This Sunday (November 13), singer-songwriter, Melissa James, is staging a Big Sing at London Piccadilly’s Caffe Nero store in a bid to promote awareness of mental health, and unite those with an understanding of mental health illness, through song.
The singer is calling on anyone to join her in singing and performing her song, Live Again, which is currently on release as a charity single for mental health charity SANE as part of the SING4SANE (S4S) Big Sing project.
This planned performance of Live Again is the third milestone in the SING4SANE series of events. The first took place at Heathrow's Caffe Nero store in February this year when Melissa (who based Live Again on her own experiences and first-hand accounts of those she has witnessed with mind-related health struggles) asked people to take part in a live performance of the song. The second S4S Big Sing happened this summer at RAK Studios, when more amateur singing participants joined the line-up to sing backing vocals on the song.
She had been so moved by the support of those who joined her at both events that it has led her to organise another event at another branch of Caffe Nero, which has offered support towards the project since its initiation alongside Mental Health First Aid England, which has backed the SING4SANE recording.