The gathering of forty of the UK’s finest vocalist would get most of us excited. But the added sweetener that they came together to record a single ‘Keep Fighting’ to raise money for the charity makes the concept even more tantalising. The track is available for download today, with the live recording video release set for Sunday 28th June 2015.
MOBO award winner, Luirne Cato was the brain child behind what has been titled the ‘Might Men Experience’. She pulled together top UK gospel singers including award winning artistes – Isaiah Raymond, Rapper- Faithchild, ex Amy Winehouse backing vocalist – Zalon, Singer Mark Beswick and award winning worship leader – Noel Robinson. Other artists include Jermaine Riley from former hit group – Fundamental, Dayo Bello and former opera singer now Baptist Minister – Craig Downes. Internationally renowned Manchester based male vocalist, Wayne Ellington was also drafted in, making this the choir a force to be reckoned with.
In a hope to counteract the negative press that men have been perceived to receive over the years, Lurine aims to highlight positive male role models with this record. Proceeds from the record will go to Gangsline . The charity works to help children and young people to leave gangs, support parents of young people suspected of being in gangs, prevent the sexploitation of girls within gangs and negotiate peace treaties between gangs when there has been retaliation killings. They work closely with the police and statutory organisations on policy and keeping the agenda high nationally.
Gangsline CEO, Sheldon Thomas said this: “I was truly humbled that the Mighty Men Experience chose to support the work of Gangsline. For me that represents ‘real men supporting a cause’, some of which came from the same background as the young men that are now supporting, taking their time to give back to those who need to be encouraged, motivated and inspired.”
It’s amazing to hear that Lurine didn’t have to ‘fight’ too hard to get these men on board. Even international Choir Director, Solomon Facey was eager to be named amongst the mighty men and led the all-male choir from rehearsals to the recording of the final track. Lurine said that “People really captured the vision of what we are trying to do including churches, business and individuals; the response has been overwhelming. We need more help for the next phase of the vision.”
Download the the single from Amazon here: Keep Fighting
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