Video: Banbury woman writes and records song while in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic

A Banbury woman hopes the song she wrote and recorded while in self-isolation will help others during the coronavirus outbreak.

By Matt Elofson
Friday, 3rd April 2020, 9:08 pm

The song, ‘Keep It Moving On,' was written and recorded by Jemma Hibbert during isolation at her home.

Jemma, who is the lead singer for the band Under the Covers, wrote, recorded and then posted the song on social media yesterday (Thursday April 2).

The music video of sorts takes place with Jemma singing and playing a ukulele from the bathroom floor of her home.

Jemma Hibberd

Jemma said: "I wrote it because song writing for me is a way of dealing with, and understanding situations. This current situation is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, along with everyone else.

"It’s been really hard not seeing friends and family and it’s easy to get annoyed with what’s going on.

"I wanted to remind myself why we need to isolate and stay home. I shared the video on social media as I thought it might resonate with people. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with the reaction actually. Writing and singing is my passion so it’s been awesome to share it."

Jemma launched a series of interactive online family-friendly videos last month with her 6-year-old daughter, Effie, called Wiggles for Giggles to help boost the morale of people in self-isolation.

She runs the Tickles for Pickles Baby Massage and Music Classes at Shotteswell Village Hall up until a few months ago.

The videos are recorded and posted through the group's Facebook page www.facebook.com/ticklesforpickles.

Since the launch last month a growing following they have now started live Wiggles & Giggles Sofa Sessions on Facebook sessions twice a week at 10am on Tuesdays and Thurssday.

She said: "It's still going strong. We’ve set up a private group. There’s already 460 members which is great, and videos are now also available on YouTube."

"We want to stay positive. It’s a tough time for everyone. Wiggling and giggling is a great way to do it."

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