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RM Band aim to top Christmas charts with charity single

1 November 2022
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The Royal Marines Band are bidding for the Christmas No.1 – helping to raise money for musicians with disabilities and honouring murdered MP David Amess.

Music is Magic will be released just nine days before December 25 – but is already generating interest.

The single is the first link-up between the Navy’s No.1 musicians and charity The Music Man Project, with proceeds supporting children and adults with learning disabilities across the UK.

“We couldn’t be prouder of this unique collaboration,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jason Burcham, Commanding Officer Royal Marines Band Service and its Principal Director of Music.

“Each performer radiates warmth, energy, and positivity. They are also incredibly talented musicians. “Rehearsing and recording this single was a wonderful experience. Everyone at the Royal Marines Band Service looks forward to creating magic this Christmas with The Music Man Project.”   

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

David Stanley

The single was rehearsed at HMS Collingwood back in May and mastered at the University of Surrey, before being performed in public for the first time at the famous Painted Hall in Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College on Trafalgar Day.

“The single celebrates the power of music to bring people together and transform lives, no matter their background,” explained David Stanley, founder of The Music Man Project.

“I hope our song can inspire people to put their 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. Creating unity is the main aim of our collaboration with The Royal Marines Band Service.”

The single is dedicated to charity’s late patron, Southend MP Sir David Amess, murdered in October last year.

Music is Magic is available for pre-order this month and will be released on December 16 to download and stream on all major digital music stores and streaming services.   

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