Musicians join forces to record single for cancer
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