Teen Members of New Jersey Boys-Girls Club Seeking New Building - for a Song "Thank You Song" Debuts in Concert, September 18, 2010

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Gloucester County NJ Boys-Girls Club teens team with veteran Blues/R&B singer C C Bronson to record the "Thank You Song" for download and distribution. They hope to raise monies for much-needed new club facilities to meet the needs of the underprivileged children in the area. All donations from downloads and PayPal go directly to the Building Fund. September 18th 2010 concert in Glassboro, NJ kicks off the campaign.

Thank You Song CD Cover Boys-Girls Club

“With only a short rehearsal the kids recorded their parts, courtesy of Philly Sound Studios. Matt Baxley, C C’s cowriter and producer, mixed the single and put it up on CD Baby. Volunteer professionals helped us put up a special Facebook page."

What happens when eager-to-help teens, a sympathetic veteran blues diva and a determined group of local community leaders come together? In the case of the beleaguered-but-highly-motivated Boys and Girls Club of Gloucester County in southern New Jersey, the result is a professionally-produced “Thank You” song designed to drive downloads and donations. Every download brings the local organization $3 (or more) closer to erecting a much-needed facility to serve the needs of local kids, of which 75% live at or below poverty level.

Esteban Granados, a local business booster and board member was inspired to approach C C Bronson, the blues artist. “C C said yes immediately and the entire project began to take shape very quickly,” explains Club Director Ka-Msiyara Corbett. “With only a short rehearsal under the direction of local choirmaster Hattie “Peanut” Rone, the kids recorded their parts, courtesy of Philly Sound Studios. Matt Baxley, C C’s cowriter and producer, mixed the single and put it up on CDBaby for download. Using a team of volunteer professionals we created a special Facebook page, Twitter ID: @BGClubThankU and a YouTube channel for social networking. What’s more, a generous donor pressed 500 copies of the single, so the CDs are available at local merchants!”

Bronson, a Florida native who sings the lead and is the Thank You song’s co-writer is thrilled to help the Boys & Girls Club of America. “The proceeds from the sale of this song will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Gloucester County, and it warms my soul to be a part of it, “says Bronson.

The Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County’s Thank You Song campaign kicks off officially on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at the club’s dinner-dance fundraiser. The evening begins at the Glass Museum in Glassboro, N.J., and continues next door at the Glassboro Firehouse. At 9 P.M., The club’s Paulsboro, NJ-based teens will sing alongside headliner C C Bronson and her co-writer producer Matt Baxley, accompanied by the 17-piece Stardust Orchestra. Tickets are $75 and include cocktails, dinner, dancing and the show. http://www.gcbgc.org/stardust/ for tickets and info.

The Paulsboro Boys and Girls Club’s teen singing ensemble, C C Bronson and Matt Baxley are available for interview and performances. Contact:
Karma Martell, KarmaCom Inc

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