Getting into the World Cup spirit this weekend, the North Lynn Discovery Centre will once again be joining local musicians to film a new charity single – Melon Aid 2.
After the huge success of a collaboration between Twisted Melon Promotions, youngsters from the North Lynn Discovery Centre and local musicians saw them recording Melon Aid 1 – Do They Know It’s Christmas? back in 2011, it was only a matter of time until they reformed for round two.
Jimmy Yallop, centre manager, said: “The last film was fantastic so doing this one was a no-brainer. I love doing the music videos and so far the response has been fantastic.
“I love getting the kids involved with filming and performing live because it is a really important experience for them. We try to get them involved so they can discover their talents and follow it through, maybe find a career in it.”
Triston Finnis, of Twisted Melon Promotions, said: “Jimmy has been bugging me to do another charity song for a while and the fact that I grew up in North Lynn and attended the old YMCA makes it that little bit more important to me.
“This time we have decided to put together the perfect combination of football and music with an England World Cup song. It’s a mash up of terrace anthems Vindaloo, Three Lions and even the John Barnes rap from World In Motion.”
The track will be recorded, mixed and mastered by Oliver Heath of Jessie’s Ghost, with the band set to perform on the track along with Vex and Movements, at both The Discovery Centre and Ghost Studios.
Jimmy said: “I love amateur singers and our local bands are very talented, but I also think we need to get behind the England team and do what we can to support them.
“The Discovery Centre started as three local football teams back in the ’90s and we like to stay in touch with our roots. It’s not all about football though, we want everyone to come along.”
He added: “I just love to see the kids’ faces all happy and enjoying themselves, that’s what it’s all about.”
Melon Aid 2 will be filmed on Sunday at The Walks Bandstand from 11am.
Triston said: “The more the merrier so if you fancy getting involved come along. Dress in the weirdest fancy dress outfit you can think of, a footy kit or even just come as you are.
“You’ll have a great time, get to meet loads of great people while doing your bit to raise funds for a brilliant local cause.”
You can watch Melon Aid 1 online by going to http://youtu.be/-O4rCfTWQf0