Martin Smith Joins UK Christian Music Artists For Tsunami Aid Single
Last modified: 16 Feb 2005
Martin Smith will be joining with a host of other gospel and contemporary Christian music artists from the UK to record a charity single to raise funds for the survivors of the South East Asia Tsunami disaster. More than 50 artists will be involved in the project, which will be recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London and released in time for Easter under the collective name of 'One Voice, One Heart'.
Alongside Delirious? front man Martin Smith, the line up of artists that have agreed to appear on the single includes Fame Academy judges David and Carrie Grant, worship leaders Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick and Matt Redman, R&B gospel act The Wades, the London Community Gospel Choir, plus girl groups Siani and Nu Life. Tim Hughes and Mark Beswick are co-writing the song, whilst Linslee Campbell and Neil Costello will produce the single.
The idea behind the charity single came from Lawrence Johnson, a co-founder of the London Community Gospel Choir, who said, "It's important the Christian community does all it can to help tsunami survivors who are trying to rebuild their lives. I felt I could do my bit to help in raising funds by organising the recording of charity single. I have been overwhelmed by the response from artists up and down the country and everyone I've approached wants to get onboard and have given their full support."
Kingsway Music's Les Moir added, "This is going to be an historic recording session where the whole Christian music community comes together as one voice to express God's heart of compassion."