I co-wrote, played on and produced this track as a charity song for Haiti in 2010 linked with a just giving page collecting for MSF (Doctors Without Borders)
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is the leading non-governmental organisation for emergency medical aid. It is dedicated to providing expert medical relief to victims of war, disasters and epidemics in 80 countries around the world, giving help to those who need it most, regardless of ethnic origin, religion or political affiliation.
We may not have Simon Cowell's big budget or phonebook full of houselhold names, but with that head start he only beat us by a few hours in releasing his choice of a seemingly inappropriate cover song about suicide (for people who want to live?)
We wrote this one! ... No covers here! We being in this instant; Rob Pember and myself, and recorded it with a wondergul group of like minded singers and musicians, featuring Fiona Laycock as lead vocalist, Robin Welch (soprano sax) Rob and I who, as well as singing back up, played most of the instruments between us, also Paul Laycock and Gill Paget-Davis added their voices to the backing vocals.
Regrettably, in spite of all the funds collected by many of the large NGOs, these household names have not passed on the needed help with the result that only 5% of the rubble has been cleared. However, our chosen charity have been there on the ground since the quake happened, helping pull people out of the rubble and dealing with the subsequent cholera outbreak.
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