Signal record song for soldiers
Signal Radio in Stoke-on-Trent are behind a new charity single that's raising money for injured soldiers.
Called 'Heroes', the track features the vocals of Robbie Williams' dad and was written by Neighbours theme-tune co-writer Jackie Trent.
Also featuring on the song are darts ace Phil 'the power' Taylor, England cricketer Danielle Wyatt , and several former Stoke City, Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra footballers.
The project is the brainchild of Signal Radio's Paul Fairclough. He told RadioToday.co.uk: "I was really pleased Jackie agreed to write the song and, since then, I have tried to get everyone I possibly can on board. My idea is a song written by someone from the area, performed by people from the area."
The lyrics were written around three weeks ago when Paul approached friend Jackie to put it together. Jackie said: "It has been an absolute pleasure to be involved in the song. I was very emotional while writing it, but after Paul approached me it was a joy to do and be involved with, especially knowing how much effort Signal Radio has put into helping troops from our home towns."
The tune will get its first airing during a special programme Signal has planned for Remembrance Sunday. It'll then be available to download from iTunes and all the money it raises will go to the 1st Battalion of The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire), to be spent helping injured troops.
Entertainer Pete Conway (Robbie Williams dad), who has known Jackie for a number of years, said: "Jackie and Paul have done very well with this, it's a pleasure to be part of it."
And 15-time world darts champion Phil added: "The song is good fun and for a good cause so I thought I would help out on my day off. I've done a couple of things in a recording studio before but I doubt I'll be swapping my day job for singing."