In 2017 I became a dad and as this year's festive season approached I began to think about how we could make it special for my son. That's when I realised that there must be thousands of children around the country who won't have someone there to make Christmas special for them. I just had to do something about that.
So together with the brilliant Kate Marlais, Ben Robbins and a host of West End stars we have recorded a cover of Carole King's You've Got A Friend, which we hope you will enjoy and consider donating to this cause.
You can download the song here:
Huge thanks to everyone who donates, and to those involved on the track below:
Performers: Nathan Amzi, Natasha Barnes, Christina Bennington, Daniel Boys, Janie Dee, Ben Forster, Clare Foster, Evelyn Hoskins, Damian Humbley, Tyrone Huntley, Amy Lennox, Alexia Khadime, Emma Kingston, Kate Marlais, Nadim Naaman, Gloria Obianyo, Jon Robyns, Jenna Russell, Lauren Samuels, Cleve September, Jodie Steele, Liam Tamne, Rebecca Trehearn, Obioma Ugoala, Alex Young
Arrangement, orchestrations and musical direction: Kate Marlais
Additional orchestrations: Alex Young
Musicians: Hayley Pope (violins)Rebecca Bainbridge (violins), Rosalind Ford (cello) and Ben Robbins (piano)
Produced by Ben Hewis and Ben Robbins
Recorded at The Umbrella Rooms