Shropshire Young Carers release single

A group of young carers from Shropshire are preparing to release their own single on Wednesday! Here Until The End is performed by Not Completely Blonde and the song has been written by young carers from all over the county during a band-building project co-ordinated by the Hive in Shrewsbury.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the single  - which will be available for download on iTunes and Amazon and to purchase as a CD too - will be split between charity organisations; the Hive and the Shropshire Young Carers. Here Until The End will be launched on August 7.

Working with musicians and workshop leaders from the Hive, the Shropshire Young Carers composed the song themselves during a band-building project which was organised by the Hive and funded by Youth Music with support from Shropshire Council and the British Red Cross. Talented local group Not Completely Blonde, an acoustic folk trio based in Ellesmere were chosen to perform the song, with musical input from the Young Carers. In addition to performing at several festivals around the UK, Not Completely Blonde have supported acts such as Larkin Poe and StringerBessant.

Katie Jennings, Programmes and Projects Manager at the Hive said "We are delighted that the Young Carers chose to approach a local band to record Here Until the End. The group wrote very poignant lyrics relating to their caring, and they chose a fantastic trio  to perform and record the song. Not Completely Blonde added their own inimitable style and beautiful harmonies, and recorded it with professional producer Jonny Amos and musical accompaniment from the Young Carers". She added "This is a wonderful progression for a Hive Youth Music project and exactly the rounded experience and legacy that we aim for within our projects. Since the February project some of the Young Carers have chosen to pursue their musical interests; continuing to learn instruments following on from the band-building week and have gained confidence to sign up to college courses. It's great to see the lasting impact of these projects on their lives. It has been a huge team effort between Shropshire Young Carers, the Hive, Not Completely Blonde and everyone else who has contributed to bring together the groups and produce the song".

Here Until The End will be available to download from iTunes and Amazon from August 7, released through ScorpioSongs. For more information visit www.hereuntiltheend.com or contact the Hive by emailing [email protected]