Andy Cato creates first theme tune for UK charity

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The new theme tune has been generously donated by Andy Cato, of Groove Armada fame. This is available as a free ringtone that can be downloaded from WaveLength’s new website, which has also recently been launched.

Andy Cato creates first theme tune for UK charity

WaveLength — the UK charity that provides elderly, disabled and socially isolated people with radios and televisions — is the first UK charity to have its own dedicated theme tune.

The new theme tune has been generously donated by Andy Cato, of Groove Armada fame. This is available as a free ringtone that can be downloaded from WaveLength’s new website, which has also recently been launched.

The inspiration for the theme tune, as Andy Cato explains: “was actually based on an idea that I’ve had for a long time. When I came across it again there was the basis of a track that seemed to have the right spirit — that conveyed a sense of hopefulness. It was then a question of adding a melody, which has the potential to be emblematic in a short space of time.”

Commenting on the new ringtone and website, Tim Leech, the charity’s chief executive, said: “Since the charity’s inception it has been dedicated to reducing isolation and loneliness, which we achieve by providing radios and televisions to those with limited means, and so it is entirely appropriate that we now have an audible signature that will help to reinforce the work of the charity and we’re extremely grateful to Andy Cato for providing this. I am also delighted with the new website, which provides information on all aspects of our work and shows how people can get involved.”

The ringtone is available on WaveLength’s new website: www.wavelength.org.uk.

ENDS

Issued by:

Simon Turton

Opera Public Relations

T: 0845 060 0650

M: 07976 826004

E: simon@operapr.com

NOTES FOR EDITORS

WAVELENGTH

The charity was established in 1939 as a society that would provide the bedridden with wirelesses (the Greater London Society Providing Wirelesses for the Bedridden), which was formed by a partnership with the BBC and The Rotary Club.

After being mothballed for the duration of the second world war the charity re-emerged in 1946 and become known as the Wireless for the Bedridden Society.

In 2010 the charity was re-named as WaveLength, but despite this name change the objective of the charity has remained focused on working towards eliminating loneliness and isolation in society.

For anyone wanting to donate the charity now has the ability to receive monies via text message by sending “WAVE22 £amount” to 70070.

For more information contact Simon Turton at Opera PR on 0845 060 0650 or visit: www.wavelength.org.uk.

ANDY CATO

Andy Cato was born in 1972, grew up near Barnsley and from an early age was exposed to jazz and blues by his father, who introduced him to the piano and trombone.

In 1988, caught up in the dawn of the house music movement, he swapped the blues for white labels and turntables. He moved to London, set up Skinnymalinky records and, after years on the road between the UK’s dancefloors, had just signed his band (Beat  Foundation) to Virgin when he met up with Tom Findllay.

A week in a Clapham flat later, At The River was being cut onto 7”, Groove Armada was born and the Virgin deal was dropped. Since then, Andy has written ten years’ worth of Groove Armada anthems, headlined festivals and DJ’d all over the world. After 2010’s Grammy-nominated Black Light, 2011 sees another Groove Armada reinvention: Redlight — a return to the warehouse sound where it all started.

Their Lovebox festival, now a 60,000 person weekend, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2012.

Andy Cato has over 40 releases, 52 remixes and 9 albums to his name.

For more information visit: www.GrooveArmada.com

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