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Music Man Single

David Stanley with students, in a still from the new video Music Man releases Christmas single

LEIGH’S Music Man Project are set tor elease a Christmas single this week, in tribute to the late Sir David Amess. 

The international music education charity for people with learning disabilities, established by Leigh resident DavidStanley, have teamed up with The Royal Marines Band to create ‘MusicIs Magic’, released on December 16.

All  proceeds from the single, distributed by AMG Global, will be going to help support learning – disabled people across the UK.

Mr Stanley said: “The single celebrates the power of music to bring people together and transform lives, no matter their background.

“A uniting force has rarely been so in need, as it is today. I hope our song can inspire people to putt heir differences aside this holiday season. Whilst our aim is to get the single to Christmas number one, showing the world that magic can happen when we work together is more important.”

Mr Stanley explained the importance of the collaboration: “Our link with the Royal Marines was all about asking ‘can the universal language of music connect those elite musicians with my musicians with learning disabilities?

“And my gosh, the answer is ‘yes!’

“Sir David would be beaming with pride. I can picture him now, he’d be up there now looking down saying ‘Go on, David’ and he’d be saying the same to the students as well.

”Sir David Amess was a president of The Music Man Project, and the charity was one of several that his family asked people to donate to in lieu of flowers following his death. They also sang at his requiem mass which was held at Westminster Cathedral in London.

You can watch the accompanying video for the single at:

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