Mu­si­cians join forces to record sin­gle for can­cer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others - By Vicky Cas­tle

Tal­ented mu­si­cians led by an Ash­ford pro­ducer have re­leased a char­ity sin­gle to raise money for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port.

James Vince, 29, from Willes­bor­ough, pulled to­gether the 12 artists, ei­ther soloists or from var­i­ous bands, for the Lo­cal Aid cover of Don’t You (For­get About Me) orig­i­nally recorded by Sim­ple Minds.

Mr Vince, pro­mo­tions ex­ec­u­tive for Engi­neer Records, said the idea was in­spired by the tragic loss of his friend Char­lie Sang­ster who died last year aged 25 just a month af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with can­cer.

He said: “I had al­ways wanted to do some­thing for Macmil­lan and when my friend passed away I was in­spired to put to­gether the track.

“Loads of peo­ple have lost some­one from can­cer, or know some­one who has and the lyrics just seemed to fit in with the mes­sage I wanted.

“It was a lot of fun to record and I just hope now that peo­ple ac­tu­ally do­nate to such a wor­thy cause.”

Lo­cal Aid is a world­wide col­lec­tive of artists, mu­si­cians and pro­duc­ers who re­lease char­ity sin­gles to raise aware­ness and money for char­i­ties.

The sin­gle in­cludes vo­cals from Max Pepe, Char­lie Rivers, Emily Lane, Sher­rie Tap­pen­den, James Har­ris, Craig Cirinelli, Paul Richards, Luke Pope, Meg Gar­ner, Alex Be­har­rell and Ted Clark. The chorus was per­formed by US band The World Con­cave, the back­ing track was recorded by The Reck­ostacks and Ian Sadler of Eme­line Record­ings pro­duced the track.

It is free to down­load and there is a link to do­nate to Macmil­lan on the page at www.lo­calaid2012. band­camp.com

Sher­rie Tap­pen­den, Emily Lane, James Har­ris and Max Pepe record­ing the char­ity sin­gle and, right, pro­ducer James Vince

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