Grimethorpe has ‘Got it Covered’
Grimethorpe Colliery Band has announced that it is to be featured as a supporting artist in the new BBC Children in Need collaboration album ‘Got It Covered’ which is to be released tomorrow on Friday 1st November.
The album features a number of leading celebrities from stage and screen who each perform exclusive cover versions of their favourite songs. Artists including Helena Bonham-Carter, Olivia Colman, Suranne Jones, Jim Broadbent, Jodie Whittaker and others, have been working for the past few months with the BBC, Silva Screen Records and Brit and Mercury award-winning record producers Guy Chambers and Jonathan Quarmby on the album.
Grimethorpe’s contribution is a cover version of Taylor Swift’s beautiful ‘Never Grow Up’, which was selected to be sung by Barnsley-born actor Shaun Dooley, star of TV shows such as Jamestown, Red Riding, Broadchurch, Coronation Street, EastEnders and others. Shaun’s father worked as a miner and still lives close to the village of Grimethorpe.
A band spokesperson said: “We were thrilled to be approached by Shaun to help him perform a song which is very close to his heart. Working with Shaun on such an exciting project, and for a cause that benefits so many young people, has been rewarding and immense fun for the members of the band. We are particularly grateful to Sandy Smith for helping to arrange the track and we hope that the public will love the contribution which Shaun and the band have made to the album, as much as we enjoyed working on it!”
The band was also featured in a 90-minute documentary that includes stories from behind the scenes and the making of the various tracks included on the album. This was to be aired on BBC1 on Wednesday 30th October and will be repeated on Saturday 2nd November for anyone who missed it the first time.
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