A TEENAGE singer-songwriter has released his first EP in a bid to raise cash for charity.
Sunderland College student Shaun Chipp has combined pop and world music to create his four-track Mortemulo EP in aid of Cancer Research UK.
I’ve always wanted to release an EP, and when I decided to go ahead and do it, I felt that donating all the proceeds to charity was just the right thing to do.Shaun Chipp
He originally set his fund-raising target at £150, but, thanks to support from family, friends and members of the public, he has already collected twice that, and he’s hoping that donations will continue to flood in.
Shaun, 19, said: “The support I have already received has been amazing, and I’m really happy that the original target has been met.
“I’ve always wanted to release an EP, and when I decided to go ahead and do it, I felt that donating all the proceeds to charity was just the right thing to do.”
He composed and produced Mortemulo as part of his foundation degree course in applied music practice course, and it was released earlier this month after eight months’ work.
Shaun, of Town End Farm, Sunderland created its sound using instruments from across the globe such as Indian sitars, Chinese zithers and Latin and African percussion.
He added: “The brief for the project was to do anything music-related, so it gave me the chance to create an EP that would be universally enjoyed and would appeal to people of all races and cultures.
“Mortemulo means normal man or mortal in Esperanto, which reflects the theme of the EP and the individual tracks. They are composed to appeal to the masses.”