A new and original charity single titled ‘You make it better’ is hoping to raise money for the NHS and has already received praise for its upbeat vibe
The single is the creation of Dave Turner. It features a host of performers, including members of the HM Forces Band of Scots Guard, lead singer of Brand-New Zeroes, and a former member of Noah and the Whale. The 24 singers and musicians recorded their parts in isolation, and collectively the production team put everything together along with the music video.
The song’s writer, Mr. Turner, said,
“I called on a network of musicians once I had put my pen down, and they all worked for free to create the finished track and video.”
He also said he believed it was the most professional and polished charity track out there at the moment. Plus, the group was hoping to get more exposure for a great cause.
This news comes after Captain Tom Moore raised over £32 million for NHS charities after he completed 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden before his 100th birthday in April.
He adds that the song is upbeat and a toe-tapping number that pays tribute to the people putting their lives on the line. Plus, it’s for everyone that’s feeling a little anxious about the situation right now.
The single is available to download on major streaming platforms, and the group is hoping to raise at least £2000 for NHS Charities Together. The video has already been viewed 30,000 times on YouTube and Facebook.
Manchester stars come together for mass doorstep singalong
Just before the weekly Clap For Carers spot on Thursday evening, big names in the music business are leading a singalong in the city of Manchester. This one-off event is celebrating the importance of community and will see singers such as Liam Gallagher and Mark Owen from Take That lead the live stream.
The event has attracted a lot of attention, and Sky News reported that about 20 different choirs and around 30 musicians would be taking part. Local communities in the Greater Manchester area are being invited to stand on their doorstep or at their windows and sing out loud together.
Mark Owen will start the singalong with the Take That single Shine, and Liam Gallagher will close the show with Wonderwall.
This comes after research has found that the number of people volunteering during the pandemic has soared.
Named ‘Together In One Voice,’ there is a playlist that for the occasion including hits from songs from Emeli Sande and M People. The event will be streamed for everyone to join in, and it was previously reported that some streets would be filmed taking part.
The event’s musical director, Dan McDwyer, said it was a huge task getting everyone together. There was also coordinating sound engineers and mixing vocals to think about. He also noted that everyone had recorded at home within social distancing.
Mr. McDwyer added it’s going to be a moment when everyone is singing together, and the sound is amplified across the city.
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, commented:
“Together In One Voice will help us all feel connected, despite the need to keep a distance, and will be one of those incredible occasions which make Greater Manchester so special.”