Heroes Recording: An Update

“I was delighted to be able to join in with the singing in the Victoria Halls yesterday. What a wonderful experience”, “I can’t believe how professional everything was’, and “the most fun I have had in a choir” are some of the comments that organisers of this Saturday’s ‘Heroes’ recording session have received in the past few days.

From ages 7 to 77, from Cardross round to the Peninsula, local people and musical groups turned out in force to lend their vocal talents to the Helensburgh Heroes recording of the classic Bowie track ‘Heroes’.

A big big thank you to all of those who so kindly gave up their time, and gave so freely of their talent, to make Saturday's event such a success.

The Helensburgh based charity has embarked on an ambitious attempt to raise the profile of the artistic talent that resides within the area, through the commercial release of the single in late spring. Under the inspirational musical direction of Alan Craig, Musical Director at Langside College, the volunteer artists spent the morning rehearsing in groups, and then came together in the afternoon for a mass choir recording session.

Some of our volunteer artists will now join local professional musicians Kirsten Easdale and Kenny Hyslop back in the studios to record lead vocals on some of the lyrics.

One of those supporting the event was local resident Suzanne Simpson, “This weekend was proof of the talent that we have this area. The voices were superb and everyone seemed to have a great time. We appear to have produced our very own version of "The Choir". And I can't wait to hear the finished version.”

Helensburgh Heroes anticipate releasing the single, which will be available in both disc and download formats, at a big musical launch event in late Spring.

The project team will now spend the next two months filming location shots to the video, and mixing the final version of the song.

A photo gallery of the event is available here - this will open a new browser window. (Thanks to Robert for the images.)