The Oaklands Sessions


Buy our album!

Our album is out now! It is available on CD and as a digital download from iTunes...

Our online CD shop has now closed. But please contact Oaklands PSA if you are interested in buying a copy.

Each CD costs £7, or you can buy three for £15. Every CD comes with a fantastic 24-page booklet containing pictures of the making of the album, lyrics to the songs, and lots of wonderful artwork created by the children too.

You can also buy the album as a digital download from iTunes – click on the button below to download your copy. The digital album costs £6.99, and individual songs cost 79p. The digital booklet comes as a bonus extra if you buy the whole album.

Proceeds from album sales will go towards equipment for the school and a donation will be made to the Dogs Trust.

The album will make a brilliant souvenir for your children, family and friends. Don't miss out – buy your copy now!

CD - contact Oaklands PSA »   The Oaklands Sessions Volume 1 - Oaklands Primary School

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Our music album project video

This is the promotional video for our new album. It includes some of the songs from the album, a short interview with Michele Stodart and video footage of the Oaklands children taken around the school during rehearsals and recording sessions.

The video also explains a little about why we started our music album project and what the children, our school and the wider school community hope to achieve from the project.

We really hope you enjoy it. We absolutely love it!

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Our music project

I believe that music is a universal language to express joy, sadness, recall good times and bad. When Michele Stodart, one of our new mums at Oaklands, presented the idea of creating a school album, how could we say no? As a school we had suffered a tragic loss – one of our children, Shanade Sharma, died unexpectedly on Boxing Day 2012.
– Sash Hamidi, Headteacher

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Artwork

The whole of our school has been working on drawings and paintings for the CD cover and booklet. You can see some of this artwork by clicking the button below. They're wonderful, colourful drawings. We've organised them by year group. The drawings are mainly influenced by the song titles chosen for the album. We'll try and add even more as soon as we're able - they're so good!

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BBC Dermot O'Leary session

Michele Stodart and a group of Oaklands children recorded a special session for the BBC Radio 2 Dermot O'Leary show at the world-famous Maida Vale Studios. Michele and the children were also interviewed by Dermot. The session aired on Saturday 15th June. Unfortunately, the show has now expired on the BBC iPlayer.

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Live at Hanwell Carnival

Michele Stodart and some of the Oaklands children played live at the annual Hanwell Carnival on Saturday 15th June. They performed two songs - the newly composed "Forever Young" and Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere". Even the heavy rain didn't stop them! Everyone sang brilliantly. Thanks for your support.

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Press release and media coverage

The Oaklands Sessions
From little acorns mighty oaks do grow
Magic Numbers star makes album with London school; release date 6th July 2013; BBC Radio 2 session confirmed. Click below for the full press release and PR contact, and links to recent press and media coverage.

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