Wednesday 16th June 2021
Service children to record ‘Welcome Home’ written by Service children, for Service children, with The Voice! finalist, Bethzienna Williams, at the world famous Abbey Road Studios.
20 tri-force service children, ages 6-17, from Lossiemouth to Plymouth (and everywhere in between!) are coming to London on the 19th and 20th of June. They will be recording the song ‘Welcome Home’ at Abbey Road Studios with leading lights from the world of music. The song was arranged by Terry Devine-King, vocal arrangement was by Ben Parry and produced by Andrew Sunnucks and Terry Devine-King.
The weekend will be filled with fun activities for the young people and rehearsals ahead of the recording will be held at the Guard’s Chapel.
After a challenging year for all, Welcome Home conveys the spirit of community, family and the power of togetherness. Families making the journey to London have shared their moving stories of the last year – something so many families can identify with this year more than ever before.
How the Song of the Service Child came about
Two Royal Navy service children, part of the Royal British Legion’s Military Kids Club, from Plymouth wrote a fantastic Tri-forces song for Armed Forces Day. The two young people (and the stepfather of one of the children on guitar!) participated in a four session workshop series, during the lockdown in February, with Never Such Innocence song writer in residence Bethzienna (2019 The Voice! finalist). The song was awarded First Place in the NSI international competition, which received entries from 95 countries.
NSI invites Service children to sing for Armed Forces Day
Additionally, we are calling on all Service children to sing the song for Armed Forces Day at their school, within their community, anywhere and everywhere! Making it their own anthem and having fun at the same time!
The song will premiere at the National Memorial Arboretum on 26th June for Armed Forces Day.