40 Firefighters, known collectively as the ‘Fire Tones’ are hoping to reach the highly coveted Christmas Number 1 slot this year with their own version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ in order to raise money for the Firefighters Charity.
Matt Angell is one of the Firefighters involved in the charity single and told the ShropshireStar.com that he was approached by a fellow firefighter who had heard that he loved to sing and play the guitar so was asked if he wanted to take part.
Matt told the Shropshire Star:
“Me being me, I said yes then and thought about the logistics later.
“It was a very difficult thing to organise with us being spread all across the country, it was a matter of practicing here and there when I got a chance.”
The track was recorded back in October and Firefighters travelled from across the country in order to get involved.
“It was a really great day, it was long but there was a real sense of community and camaraderie.
“We had the studio engineer and the singing coach helping us out. I was one of the first up, I sang the second line of the song.”
The 39-year-old father of three said:
“It’s all very exciting. It would be great to raise as much money as possible for a great cause, especially with the events over the last year with Grenfell Tower.”
The Christmas single idea was launched by Welshpool firefighter Chris Birdsell-Jones.
The group got together and recorded the track in a 12-hour session after Anthony Greaves from BIMM Music College in Birmingham donated session time at a newly-built recording studio, and the single is set for release on December 1.
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