The Cornwall, UK youth music group Livewire will release a Haiti relief single, a cover of the 1980s Girlschool hit Emergency, in March 2010. Proceeds will benefit relief efforts in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake near Port-au-Prince.
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The single by the youth group whose members range in age from 10 to 20, is being produced in collaboration with the heavy metal rock group Schoolgirl. Others who are contributing to the effort include Black Sabbath’s producer Mike Exeter as well as Motorhead’s Lemmy and Ex-Rainbow singer Graham Bonnet, Grammy winning guitarist Steve Vai, Guns N Roses founder Tracii Guns and legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo all appear on the track.
The single, to be released in mid-March on Steve Vai’s record label, Favored Nations, will be available for download on iTunes as well as a limited edition CD. Financed by Spinnaker International and Disc Manufacturing Services Ltd. Proceeds will benefit charities including ShelterBox.
In a statement, project coordinator Andy Rance said: “Young people often get seen as a problem when actually not all of them are. We want to leave a lasting legacy out there in Haiti. We are not a rich charity, all we can offer is Rock music, but that’s something we are very good at. If we can raise enough money to rebuild or build a school and support some charities we will be really happy.”
For more info on the forthcoming single, visit the Livewire Youth Music Project official Web site. A preview video is below.
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