Two Banbury key-workers set to release debut single

Two Banbury key-workers are set to release their debut single made during their spare time during the pandemic with the Jode Gannon band.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:07 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st March 2021, 9:29 am
Two Banbury key-workers are set to release their debut single made during their spare time during the pandemic with the Jode Gannon band.

The Jode Gannon band was formed in December 2019 by Jode Gannon and Matty Cartwright, who have both continued to work with vulnerable adults throughout the

pandemic. 'Jode serves as an SEN teacher and Matty serves as a specialist mentor to young people with autism.

After forming in December 2019, it wasn't long before Coronavirus put a stop to their progress in the studio.

Key-workers Jode Gannon and Matty Cartwright who formed the Jode Gannon band are set to release their debut single on Monday March 22

Determined to continue writing and recording, the pair decided to set up a recording studio in their Banbury living room, where they have recorded 'Sunken Ships' as well as their follow-up singles, which are set for release in May and July respectively.

The 'Sunken Ships' single will be available on all major streaming platforms from Monday March 22.

The full list of places the track will be available from Monday includes: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Instagram/Facebook, TikTok, YouTube Music, Amazon, Soundtrack by Twitch, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Boomplay, Anghami, KKBox, NetEase, Tencent, Triller, MediaNet, Shazam and Snapchat.

Matty said: "We decided lockdown was the perfect time to knuckle down and I had all of the equipment necessary as I studied music and sound technology and have been recording music for over a decade. We also both play four or five instruments each too, so it's the perfect combination to be able to do everything."

Throughout the pandemic, they have both continued their vital roles supporting vulnerable adults in the local community whilst utilising their spare time to work on their music.

Drawing inspiration from their eclectic music tastes, they blend rock, country and ambient music to create their own unique sound.

Their ethos of ‘friends and family’ rings through to their band setup where they are joined by friends on drums and piano to complete the line-up.