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'Weekend Daddy' Album Release

For immediate release: 16th June 2015

'Weekend Daddy' Album Release

Musician releases album based on experiences as a separated father in the run up to Father's Day

Musician Jack Ezra has released an album inspired by his experiences as a separated dad. The  father of 2 from Bishop’s Stortford based many of the songs on the album on his heart-wrenching experiences of divorce and struggling to maintain a relationship with his children through a high conflict separation. 

Dads who no longer live with their children after separation often find the run up to Father’s Day to be one of the most difficult times of the year, where the distance between themselves and their children can become unbearable. Jack’s aim with the album is to give a voice to the experiences of thousands of dads who will not be able to spend time with their children this Father’s Day, and to draw attention to the impact that high conflict separations can have on children and parents over time.

Jack Ezra, the musician behind Weekend Daddy, said, “I have wanted to produce this album for many years, but as anyone who has been through separation and struggled to see their children will know, it has only been recently that I have been able to put these overwhelming emotions and experiences into words. My experiences took me to some very dark places, and it was only with the support of my family and friends that I was able to make it through. Not every dad who struggles to see their children has that luxury, and with this music I wanted to let them know that they are not alone this Father’s Day. I hope that it will inspire any dads still struggling to maintain a relationship with their kids to keep going, and to let them know that support is out there.”

Jerry Karlin, Chair of the charity Families Need Fathers, commented, “Whilst Father’s Day will be celebrated across the country on 21st June, for many of the parents we work with be a very difficult time spent apart from their children. I know that many dads will connect deeply with the messages in Jack’s music, and I hope that this will raise some much needed awareness of the struggles that many fathers face just to try and remain a part of their children’s lives."

Weekend Daddy can be purchased online via Itunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/weekend-daddy/id991328582). Jack Ezra is donating a portion of all sales to Families Need Fathers, to support the charities work in communities across the country. More information about Jack Ezra and his music can be found on the following link: http://www.3dexperience.co.uk/2015pages/jemusic.html

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For comment, case studies or information please contact: media@fnf.org.uk, 0300 0300 110.

Note for editors:

Families Need Fathers (FNF) is a registered charity providing information and support on shared parenting issues arising from family breakdown, and support to divorced and separated parents, irrespective of gender or marital status.  

Our primary concern is the maintenance of the child’s relationship with both parents. 

Founded in 1974, FNF helps thousands of parents every year.