Tokyo Blade are to release the 1st of 3 songs for 3 charities. The 1st "Camp 334" is for the "ONE Spirit" charity who help to make life better for the Lakota Sioux on the Pine Ridge reservation. Andy Boulton's friend Joe Brave Heart has contributed to the song with a fantastic intro prayer in his native tongue. Andy has been working with the charity for some years now and is really overjoyed to be able to use Tokyo Blade's music and name to raise money for the reservation.
"It's fantastic that we have had so much positive help with this project. Our producer Chris Tsangarides gave his time for free as did Andreas Bob from our record company and it really is an honor to have Joe involved and have his blessing. Now I'm begging our fans to go buy it and do some good. Pine Ridge is a desperate place but we can make a difference, folks."
The above photo was taken by Jesse Many Words, a Native American elder and friend of Andy's.
"Jesse used to take some of the children from his area to places like Pine Ridge and teach them their history. When I stayed with Jesse and his family he showed me this picture he had taken of 4 of the children gathering sage at Wounded Knee. I loved the picture so much that Jesse gifted it to me which was a great honor for me. I love the photo because it portrays a sense of hope for the young and in fact, the youngsters pictured here all went on to have good jobs and successful lives."
Click here to listen to the song.
Click here to download the lyrics as PDF-file.