A RECORDING studio in Gosport has created a festive single to sell in the lead up to Christmas for charity.
Quay West Studios is producing the song and a video to raise money for homeless charity Two Saints.
Director of the studios Nick Bowen came up with the idea and brought together bands from the area to help produce it.
The song, a cover of the 2003 dance hit Pretty Green Eyes by Ultrabeat, is due to be released at the end of the month.
Nick said: ‘Working in a studio, we see a lot of music produced and the single was an idea I had. I thought it would be good to do a song everyone could enjoy.
‘Even though we are getting towards the Christmas period, it isn’t a Christmas song but the lyrics fit in with the subject of not being alone.’
It works really well together and it was exciting to record.Nick Bowen
Nick worked on the cover with other people from the studio and invited a range of bands to record the lyrics.
‘Everyone we got in touch with seemed happy to help,’ he said. ‘Throughout the song, we have about 16 to 17 different vocalists with certain bands singing certain parts and then everyone coming in for the final chorus.
‘It works really well together and it was exciting to record.’
As well as the song, a music video has also been made with the finishing touches being completed.
Nick added: ‘It’s exciting to have the song and the video. We want to raise as much money as possible for Two Saint which does really fantastic work.
‘All proceeds from the single will be donated to the charity because the work they do is so important and they really do make a difference in this community.’
Two Saints, which has a branch serving Gosport, give people who are homeless, vulnerable or in need of support, the opportunity to build a brighter future.
Chief executive of the charity, Steve Benson, said: ‘We were thrilled to hear about the release of this single and would like to thank everyone who freely gave up their time to take part in its production.
‘Our services are always in high demand but, as the weather turns colder, we see more people needing our immediate help and these funds will help us provide this support to help people rebuild their lives.’