Band Aid 30 inspires Southport KGV to help join the fight against Ebola

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KGV’s Music Technology department has been a hive of activity this week as staff and students unite in an effort to raise money for the current Ebola Crisis.

Around 17 staff and students have donated their time and voices to form their very own incarnation of Bob Geldof and Midge Ure’s charity super group Band Aid 30 and create a reworked version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ The new recording marks the 30th anniversary of the song, which was originally put together to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia.

The music has been created and recorded using state of the art facilities within the KGV Music Technology department. A music video will accompany the song and has been recorded by Becky Cooney (Media Technician) along with media students Aimee Austin, Mark Rimmer, Beth Bennett and Hazel Preston. The KGV students who have taken part and will feature on the final recording are: Jess Baker, Millie McHugh, Josh Courtney, Hannah Johnson, Ruby Jones, Laura Ellis, Josh Carr, Miles Goodall, Sophie Wright, Sian Kemp-Ellis, Mike Clayton and Marc Bowen.

And let’s not forget to mention our Careers Adviser Holly Mannion! Tom Forster, KGV’s Music Technology Course Leader and organiser of the recordings, says: “I am always amazed with the students at KGV and the spirit they demonstrate when asked to be part of something for Charity.

Our version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” is sounding really good and is our way of helping those who are in a more unfortunate situation than us.” KGV’s version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ will be available within College to students who donate £1 to the Band Aid Charitable Trust.

A release date for the single will be announced shortly.

Can KGV add to the recent success of Band Aid 30’s Number 1 Hit? We sure hope so!

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