The Weekend Millionaires: An Oral History of the Thames Lightermen

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‘The weekend Millionaires’ is a great film about the lives of the Lightermen who lived and worked on the Thames. Anyone who loves the Thames, will love it for the the stories and film footage of a changing river.

Researching for the film director Matthew Rosenberg found an anonymous poem which he asked me to set to music. After that I wrote a short instrumental piece to capture the sense of freedom kicking back on the boat after some hard physical work.

Enjoy the film!

http://www.thameslightermen.org.uk/film.html

On the same page Matthew has added a video of the song, and I’ve added the instrumental here too because I quite liked it: 

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Good to get old friends back together. It was a Nepal fundraiser at The Lexington Sunday night. Thanks again to Melissa for singing ‘yellow guitar’and Orlando for having a crack at ‘he paid to have himself mudered’ – Love to hear other people singing my songs.

Great sets from everyone but then what do you expect from this lot?

Ardie CollinsDanni Nicholls , Smami BaracusMelissa James and Orlando Seale.

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   Photos: http://chrispatmore.co.uk/