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Do Sing - Reclaim your voice. Find your singing tribe James Sills

'When you sing with two or three other people and you get it right – everything lifts a couple of feet off the ground.' Graham Nash

Singing is one thing, but singing together is something else. Powerful and uplifting, group singing creates deep human connections and benefits our wellbeing. And it's fun. 

Vocal leader James Sills believes that group singing has the power to change lives. It is a joyful expression of our humanity that gives us purpose, encourages us to be fully present, and helps foster social bonds. 

In Do Sing, James invites us to reflect on our own singing journey and asks: was there a time when you stopped singing, or were told you couldn't sing? Do certain songs trigger happy memories? 

With exercises to help unlock your voice, improve breathing, release tension, and a few simple songs to get you started, Do Sing will help you to overcome (often deep-rooted) inhibitions and reawaken a love of singing.

Do Sing is a welcome remedy to the challenges of modern life – and an invitation to experience the joy of group singing for yourself. 

This paperback purchase includes a free ebook download. Customers in North American are welcome to purchase via Chronicle Books

Summary

  • Written by the founder of global online choir, The Sofa Singers
  • An inspiring look at the life-changing magic of group singing
  • Includes simple vocal and breathing exercises to improve technique and help overcome barriers
  • Brings together anecdotal and scientific evidence for the benefits of singing
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Reviews

‘An open door to the joyous world of singing’
Cerys Matthews
‘For Sills, group singing ticks all the boxes of the NHS's five recommended steps to wellbeing: social connection, being active, learning new skills, giving to others and mindfulness.’
Telegraph
‘The choral leader who knows all about power of raising our voices together.’
The Today Show, NBC
‘Poignant reminder of the holistic benefits of singing in a choir in an age of solitude.’
BBC Music Magazine
‘A beautifully written book, perfectly balanced between solid research and personal experience. Subtle, supportive, and written in such a way that you can't help but think about how you're going to find your own singing tribe.’
Amazon review

About the author

James Sills is a musician and vocal leader with a passion for bringing people together to sing. He is the founder of The Sofa Singers - an online choir set up in response to global self-isolation that brings hundreds of people together from around the world. He runs weekly open-access choirs and delivers singing workshops with an emphasis on fun and inclusivity. Over the last decade he has led thousands of people in song in festivals, workplaces, schools, cathedrals and pubs. In his local town of Wrexham, James runs the One Love Choir - the first homeless choir in Wales that supports those who have experienced homelessness, addiction and mental health issues. He runs the festival choir at The Good Life Experience, and is a member of the all-male a capella troupe The Spooky Men’s Chorale, with whom he has performed at festivals around the world. James is also part of the Rough Island Band, a contemporary folk quartet based in the Isles of Scilly. He lives in the hills of North Wales with his young family and vinyl collection.

James’s Do Lecture: In singing, we can find our tribe

James talks about how singing provides an alternative environment to come together and support each other.

Product Details

Dimensions: 128x170mm
ISBN: 978-1-907974-70-0
eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-71-7

Artwork

15 original linocut prints by Hannah Cousins; 3 black & white photographs

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed by OZGraf Print on Munken, an FSC-certified paper