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Students from Northumberland College have come together to record and release a Christmas charity song

Students from Northumberland College have come together to record and release a Christmas charity song  
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A group of fifteen students aged from 16 to 40 from Northumberland College’s Ashington and Berwick campuses have produced and recorded an original Christmas song as a tribute to those suffering with mental health issues

 

All proceeds that the College make from the song will be going to support local mental health charities to help young people in Northumberland.

 

Music production learners along with students from the college's IT and Hospitality and Catering department have recorded and produced the song at the college's Ashington campus, which has a vocal booth and industry-standard equipment and software including Steinberg, PioneerPro and Cubase.

 

 

Lyrics were co-written by Music Production student Katie Smith alongside Music Production Course Leader, Michael Evans who has 25 years' experience within the music industry and lecturer, Martyn Rutherford lead the mixing.

 

Michael said: "The song is fantastic and they have worked so hard to pull it together in a short period of time. Not only are the students doing something fantastic for charity they are learning so many new skills, including music production, music distrubition and marketing."

"I hope everyone can come together to help support the students and this great cause which is close to a lot of the student's hearts."

 

The song, titled 'Brand New Year' takes inspiration from Christmas hits such as Band Aid's, 'Do they know it's Christmas? and Slade's, 'Merry Xmas Everybody' combining a contemporary electronic dance feel with a singalong chorus, about spending time with family, looking ahead to a new year, whilst not forgetting the obligatory jingling bells.

 

Downloads will be free but everyone is asked to pay a donation of whatever they wish or can afford, with all proceeds going to charity.

 

Anyone wishing to purchase the track and make a donation should visit Northumberland College's Bandcamp page https://ncmp.bandcamp.com/releases