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I came up with an idea to record a Christmas charity single back in September, however, wanted to do it with a twist. Instead of using musicians from all over, I decided to use musicians and singers only from my hometown in Denny. The reason was to try and lift the spirits of everyone and get them talking about something else other than COVID. Once people heard what I was doing, the messages came pouring in from people who would like to get involved. This not only included musicians but also schools and local businesses.
I then created a Facebook page and began to a plan in place for recording. At this time, the tier system was being introduced which made this task a lot harder, however, it didn’t stop me and managed to use my home recording studio (the same one used when I recorded Liam McGrandles Album) and put together a small recording studio in my car where I could go anywhere and record people. I have passed microphones through car windows, house window and people in open spaces to record them so not break the COVID government guidelines. Some people had their own recording setup where able to record themselves at home following my instructions and then send on the files to me to add to the master session. People were asking me “why don’t we just record on our phones”? My response was simply “I want this to be the highest quality possible and phone audio would not cut it”. There is no backing track and every bit of audio has been recorded from drums, guitars, bass, vocals etc.
So far, the recording process has been going great, and the final mix is complete and will be released on all major streaming platforms on the 18th December. The song is John Lennon Happy Xmas (War is Over), which the lyrics by coincident are very fitting for the COVID vaccine now being made available. I am also producing a music video for it to as well as a lyric video.
In terms of the charity that all proceeds will be going to; I have decided to put it to a vote. Again, all the people from Denny will put forward a charity of their choice and then a voting poll will decide on which charity gets used. The charities have been put forward now and the poll will get posted soon.