Not In Our Name

 

 

This interview sets out the background to the NION CD project: – how it came about, its aims, its purposes, its contributors and content. Left to right: Janis Hetherington, Caroline Kennedy, Alisha Sufit, Stephanie De-Sykes.

Not in our name
In August 2015 the group’s founder, Caroline Kennedy, threw out an idea – making an anti-Iraq war, anti-Blair CD for Christmas 2015.

Singers and Artists – Not in Our Name CD
http://notinournamecd.co.uk/music-artists

Cary Elwes as Westley

Cary Elwes made his film debut in Marek Kanievska’s award-winning drama, “Another Country” (1984) and as a natural comedian, got his first chance at comedy when Rob Reiner picked him to play Westley in “The Princess Bride”…
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Caroline Kennedy has had a varied career as journalist, actor, director, author, TV presenter, radio producer and humanitarian aid worker…
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Born in London, UK, in 1946, Alisha Sufit is an artist, musician, poet and author. She was the singer songwriter with the 1970s Magic Carpet band, whose eponymous album released in 1972 has since become a vinyl collectable. It was an early example of Indian influenced ‘psychedelic’ folk-based music…
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Singer Songwriter on Not In Our Name

Stephanie De-Sykes was raised in Essex, but has lived most of her adult life in Surrey. She came from a musical family, her grandfather was a silent movie pianist…
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Earl Oakin playing the guitar

In the 60s, Earl was signed to the same company as The Beatles, recorded at Abbey Road Studios and had songs covered by Cilla Black, Helen Shapiro and Georgie Fame…
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DEBI DOSS was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, but from an early age her musical taste was always English. As a twelve-year-old the first single she purchased was ‘Well Respected Man’ by The Kinks…
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Janis Hetherington is a Sexual Revolutionary who was the first openly Lesbian woman to be artificially Inseminated 44 years ago. She has appeared in many documentaries and has written numerous articles on Gay Rights…
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David Erdos, Actor and Director

David Erdos is an Actor, Writer, Director, Lecturer, Illustrator, Videographer, and self taught composer/musician of 25 years professional experience…
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Julie Hesmondhalgh recording not in our name CD

Julie is best known and loved for her multi-award-winning performance as the transgender, Hayley Cropper, in Britain’s TV soap, Coronation Street, a role she played for 16 years. Since leaving the soap in 2014 Julie has dedicated most of her time to working with LGBT and transgender….
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Maxine Peake - Actress

Maxine Peake trained at the Royal Acadamy of Dramatic Art In London. Her first role out of drama school was in Victoria Woods’ sitcom, “Dinner Ladies” (1998) which ran for two series…
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Michael Smiley started his acting career as a stand up comedian. He was runner-up in the “So You Think You’re Funny” competition at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He co-starred as Tyres O’Flaherty, the bicycle-riding raver, alongside his former flatmate, Simon Pegg, in “Spaced” and as a memorable zombie in “Shaun of the Dead”…
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Tim Hain is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who fronts two bands: JAMSIDE UP – a blend of blues and reggae, known as “Bleggae” and THE LAGAVULINS who mix blues and whisky tastings…
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Tormey Woods Opera singer

Tormey Woods is a young opera singer from Montpellier in the South of France. The first opera he performed in was L’Enfant et les Sortilege at the National Opera house Montpellier…
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Annie Skates of Capital voices

Annie made her solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the British Motor Transport Awards….
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Mandy has enjoyed an eclectic career in the performance arts ranging from amongst many other things, dancing in a touring Spanish circus, acting in the Tom Stoppard play ‘Jumpers’ …
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At university Cliff Jones studied Political Theory and Institutions and, later, Education in Political Contexts…
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Mary Carewe is a uniquely versatile and charismatic concert and recording artist…
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Poet, actor, dramatist, magician and author, Heathcote Williams is both multi-talented and prolific…
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John William Brown was born in 1947 in London. He is a poet, painter, performer and dramatist…
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RAY SOUTER - Writer

Ray Souter is a writer and a member of Impeach Tony Blair and Veterans For peace UK…
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Tom Laimer-Read went to various state schools in Norwich, England during the 1980s and ’90s in various states of consciousness, where he mostly enjoyed reading and not being at school…
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Allison studied Fine Art, Painting Sculpture and finally ended up making Films at Goldsmiths, in the heady 80’s…

 


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