Englishman Marlow Bevan and Norwegian songstress Milla Sunde, the members of multi-national European electro-pop duo The Green Children, first met while enrolled at Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. The duo hit it off, began creating beautiful music together, and eventually signed to Jackson Browne’s label, Spinside Records.
Along with creating atmospheric power pop, The Green Children have made a commitment to help improve communities and villages around the world. After visiting Bangladesh in 2005, the duo created The Green Children Foundation, an organization that helps raise funds and awareness for those in need. Since the foundation’s inception, The Green Children have donated thousands of dollars from various concerts and projects to multiple non-profit organizations around the globe.
The group’s first single, “Hear Me Now,” raised over $500,000 to help open the Grameen Eye Hospital in rural Bangladesh, and in 2010, the band’s debut album, Encounter, was made available at Whole Foods Market with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Whole Planet Foundation. Shortly after the release of their album, Marlow and Milla produced an official remix for pop group Foster the People, and the music video (shown above) raised $10,000 for homeless children by reaching over one million views within the first week.
On July 20th, The Green Children will be back on the charitable contribution grind, playing a show at The Roxy Theatre where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica. The show will be sponsored by Amoeba Records in Hollywood, who will exclusively sell the duo’s sophomore album, Connection, set for release on July 23rd.
You can buy tickets for the event at The Roxy’s website and you can watch the music video for “Kisses From the Sky,” the new single from Connection, below.
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