Mathew is the founding member of chart-topping band
Dodgy. Since his career started in 1991, Mathew has
found chart success many times with
hits such as 'Good Enough', 'Staying Out For the Summer', and 'In A
Room', selling over 2 million records worldwide. 'Good
Enough' was the most
widely played song on British radio in 1996. Nowadays Mathew combines
his own musical career with managing and producing a multitude of artists.
He DJs on BBC London and 6Music, makes regular appearances on TV's
'Never Mind the Buzzcocks', writes a monthly page for
Rhythm magazine, and helps
take care of his inspiration for the 'Silver Balloon' songs, his 3
year-old son Oscar.
Narrator of 'Poochki and the Silver Balloon'
bedtime story track
Jon is one of Britain’s
most well known and respected broadcasters. He
is the Channel Four News anchorman and is often
celebrated for his taste in flamboyant neckties.
Throughout an illustrious career Jon has interviewed
many of the world’s top statesmen, politicians
and celebrities. On top of his already hectic
schedule, Jon is currently working on a new book.
He donated his fee for narrating the story the
New Horizons charity for homeless teenagers, of
which he is patron. When asked to comment
on his new role as narrator of fairy stories,
Jon said, "bears and lost balloons don’t
feature highly in a newsreader’s scripts,
but it’s nice to be asked to do something
different. When my children were young they were
always curious about where balloons they released
ended up. If you can stand listening to the old
bloke narrating the story, it’s a pretty
Beccy has spent the last couple of years touring
extensively as part of the band Catatonia.
Her career as a vocalist and keyboard player has
seen her in the studio and on stage with artists
such as Robbie Williams, Pulp, and Paul Heaton of ‘The
Beccy studied at Newcastle College of Music specializing
in Jazz and Popular Music. She has also worked as
a piano and singing teacher, and now spends her time
balancing her role as a mother to Louis, with her
career in the pop world.
has been making quite a name for himself for several
years now with his
band ‘Byrne’. In 2002 he released his
debut album, ‘Slowly and Gloriously’ which
received rave reviews from the music world, with
the NME magazine giving him a rare 8/10 for his “happy/sad
Patrick’s collaboration with Mathew on the
Silver Balloon CD has produced some fantastically
unique, and entertaining songs, all tried and tested
on Patrick’s one-year-old, Louis.
of bedtime story and co-creator of
Kerry is the author of
the CD’s bedtime story track, ‘Poochki
and the Silver Balloon’. Kerry was a journalist
for more than 20 years, starting her career with
the Dagenham Post, moving on to the BBC as a reporter
and producer, and finally to Channel 4 News. where
Kerry has recently given up her job as a Senior
Editor to concentrate on bringing up her baby
son Ethan and to work on growing Silver Balloon
with her husband Neil.
Co-creator of 'My Silver Balloon'
After working for several blue-chip companies,
Neil co-founded the country’s foremost internet
moderation company, Chat Moderators, in 1999, employing
human moderators to ensure the safety of chat rooms
and message forums. The company built up an impressive
portfolio of clients as diverse as the Government,
ITV’s Pop Idol, Liverpool Football Club and
the Beatles. Neil has served on the Government’s
Internet Taskforce, where he advised on child
protection on the web. The birth of his first child,
Ethan, in December 2002, gave Neil the idea of commissioning
original music for children. He sold his share in
Chat Moderators to concentrate on the launch of Silver