Sunday October 30th sees the recording session for my Christmas song, a collaboration between The UK Miner’s Pension Scheme for Justice & Fair Play Association and We Shall Overcome. My part is already recorded, but on Sunday the Hatfield Brigade and former Miners and comrades from up and down the country are gathering to form a chorus line like no other. It will be messy, but it will be one hell of a lot of fun.
Anyone wanting to get involved the address is:
Stainforth Central Club
We start at 5pm sharp with speeches, the rehearsal, the recording session, and then a Motown disco…..alcohol may well be involved.
Entry is free but in the spirit of We Shall Overcome we are asking all-comers to bring a small amount of non-perishable groceries for DN7 Community Food Bank; but I would also like to ask you, if you can, to bring spare woolly socks and/or gloves for my #SocksAppeal. All donations will be sent to Pauline Town in Ashton-under-Lyne to help keep rough sleepers in Greater Manchester warm this winter.
I will be mixing the recording on Monday and it will be ready for a late November release with all proceeds going to keep local food banks stocked this Winter.
We are proud to be fighting alongside Peter Stefanovic whose enthusiastic backing of the project is infectious, and he is hell bent on a campaign to get the song to No.1 for Christmas. Insane, but it’ll be fun trying 😉
If you are planning on attending, be warned, there will be not one, but two film crews in attendance. The film maker Michael Lee Toas from MLT Productions has kindly offered his services to produce a music video we’ll be sharing like mad over the coming weeks, and BBC East Midlands are sending a crew up and plan to run a piece on the project very soon.
All in all, a manic few hours of a Working Men’s Club decked out in Christmas gear in October, a room packed with miners, two film crews, one microphone and a bar.
What could possibly go wrong?
You are cordially invited to a genuine one-off event.