A Catholic pop music group has released its debut single in conjunction with the Christie cancer hospital charity. The band, which specialises in funk music and is called Bright Kicks, have released the debut single “Show me the World” in Manchester.
The Catholic band is fronted by lead singer Bobby Magee from St Catherine’s parish in Didsbury, Manchester.
The single had its first public broadcast in front of 76,000 football fans during the sell-out Champions League match between Manchester United and Rangers Football club at Old Trafford Football ground on September 14.
The band were also selected to showcase the new charity single at this year’s 2010 Levenshulme Festival press launch on Friday October 22 at M19 Bar on Stockport Road in Levenshulme Village.
Lawrence Hennigan, from St Mary’s parish in Levenshulme, near Manchester, who is the president of the annual festival, said: “It is great to have a young Catholic band launching the festival. The Christie’s is a fantastic cancer hospital and I am delighted that this young band is doing what they can to support the charity.”
The Levenshulme Festival, which ended on November 7, is now in its 12th year. It is one of Europe’s biggest community festivals with more than 100 events staged over the two weeks of the festival, levenshulmefestival.co.uk.
All the money raised from the single will be donated to the south Manchester cancer hospital as well as the proceeds from a pre-launch performance on September 3 at Band on The Wall.
The single has been officially chart registered and is already available on pre release via “Text-a-Track”.
Lead singer Bobby Magee explained the thinking behind the charity single: “All the band have a great affinity with the work that the hospital does.
“I have worked at the hospital as a physiotherapist and we have had some family members who have been helped by the hospital. It is very special place and I have been lucky enough to work closely with the amazing staff and patients who walk through its doors.”