6 Mar 2007
Kevin Hewick on new Kevin Coyne tribute album 
Kevin Hewick covers 'Raindrops On The Window' on a new 22-track Kevin Coyne tribute album 'Whispers From The Offing' that also includes contributions from Jackie Leven, Alternative TV, Nikki Sudden, Jowe Head, Frank Bangay, Leo O'Kelly and ex-Passion Barbara Gogan's new duo Goldfish.

The CD is a fundraiser for Life and Living who work on music, creative writing and visual arts projects with psychiatric service users at London's Maudsley Hospital. L&L also run a radio station too.

More info and buy online from:

www.lifeandliving.net

Or for 10.00 inc P+P from:

Life and Living
15 Graham Road
London W4 5DR

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