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Posted on Friday 2nd December

New video! The Wootton Bassett charity single Wake Me Up When September Ends can be downloaded now from iTunes, Amazon, Play, HMV, Spotify, Napster and 7digital.

The charity single was officially released on 27 November 2011 and has been produced and performed by over 1000 residents of
Royal Wootton Bassett in honour of fallen heroes and in aid of military charities: The Royal British Legion; Combat Stress; The Undentable Trust and Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association.

Timed to follow Wootton Bassett receiving its Royal status, the project is the brainchild of Wiltshire mum of two, Tracey Rogers, whose brother, Captain Mark Hale, was repatriated after being killed by an IED whilst evacuating an injured soldier in Afghanistan in 2009.

Music Producer and Sound Engineer Richard Sutcliffe recorded the single using local musicians and singers together with two choirs and over 200 people from the town, the recording and mixing of the track took place in Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Box, Wiltshire with additional recording in St Bartholomew’s Church in Royal Wootton Bassett and has been mastered at Abbey Road Studios. The accompanying video for the track features over 1000 local residents. From our singers and musicians, skateboarders, the Junior Town Crier, sports and youth groups to British Legion repatriation bikers and standard bearers – everyone played a part in the video, which used the iconic Royal Wootton Bassett high street as the back drop.

See WoottonBassettRocks.co.uk for more details.

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