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Joe Strummer

Punk poet, musician, composer, actor and style icon, Joe Strummer spent his life smashing musical and cultural boundaries both as the singer of The Clash and as a solo artist. Songs like ‘Know Your Rights’, ‘London Calling’, ‘Rock The Casbah’, ‘Straight To Hell’, and ‘Coma Girl’ engulfed the global masses and sound as urgent and vital today as when they were written.

It was Strummer’s politically charged lyrics that helped bring punk to the masses. Calling out social injustices and giving a voice to the struggles of the working class, his lyrics struck a chord with legions of fans and the press alike, with Rolling Stone calling The Clash “the greatest rock & roll band in the world”. 

He once famously said, “People can change anything they want to, and that means everything in the world.” And through his art, Strummer played his part in shaping the musical landscape of the world and with it left an unrivalled and timeless legacy

SoundHouse Project

Soundhouse is an ambitious music collaboration that brings artists and creatives with experience of homelessness and social exclusion together with professional musicians and producers to create new and original music and media.  

Many of those using our services have a passion for music. For some it’s pure enjoyment, personal and social, for others it’s vocational and a desire to learn and work in the industry. SoundHouse helps both interests, engaging people in a diverse programme, from listening groups and accessible music-making outreach, to recording and production, live showcasing and accredited learning. The programme has developed two studio homes with a specialist focus on Young People and Adults, respectively.

About us

Single Homeless Project is a London-wide charity. Our vision is of a society where everyone has a place to call home and the chance to live a fulfilling life.

We help single Londoners by preventing homelessness, providing support and accommodation, promoting wellbeing, enhancing opportunity, and being a voice for change.

From supporting Londoners in crisis to helping people take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to 10,000 lives every year across all 32 boroughs.

Every year, Single Homeless Project helps Londoners experiencing homelessness get the support they deserve to get back on their feet and a place to call home for good.

Learn more about our work here

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