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Erin's Song - with its own website
Published: 06 Feb 2012 updated: 13 Sep 2012
Erin Duffy is 9 years old. She dreams of becoming a singer and a songwriter, and, through the 21st Century Legacy Be the Best you can Be! Programme she had taken part in at her school, that dream took a big step towards reality. Her song is called 'Erin's Song'.
One day, after school, Erin wrote a song about 'Being the Best you can Be'and was brave enough to sing it to former Olympic Champion, Dr David Hemery CBE. This video of Erin was sent by David to Paul Smith, a founder member of the internationally renowned vocal group, VOCES8. The group works to inspire 25,000 young people every year through their music foundation, and they decided to help Erin turn her ideas for a song into reality.
Paul and the singers in VOCES8 worked with Thomas Hewitt Jones, their composer in residence, to help Erin fulfil her dream, and Erin joined VOCES8 and Thomas in the studio to record her debut single, Erin's Song. The song is being released as a charity single, and proceeds will be split between charities working to inspire young people through music and sport, and Erin. Paul said: 'VOCES8 has had a fantastic time singing with Erin, and I hope this great song can be used to raise money for young people across the country, and to build a scholarship fund to help Erin pursue her music in the coming years. I think Erin's Song would make a great Number 1!'