Ambrose Harcourt selects tracks for charity’s ‘Isolation Disks’

People are finding different ways to deal with the current situation, whether that involves keeping fit, taking up a new hobby, or simply ensuring they are keeping in regular contact with friends and loved ones. For some, music is the perfect thing for escaping reality, improving your mood and lifting your spirits. It is something people can enjoy with others while they are #TogetherApart. Chestnut Tree House are creating a soundtrack – Isolation Disks – for the community enjoy, and the first person to contribute is the charity’s Vice President, Ambrose Harcourt.

Ambrose, also known as Mr Lurve from his days as a presenter on Southern Sound radio, has shown his support of the initiative by suggesting his soundtrack to self-isolation. “I have picked uplifting songs as we all need smiles on our faces at the moment,” says Ambrose. His first chosen song was ‘It’s My House’ by Diana Ross.

Ambrose Harcourt

“The message from the government, to all our loved ones, family and friends, and to you, is to stay home and stay safe. The best place for staying safe, well and peaceful, is the house or flat that you live in. This classic from Diana Ross delivers the message with some great lyrics”, says Ambrose. “We get to do all of those things that we have promised ourselves that we will do – or at least we can make a start and see how far we go!”

Ambrose’s second song choice was Maxi Priest, ‘Wild World’. “This tells us the story of what kind of world we live in now and what it’ll be like when this all passes. This is for everyone, no matter what part of the world we live in. We are all in this together”.

“The final song is Billy Ocean, ‘When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going’. We all need to pull together to beat the coronavirus. There’s a lot of sacrifices to be made, and every single one of us will have to step up and do our own share of whatever it takes to do this challenge. It’s not easy, it’s tough. We can do it”.

“Stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives”, pleads Ambrose.

We would love to know, what is your soundtrack to self-isolation? Let us know and have your choices considered for the ’Isolation Disks’ for the local community to enjoy, search for ‘Chestnut Tree House’ on your preferred social media channels.