A cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ – to be released on Wednesday at 8am
Brian May has recorded guitar track from Los Angeles.
The cover of Simon & Garfunkel hit Bridge Over Troubled Water will be released this Wednesday
MAY THE CAUSE BE WITH YOU
19 June 2017 from Dan Wootton’s Bizarre Column
Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May records Grenfell Tower track from US tour as Simon Cowell secures A-list acts for charity single
SIMON COWELL has secured dozens of A-list acts for his Grenfell Tower charity single.
I can reveal he topped up his stellar cast with QUEEN lead guitarist BRIAN MAY, SPICE GIRLS star GERI HORNER and NILE RODGERS.
Brian is on tour in the US but recorded his guitar track remotely and was eager to become involved after living in West London for most of his life.
Simon Cowell All-Star Grenfell Tower Charity Single Due This Week
19 June 2017 by Gil Kaufman
Last week Simon Cowell announced that he’d begun making phone calls to gather an all-star group of artists for a charity single benefiting the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. According to the NME, the single is expected out on Wednesday (June 21) and artists including Craig David, Emeli Sandé, James Blunt, Rita Ora and the Libertines’ Carl Barat were spotted heading into a Notting Hill studio to record the song over the weekend.
The track they’re collaborating on is said to be a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” It was originally slated for release on Monday (June 19), but has reportedly been pushed back to allow time for Celine Dion and Robbie Williams to record their vocals. Good Morning Britain host Philippa Tomson wrote on Sunday (June 18) that the song was expected to drop a week after the fire engulfed the residential tower, with 79 people feared dead at press time. A spokesperson for Cowell could not be reached for comment at press time.
Artists For Grenfell charity single – available for download on Wed from 8am. Exactly a week after the disaster. It’s sounding incredible .
8:26 PM – 18 Jun 2017
Tomson has tweeted that she’s been speaking to Cowell exclusively about the progress of the single and she’s posted updates on its contributors, which reportedly also include a choir of 300 people, among them local residents and singers. The Guardian reported that rapper Stormzy, Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones and X Factor winner Louisa Johnson are involved.
MTV News UK claimed to have a fuller list of contributors, which is said to include: Liam Payne, James Arthur, the London Community Gospel Choir, Who singer Roger Daltrey, Paloma Faith, Jessie J, Labrinth, Leona Lewis, Dua Lipa, Queen guitarist Brian May and Louis Tomlinson
Louis Tomlinson, Rita Ora, Jessie J & more added to Grenfell charity single line up
19 June 2017 by Mike Pell
The single is in aid of the devastating fire in London and will be released on Wednesday…
The biggest and brightest names in music have been gathering to record a charity single to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Over the weekend it emerged Liam Payne, Stormzy, Craig David and more had been lined up to help record a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, and since, even more names have been added to the list.
As it stands, the all-star line up features: Angel, Anne-Marie, James Arthur, Carl Barat, James Blunt, London Community Gospel Choir, Ryan De La Cruz, Roger Daltrey, Craig David, Deno, Celine Dion, Donae’O, Mr Eazi, Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith, Shane Filan, Matt Goss, Tom Grennan, Jessie J, Louisa Johnson, Kelly Jones, Labrinth, Leona Lewis, Dua Lipa, Gareth Malone, Brian May, Tokio Meyers, 5 After Midnight, John Newman, Rita Ora, Liam Payne, Gregory Porter, RAYE, Emeli Sande, Shakka, Jorja Smith, Dan Smith, Matt Terry, Louis Tomlinson, Tulisa, Jessie Ware, Robbie Williams and WSTRN.
Simon Cowell, who lives and works in the area, began contacting the names in his address book to raise funds for the victims under the banner ‘Artists For Grenfell’. On his decision to create the charity single he said: “I was watching the news and then I drove up to see the building which is around the corner. I’ve seen a lot of bad things and not far from where I was sitting
. “It dawned on you. It sent chills through you. What hit home was seeing that wall and seeing all of those messages.
“I saw how residents turned up with water and clothes and that’s when I thought I’m not going to sit here and do nothing. For someone in my position to do nothing would be appalling.”
Soon after the tragedy, stars including Adele and Rita Ora were among those on the ground giving support. Although not confirmed, Cowell added: “I would love to get Adele on the record, after she did what she did.”
The stars and producers have been gathering at Sarm Studios on Ladbroke Grove, half a mile from Grenfell Tower, and working tirelessly to get the single ready for release on Wednesday 21st June at 8am.
Simon Cowell’s all-star cast of artists arrive at a London studio to record their charity single for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
18 June 2017
Following last week’s tragic Grenfell Tower fire, Simon Cowell has announced a charity single in aid of the victims.
Now The Who’s Roger Daltrey has been spotted arriving at a recording studio in West London to take part. Dressed in a white t-shirt and sporting a Panama hat and shades, the 73-year-old rocker was joined by One Direction’s Louis, 25, and Jessie J, 29.
Over the weekend Cowell revealed the charity single would be a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Wate’r – to be released on Wednesday (21 June)
Other stars who will lend their vocals for the Grenfell Tower victims includes Liam Payne, Craig David, Lilly Allen, Stormzy and Skepta.
Cowell revealed he would continue trying to get more and more celebrities involved.
He told The Sun: “Until that last note has been finished, we will not be off the phone.
“I drove up very near [Grenfell], because you can’t get too close, but when you see it first hand it really does it hit you which is one of the reasons why I wanted to do this so quickly.”
Louis Tomlinson and Jessie J also arrived to take part in the charity single
He added: “You sit there, you’re looking at that, and then go back and watch the news and you think, ‘what the f**k do you do?’ I thought this is the best thing because it’s quick and I’ve done it before. Normally when you do this things it’s start a wave.”