Peter Cooper Prestige Car Launch

Emma, Debbie and Patricia enjoyed entertaining exclusive VIP Guests at Peter Cooper’s Prestige Car Showroom Launch on Thursday 15th September 2016.  Photographs by www.kimberleygarrod.co.uk

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Lord’s Taverners Charity Lunch August 2016

Emma and Debbie enjoyed performing at Lord’s Tavener’s Charity Lunch on 11th August at the Royal Yacht Racing Club on the Isle of Wight during Cowes Week.

 

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Sounds from the Stadium 5th July 2016

On Tuesday 5th July, we had the pleasure of performing at St Mary’s Football Stadium with thousands of children, CJ Edwards and the Southampton Youth Orchestra, in collaboration with the Southampton Music Hub and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

The children had been learning their instrumental and/or vocal parts to Clean Bandit’s Rather Be, Cheerleader, I Got Bills and Run Boy Run for the past few months so that they could perform these together with us and CJ Edwards.

The sun shone for us and we all had a fantastic day!

We were delighted to feature on the BBC’s South Today – here is the link to the programme:

https://www.facebook.com/BBCSouthToday/videos/1074533182637271

Photos by Toni Cavallo of speedy pix. www.speedypix.com/cordelectra

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Our Promo Video!

With thanks to our friends at 2ReelMedia, we have a lovely promo video!

2ReelMedia filmed us at the Venus Awards where we performed on 18th September 2015.

 

Venus Awards – 18th September 2015 – The Lighthouse in Poole

We were delighted to be asked to perform for the Venus Awards at The Lighthouse in Poole on Friday 18th September 2015.

The awards evening is put on to celebrate and recognise inspirational woman in business.    It was sponsored by various companies, including Heart FM.

We started the evening off with the beats and bass of Led Zeplin’s Kashmir and enjoyed the Lighthouses technical experience with both sound and lighting which enhanced our performance.  We then went on to Karl Jenkins Palladio and an upbeat and fun Jai Ho!

We then left the stage for awards to be given and announced and re-joined the evening with our rendition of Feeling Good, then an up tempo ‘Rather Be’ by Clean Bandit, finishing off with one of our all time favourites, Robert Miles’ ‘Children’.

 

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Why we are supporting Henfest!

Henfest is a two day festival held in Winborne, Dorset which raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Royal Brompton and Harefield Charities.   This year it is being held on 19th and 20th June.  It is set to be an amazing event with loads of brilliant bands and artists and fun activities for all!

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) affects the lungs and digestive system by clogging them with thick sticky mucous, making it hard to breathe and to digest food. Sufferers look healthy but only half will reach their 40th birthday.

The festival has been going since 2011 and set up by Gail Stuart. Gail’s daughter Kate has CF. When Kate’s health deteriorated rapidly, she was unable to attend festivals – so Gail decided to run her own and Henfest was born! Thankfully in 2012, Kate received a life-saving transplant under the care of Harefield Hospital.

The girls from Cordelectra, who have been together since 2007, were asked to perform at Henfest as Debbie Packer, cellist, has CF. She has battled every day to keep as normal and busy a life as possible, working part time as an HR Manager and performing with Cordelectra.

1377351_612015028849217_358648787_nDebbie, 28 from Whiteley, who also has diabetes, asthma and osteoporosis, says “being part of Cordelectra has really helped push me into working even harder at my CF treatments. I spend between 3-6 hours a day carrying out treatment, which includes inhalers, nebulisers, physiotherapy sessions, injections, taking over 30 tablets a day and drinking high calorie shakes. I also have to have Intravenous Antibiotics every 8/12 weeks which usually require up to 2 weeks of hospitalisation at the Southampton CF Unit”.  “Emma and Trish never give up on me and really push me when I need it!”

It may seem impossible to think how Debbie manages all this, but she says “I carefully plan my contracted gigs with Cordelectra to ensure they don’t clash with any potential hospital admissions. Emma and Patricia, are extremely understanding and they will also offer a duo performance if we know that I will be in hospital.   They also carry my cello around for me as although I can happily perform on stage, I do struggle walking long distances and I did choose the heaviest, largest instrument!!” Emma says “You would never even know Debbie had anything wrong with her – myself and Patricia help Debbie lug her cello around as we want her to save her energy for the stage! None of our clients would know what she is putting up with – which is what we all want!”

Cordelectra fuse contemporary and classical sounds, the girls, who are musically trained at the highest level, have combined their classical talents, creative ideas and love of performance to develop a uniquely entertaining stage show.   They have performed at many prestigious events throughout the UK and Europe.

Promotional Video 2015

We are currently working on a promotional video and we are so excited to finish the project!

Lots of recording, filming, laughter and fun has gone into this video.

Watch this space…..!

Little Britain Challange Cup – Cowes Yacht Haven

We were delighted to be performing at Cowes Yacht Haven on 8th September 2014 for the Little Britain Challenge Cup Awards Evening.

Guests were entertained for 20 minutes by us with renditions of Kashmir, Explosive, Palladio, Feeling Good and Children.  The audience were fantastic!

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Mayflower Park Fireworks & ‘Strawfie’ for CF

We were delighted to be asked to perform at The Mayflower Park Fireworks in Southampton again this year.

Working with Wave FM is always a delight and the crowd were fantastic! They enjoyed our 15 minute set including renditions of Kashmir, Palladio, Feeling Good and Children.

We also took part in the Cystic Fibrosis Trust ‘Strawfie’ campaign to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis!

Here our selfie ‘strawfie’ with Andy of Wave 105.com

To find out more – please visit www.breathewithme.info

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Cystic Fibrosis Autumn Ball

DSC_4549AWe were delighted to be performing at the Cystic Fibrosis Autumn Ball which our cellist Debbie organised.   This was held on Saturday 18th October at The Concorde Club.

We performed an exhilarating set including Kashmir, Palladio, Feeling Good and Children by Robert Miles to the 270 guests whilst they taking their seats. Ian Christie and Martin kindly provided our sound and lighting for the performance.

The evening was an amazing success and raised over £41,000.00 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit at the Southampton General Hospital – charities very close to our hearts!

We even auctioned a performance which was bought by one of the event sponsors, Orega.

Well done to Debbie and The Team for all the hard work put in!

Thank you to Ellie at Studio 22B for your photography!

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