Ex-Tring Park School students feature on new charity single

The song was written in lockdown to bring hope during the coronavirus pandemic

Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 2:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 3:02 pm

The voices of two ex-Tring Park School students and the Tring Park 16 can be heard on a new charity single which was released on Friday, September 4.

During lockdown, Joshua Shea and his mum, singer/songwriter Liz took daily bike rides together around the Jersey and were inspired by all the rainbow pictures in windows to write ‘Can You See The Rainbow?’.

Friend, collaborator and playwright Karen Forbes-Ewing helped them shape the lyrics.

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Since then they have recruited others to record and release ‘Can You See The Rainbow?’ as a charity single.

Joshua Shea, songwriter and actor sings the lead vocal with upcoming pop vocalist Lydia Singer.

They have both recently graduated from Tring Park school for the performing arts and have been members of the schools choir, Tring Park 16 - BBC Songs of Praise Young Choir of the Year - who also feature on the song.

International conductor David Lawrence has arranged the Choir for this recording and young producer, Olly Scott, a recent graduate of Chetham’s school of music has produced the song.

Josh and Liz were inspired by the rainbows they saw on their daily exercise

Dominic Ferris, West End music producer/arranger at Sony/UMG and ambassador for Steinway and Sons has been executive producer.

Dasa Wharton professional photographer has provided images from her “Portraits of Jersey in COVID-19” Exhibition.

The three writers have each chosen a respective charity which reflects their individual passion.

Liz is a volunteer with Kairos Arts which promotes and facilitates therapeutic arts workshops. Creatives from the world of music, art and theatre actively engage and support those affected by domestic abuse, dementia, and vulnerable mental health both locally and globally.

The Tring Park 16 can be heard on the new charitysingle

Joshua has chosen the NHS Charities Together continuing the support of care workers nationwide, and Karen has selected former MP Sir Norman Lamb’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund which underpins the transformational work of Norfolk Community Foundation.

Claire Cullens, CEO of Norfolk Community Foundation, said: “We are excited to be working alongside Sir Norman to shout louder about the importance of improving mental health, raising awareness and inspiring others to give.”

To watch the video click here, and to make a donation visit: www.justgiving.com/team/can-you-see-the-rainbow.