Framfield children record Rag n Bone Man song

Framfield schoolchildren have recorded their own version of Rag n Bone Man’s hit song Human.

They were helped by guitar teacher Alex Butler and fellow Red Butler band members – Dan Spellman, Charlie Simpson and Mike Topp.


Children from Key Stage Two at Framfield Primary School pictured with Red Butler band members, Dan Spellman, Alex Butler, Charlie Simpson and Mike Topp, before recording Rag n Bone Man’s hit song Human. Front centre are lead singer Bobbie Ridley with Teddy Spurrell.

The youngsters related the words to a message of their own about internet safety which they have been learning about.

“I’m only human after all, don’t put the blame on me,” the children sang as a way of highlighting the responsibility parents, carers and school educators have to ensure children are kept safe.


Red Butler drummer Charlie Simpson with Framfield Primary School percussionists as they prepared to record their version of Human.

Alex remembers being in the backing band for Rag n Bone Man, Rory Graham, and how they rehearsed regularly in drummer Charlie’s bedroom.

He was delighted about Rory’s success. “It is amazing, so nice to see that his talent has come through.”

Alex’s band has chalked up its own successes too. Last year for example Red Butler represented the UK in the European Blues Challenge.


All set to record Rag n Bone Man’s Human are Framfield Primary School children and the band Red Butler.

Framfield children were ably led by Bobbie Ridley, 11, with support from Teddy Spurrell, ten, other Key Stage Two children and Red Butler, as they recorded their song.

Afterwards they went on to make a Mannequin Challenge-style video imitating mannequins and freezing for the camera to illustrate different e-safety topics while their version of Human played in the background.

The video is to be entered into a Childnet competition and Framfield school is hoping it will be included on the main Safer Internet Day website.

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