Our music section showcases our work at its most polished, with projects we’ve done with ex-prisoners to help them achieve their best. These albums are only the tip of the iceberg, and each year we record many songs with prisoners to enter in the Koestler awards, to send out to their families, and to keep as a record of their achievements.

On this page we will upload a few tracks recorded in our sessions that give an insight into our work in prisons, and the creativity that happens behind bars.

Below is a selection of the 43 Koestler Awards won by Changing Tunes participants in the 2014 Awards 


PLATINUM AWARD: Cover of “Hiding My Heart” (Adele)

GOLD WINNER: Turn My World Around (original song)

SILVER WINNER: My Heart Is Yours (original song)

SILVER WINNER: Cover of “Swamp Music” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

SILVER WINNER: “Swinging Off The Gates” (original song)

BRONZE WINNER: “Harmonic Echoes” (original composition)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: “Neighbourhood” (original song)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: “Redemption Song” (Bob Marley)

COMMENDED: “Back Here” (BBMak) is an excerpt from an 80s/90s themed concert