Over 50 artists are working on a charity single

IN A unique initiative Britain's gospel and contemporary Christian music artists joined together to record a charity single to raise funds for the survivors of the South East Asia tsunami. Under the name One Voice, One Heart, over 50 artists including Delirious?' Martin Smith, Fame Academy judges David and Carrie Grant, Dove Award winner Tim Hughes, worship veteran Graham Kendrick, R&B gospel pioneers The Wades, contemporary worship man Matt Redman, MOBO Award winners Raymond & Co, Britain's most popular gospel choir the London Community Gospel Choir, girl group Siani, hip-hop team GreenJade and African gospel group Four Kornerz united at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London. Tim Hughes and Mark Beswick co-wrote the song and Linslee Campbell and Neil Costello produced it. The sinlge will be released in time for Easter. The groundbreaking initiative is the brainchild of Lawrence Johnson, a co-founder of the London Community Gospel Choir and former member of Nu Colours.

Lawrence Johnson commented, "It's important the Christian community does all it can to help tsunami survivors who are trying to rebuild their lives. I felt I could do my bit to help in raising funds by organising the recording of charity single. I have been overwhelmed by the response from artists up and down the country and everyone I've approached wants to get onboard and have given their full support." Kingsway Music's Les Moir added, "This is going to be an historic recording session where the whole Christian music community comes together as one voice to express God's heart of compassion."

- A full feature on the One Voice, One Heart project is published exclusively on the Cross Rhythms website (www.crossrhythms.co.uk). CR

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