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Flyer for Sound:check 2nd MarchOn 2nd March 2013 Sound:check will put on their first music event in aid of ChildHope! Sound:check promises to be a fantastic night of live music. Four artists will be taking full advantage of the incredible acoustics inside St John's Church in Hackney and will play unplugged.

Have a sneak peek at the beautiful voices of the OneTaste choir performing their version of 'No Need To Argue' by The Cranberries at

Sound:check are music events company set up by two ChildHope supporters who are passionate about changing lives though music. We asked Marie-Claire Denyer and Stac Dowdeswell some questions on how it all started:

How did Sound:check evolve?
Sound:check evolved when my good friend Stac decided she wanted to put on an evening of live music in memory of my mum, who sadly passed away very suddenly in April of last year. Stac is a musician and music events organiser and I am a music video producer. We decided to combine our contacts, skills and experience to create sound:check.

Stac Marie-Claire, Sound:check organiser

What's the concept behind the music event?
The concept is to challenge artists to play out of their comfort zone and in a way that best suits the venue, regardless of their usual set up. Our first event will be taking place in St John-at-Hackney Church where the acoustics are stupendous. As a result we are asking all artists to perform an almost completely un-amplified set and are providing them with a choir, church organ and string section. During the sound check, performances will be captured on film using state of the art cameras, techniques and lenses to create stunning, unique live music videos to help evolve sound:check as a channel and brand.
Why did you choose to support ChildHope?
We chose ChildHope because of the connection the charity has to my family. After my mother passed away my sister Lauren asked friends and family to give donations to ChildHope instead of flowers. She chose ChildHope as both her and my mum are special needs teachers, working very closely with children across east and south east London to help improve their quality of life. Lauren had been on a sabbatical in India when mum passed away and saw the vulnerable state the street children were in there. She decided that mum would have been very pleased to know that she was continuing to help children even in death. During this time we also got to know ChildHope well and enjoyed working with them, seeing them as a very open, transparent and approachable charity.
Do you have any advice for fellow supporters who want to do their own event for ChildHope?
Talk to ChildHope! They have given us great support and believed in us from the beginning. Hopefully this is the start of a long journey in which we will both grow together and continue to help children across the world as much as possible.
Buy tickets today!
It's sure to be an amazing night so make sure you add the 2nd March to your diary.

If you're feeling inspired by Marie-Claire and Stac and would like to organise your own fundraiser for us then please email

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