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Numerous British Christian music artists to record charity single at Abbey Road
A BEVY of British Christian artists - both black and white - are set to record a charity single in aid of victims of the Haitian earthquake. On 27th February artists from all over the UK will gather at London's famed Abbey Road studios to record the single. Amongst those participating are X Factor finalists Voices With Soul, Yfriday frontman Ken Riley, gospel diva Faye Simpson, one time Onehundredhours singer Tre Shepherd, award winning rapper Jahaziel, worship music pioneer Graham Kendrick, gospel choir IDMC, London hip-hop group The 29th Chapter, worship leader Simon Brading, MOBO winner Victizzle, urban evangelists LZ7, worship music hitmaker Tim Hughes, urban gospel singer Lurine Cato, popular rapper E-Tizz, inspirational gospel singer Beverley Trotman and others. Said Kingsway Music's Les Moir who, together with Lawrence Johnson, will oversee the project, "It's great when Christian artists can work together on a project that will provide help and assistance to people that need it. More than anything it demonstrates Christian unity and togetherness. Lawrence and I first worked on the recording of a charity single in 2005 following the tsunami that hit southern Asia in 2004 on Boxing Day. Christian artists came together and wrote and recorded the song 'One Voice' and raised £30,000 for the victims of the tsunami. We hope to achieve the same level of success and help the homeless of Haiti with our single."
It is hoped the single of the song "Somebody Please", written by Israel Houghton and Noel Robinson and credited One Voice, will be released in April. All proceeds from the single will be donated to Compassion UK, which runs a number of projects in Haiti.The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.