The Warm & Toasty Club

Warm & Toasty 2018

Jules Fox Allen and Marina Florance have been asked to write for the wonderfully inspirational Warm and Toasty Club Project 2018, they will once again attend the now famous Warm & Toasty Memory afternoons and create songs from the memories of Retirement Complexes in Essex.

The participants absolutely loved the songs”

Johnno Casson

The three commissioned songs from

Warm & Toasty Coast To Coast Project 2017 are available to listen to and buy.

Coast To Coast: click the above image to listen, buy & support

Coast To Coast: click the above image to listen, buy & support

The songs really honour those shared memories & help us celebrate wonderful Essex people ”

Johnno Casson

Marina has been working with The Warm & Toasty Club, Coast To Coast Project. She was commissioned, along with co-writer Jules Fox Allen, to write three songs based on the memories of residents at retirement complexes along the Essex Coast.

Marina Performed all 3 songs at The Colchester Arts Centre to a mixed generation audience - 28th May 2017

Marina Performed all 3 songs at The Colchester Arts Centre to a mixed generation audience - 28th May 2017

Marina & Jules attended memory afternoons & listened to the reminiscing of the people there. The afternoons were filled with laughter & fun, sometimes a little sad, although all in all the afternoons were very engaging & time flew. This kind of forum, created by the Warm & Toasty Club, is a wonderful way for people to find out more about one another & to let the wider world know who they are. The tea & choice of biscuits was brilliant to. All three commissioned tracks are now complete and can be purchased for just £5 inc P&P.
The Coast to Coast project is funded by Arts Council England , the Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Essex County Council & Grassroots Charity. Read more about: The Warm and Toasty Club

Radio Jingles

Marina managed to capture our spirit, ethos and message...”

— Blues and Roots Radio

You can tell the promo went down well with the studio at Blues & Roots Radio when all were off their seats dancing, Marina managed to capture our spirit, ethos and message in an extremely well put together jingle in a timely and professional manner, we know the listening audience will love it. Thank you from us all at Blues & Roots Radio Worldwide - Stevie Connor, Programme Director, Blues & Roots Radio

The Blue Lady

The Blue Lady was featured at turn the page artists' book fair, May 26th & 27th 2017

Bookart created by Jules Allen MA, based on the life of the inspirational May Alice Savidge, who moved her medieval house from Ware to Wells-next-the-sea was exhibited at turn the page artists' book fair 2017.
The song 'The Blue Lady' (Florance/Fox Allen) was featured alongside and visitors to the art fair at the Forum, Norwich were encouraged to listen to Marina singing this beautifully evocative track whilst viewing the bookart exhibit of May Alice Savidge's house.
 The song was composed by Marina and Jules Fox Allen after visiting May's house, it was a tale that had to be told and now, in song, the memory of May will live on. 

The Blue Lady will be included on Marina's forth coming album 'fly beyond the border' and will be available March 16th 2018

fly beyond the border by Marina Florance
Photograph: Jon clifton

fly beyond the border by Marina Florance Photograph: Jon clifton