Youngsters from Sunderland stage school perform in lockdown single for NHS charities

A Sunderland stage school has teamed up with professional performers to release a charity fundraising song, We Are The World, to raise money for NHS Charities Together

Monday, 27th April 2020, 12:30 pm

Inspire Stage School, based at Castle View Enterprise Academy, have teamed up with professional performers from I-Stage Group and ISG Global, including local singer/songwriters Will Jennison, He Knows, She knows and Geoff Mull, to perform a lockdown single.

Each performer recorded their segment at home, which was then put together by I-Stage Media, to form the single.

Peter Waite, who produced the final track, said: “It was very challenging, all of the audio was recorded in different environments and on different devices, all of which we had no control over.

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Youngsters from Inspire Stage School are helping raise money for the NHS

“Normally we record in our own studio where we can ensure the quality and consistency of the material. I’m happy we were able to produce such a high quality single during the lockdown period and all for a great cause too."

It comes as the Echo is running its #actsofkindness campaign to highlight the amazing things people are doing to help others.

Head of Sunderland-based I-Stage Media, Duncan McManus, who produced and edited the video said: “This video is one of the most rewarding pieces of work I’ve done to date.

“The challenges we faced and had to over come were overwhelming but we persevered and I’m thrilled with the result. Huge thanks to all of the artistes who did a great job for a great cause.”

Performers each recorded their segments at home

Company director Paul Waite Said “ In these uncertain times it’s important that we all stick together and this project certainly proved that.

“I’m extremely proud of Peter and Duncan from our media division and all of the artistes including our young stars of the future from Inspire Stage School. They've proved by working together as a team we can create truly amazing things.

“The NHS and all of our key workers have proven to the world who the real superstars are and I’m delighted we can show our appreciation in an artistic and creative way.”

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