Steve Rotheram MP will today announce plans for a Hillsborough Charity single. Produced by world renowned producer Guy Chambers. ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ will feature artists including; Mick Jones (The Clash), Peter Hooton (The Farm), Pete Wylie, The Justice Tonight band, Richard Hawley, Chris Sharrock (Oasis), Ren Harvieu, Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Paul Heaton (Beautiful South), Hollie Cook, Jon McClure (Reverend & The Makers), John Power (Cast) and Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers), with further names to be announced in the coming days.
Speaking from his Westminster office today Steve Rotheram MP explained:
“Today, I am proud to announce that a group of some of the biggest UK recording artists are coming together to record ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ to support the Hillsborough Families fight for justice and to raise funds for any future legal costs. Whilst we are confident that the campaign for truth and justice is nearing a conclusion, for 23 years the bereaved Hillsborough families have carried the eternal flame of hope that we would one day see those responsible brought to justice. All profits from this CD will go towards assisting with any legal costs incurred in that fight. The families have suffered enough”.
The Hollies classic ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, was used to great effect earlier this season by Everton FC at Goodison following the release of the HIP report. The single will be released on 17th December 2012 - and is aiming to top the Christmas charts. All artists involved are giving their time for free, and all proceeds from the sale of the single will go towards the Hillsborough Families legal costs in their fight for justice.