Decker (T'Pau), who has this to say: "I offered to sing on the Hospice song when I got into conversation with Hazel. These Hospices do a wonderful job letting families just be together in as positive and loving an environment as possible - under the sad circumstances of a patients final months.

They are saints. I found singing the song very emotional as although my Mum doesn't have cancer she has a bad heart condition - and I do worry about her now she is getting older.

I had to have a bit of a cry. Hazel gave me a big hug and then I was able to get on with it. Life is so precious and flies by so quickly
(and so) being involved in the project really brought that home."

Hazel continues: (As you have read above), many of these artists are dealing with death and illness in their own families and could do interviews of their own experiences with terminal illness. But the journey we are all on, doing this record together, it is not about being depressed its about celebrating our loved ones and the lives they have lived - and the lives we live to honour them.

And the Hospice and nursing profession who come into our lives as a parent or friend or family member is dying. Well, most of these artists, if not all, would be willing to do interveiws ... and we could go into various Hospice's to talk to the staff also.

It all comes together with the song ... which has a release date of November 16th, 2010.

More info will be forthcoming on this page AND on both my Facebook and Myspace pages re: how to download the song, so please stay tuned ... and I hope you love this idea as much as I do.

Love,
Hazel O'Connor
xxx

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HAZEL'S SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RECORDING
(News date: Aug 25 2010 )

Hazel announced in her blog (see Links page):
"I'm getting busy with Mark and Kev from the Subs on a song I wrote for Mum and my Step Dad Geoff last Christmas. I didn't expect them to be alive by Christmas 2009 – we spent Christmas day in Myton Hospice where Mum was being cared for, for two weeks respite which helped her turn around healthwise and gave us this precious extra time together. I am very grateful to all the hospice staff and volunteers.

So now we are recording the song called Re-Joyce (In The Bleak Mid-Winter) and I'm plucking up courage to ask various singers, musicians and actors to sing or perform on it.

So far Cormac De Barra has put his harp on and yesterday we put on the beautiful voice of Clannad's Moya Brennan. Last week Pauline Black of Selecter said she would sing on it; actress Juiie Graham said she'd love to sing on it ages ago when I played her the demo. I'm plucking up courage to phone Ranking Roger, and some of the Specials and we'll see how it goes.

But please support it when we release it on download mid October. All income will go directly to Myton Hospice. More about this later in my next newsletter."

The Subterraneans added:
"Another day recording the xmas single yesterday with Neville Staples (Specials) and Ranking Roger (The Beat), artists now on the single are:

Hazel O'Connor
Toyah Wilcox
Moya Brennan (Clannad)
Carol Decker (T'Pau)
Pauline Black (Selecter)
Neville Staples (The Specials)
Ranking Roger (The Beat)
Vince Hill
And of course The Subterraneans

All produced by Grammy award winner Roger Lomas, more guest artists to come, watch this space.
Thanks to Pete and Julie Chambers for pics and filming..."

Neil O'Connor in Montreal posted this message:
"Audio and Video files sent for Hazel's Christmas charity song, can't wait to see the result with everyone's contributions :)"
Neil recently recorded his version of Hazel's classic song "Will you". Recorded and filmed in his Montreal apartment in August 2010, watch the video: Youtube Link

Photos: Pete and Julie Chambers:

Vince Hill, Pete Chambers, Kev Lomas, Pauline Black, Rogers Lomas, Toyah Wilcox, Mark Roberts, Hazel O'Connor
Vince Hill, Pete Chambers, Kev Lomas, Pauline Black, Rogers Lomas, Toyah Wilcox, Mark Roberts, Hazel O'Connor

Pete Chambers, Kev Lomas, Mark Roberts, Neville Staple, Hazel O'Connor, Rogers Lomas, Ranking Roger
Pete Chambers, Kev Lomas, Mark Roberts, Neville Staple, Hazel O'Connor, Rogers Lomas, Ranking Roger

Mark Roberts, Pauline Black, Carol Decker, Rogers Lomas, Hazel O'Connor, Kev Lomas
Mark Roberts, Pauline Black, Carol Decker, Rogers Lomas, Hazel O'Connor, Kev Lomas

More pics on Pete Chambers' facebook page.