Local MP release charity record to raise funds for homeless charities

November 05, 2018 ,

Do You See Me? Is the latest single by the world's only parliamentary rock band, MP4, and was written by Cardiff West's Kevin Brennan MP to raise awareness and funds to help the homeless in Cardiff and across the UK.

The band, made up of Labour’s Kevin Brennan MP, the SNP’s Pete Wishart MP, former Labour MP Ian Cawsey, and Conservative MP Sir Greg Knight, hope the record will shine a light on Britain’s homeless crisis.

The EP, entitled ‘MP4 EP5’ features 5 original tracks, including the single Do You See Me?  a moving plea to passers-by written from the point of view of a rough sleeper.

The project was the brainchild of Musicians Against Homelessness who help to raise awareness of the issue and support Crisis.  Kevin Brennan MP Cardiff West: 

“When Musicians Against Homelessness approached MP4 to put on a gig in the House of Commons we knew we had to say yes. Not only did we agree to their request, but also we have also released a record to highlight the cause.

“Homelessness is a complex issue requiring more political action. But we also know, as a cross-party group of MPs, that to get results we need to keep public awareness high.”

Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis, said: “We’re very excited MP4 has chosen to release a single for Musicians Against Homelessness which has done so much to support Crisis.

“It’s fantastic to see politicians from across the political spectrum come together to highlight the cause of Crisis’s work – supporting homeless people and campaigning to end homelessness for good.

“The work MAH has done since the project began has been truly inspirational, raising vital funds that have helped us hugely. We’re incredibly grateful for MP4’s support, as well as the volunteers, musicians and bands, who have dedicated their time to the cause.

“We know we can end homelessness in our country. If we continually shine a light on this issue and stand together, we can end it for good – because everyone deserves to have a place to call home.”

MAH patron Alan McGee said: “Britain rocked against the menace of racism in the 70s, now British bands are rocking against a modern scandal – homelessness. We won’t stop until it is eradicated.”