Dean Ravera, Activity Manager for Performing Arts at Autism Together, said ‘Music is something that transcends any and all barriers, it’s much more an expression of the soul or a meeting of heats and more understandable than any other form of communication.”

Autism Together’s critically acclaimed band The Beathoven’s were recently joined by the lead singer of the international band The Coral, James Skelly.

After hearing about the success the Beathoven’s have had over the years and listening to some of their hits, he wanted to come down and meet them for himself and listen to some of their songs.

The Beathovens, who have performed at Glastonbury and Battle of the Bands, were really excited to have a rock star not only visit them but to also take part in a jamming session and to perform a few tracks together.

Dean Ravera, Activity Manager for Performing Arts at Autism Together, said ‘Music is something that transcends any and all barriers, it’s much more an expression of the soul or a meeting of heats and more understandable than any other form of communication. For James, a stranger to the Beathovens, to come into the rehearsal room may have been a little unnerving; just as it was for the Beathovens to meet a musician of whom they have seen music videos of, to be suddenly sat at the table drinking tea together!’

Once everyone had got over the initial excitement and onset of nerves, both James and band members of the Beathovens enjoyed performing a variety of their big hits including ‘Put up and Shut up’ and ‘Oh Yeah’. James really enjoyed the session and said ‘It was clear that all members were playing for the love of the music. It was a great session and I will be back to perform with them again’.

The Beathoven’s recently released some of their songs on iTunes, which are now available to purchase and they have a Youtube page so you can check out some of their music videos and previous performances.

iTunes link – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/warmed-hearts-and-wine-single/id1184860646

YouTube link – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzaW2jk27DSyS2JRo8YqUbg