The Dugdale Theatre in Enfield played host to the Mighty Men Choir, which was comprised of the UK’s top Gospel and inspirational singers on 21st February 2015. They came together to record a charity single, ‘Keep Fighting’ (name of charity soon to be announced). MOBO award-winning gospel artiste, Lurine Cato, was the brainchild behind the collaboration of the singers as a response to the ‘negative press’ she felt men were receiving. The choir is just the start of a year’s long project called ‘The Mighty Men Experience’ to address some of these issues.
The song ‘Keep Fighting’ is about not opting out when times get difficult, digging in and men standing strong together. “When you write a song and hear these singers taking it to another level, it’s a blessing, I can’t even believe what I am hearing right now”, says co-writer and producer, Ian Green who is known for his musical genius on The Matrix (3), as well as producing and arranging for Michael Jackson, Madonna, J-Lo and Britany Spears to name a few.
The choir included MOBO Award Winning Gospel Artistes Isaiah Raymond, Faithchild, Zalon (who was one of the late Amy Winehouse’s Backing Vocalists), Mark Beswick, Noel Robinson, Aaron Sokell (Emilie Sande’s backing vocalist), Tony Momrelle( from RnB’s Incognito), Jermaine Riley (from former hit group Fundamental) and Dora Martin.
In a matter of hours, International Choir Director, Solomon Facey, led the all-male choir from rehearsals to recording the final track.
Support came from many places including Enfield Council, the Dugdale Theatre, Paideia and Josh Hair & Beauty to name a few, “People really captured the vision of what we are trying to do including churches, businesses and individuals; the response has been overwhelming,” states Cato.
The Mighty Men choir is the UK’s first. Organisers also say that a selected charity will benefit from the proceeds once the track is released.
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