An alternative folk duo performing in Tring later this month are on the hunt for local voices to sing on the recording of their new single .
Husband and wife Jeremy and Lorraine Millington, who perform as The Portraits, will showcase their new single The Rest of Time at St Peter and St Paul’s Church on Saturday, March 29.
The track – written about the power we each have to save a life – will accompany a plea for people to sign up to the bone marrow register.
The audience will record one of several layers of voices to be used on the final version of the single, due for release in the summer.
For pianist and songwriter Jeremy, the subject of the song and the cause have been close to his heart ever since his father Graham died from leukaemia a decade ago.
He said: “My dad could have had more time if the doctors had found a bone marrow match for him, but tragically they couldn’t.
“I have always wanted to do something to raise awareness of the need for people to become donors to prevent others suffering the same loss that my family and I did.”
The pair – who have been on the music scene since 2005 and were on the bill at Glastonbury last year –are repeating their recording plan across the country over the next few months and plan to end up with a huge collage of voices.
They’re hoping that with so many involved, the tune will have a good chance of landing a place in the singles chart. Jeremy said: “The publicity generated has the potential to save lives and show that regular people can achieve something incredible.”
The concert begins at 7.30pm and entry is £5 on the door. You can buy tickets in advance at £4 each from www.theportraitsmusic.com.