Julia Fordham Raises Money for Tsunami-stricken School

March 16, 2005  |  12:00am

Singer/songwriter Julia Fordham has helped West Sussex’s Ashington CE First School produce a remix of her song, “Happy Ever After.” The charity CD single also includes tracks with Bollywood singer/songwriter Aadesh Shrivastava and its proceeds will benefit the rebuilding of a tsunami-devastated school in Tamil Nadu, India.

Pupils from Ashington School wanted to help tsunami victims so James contacted her old Hayling Island school friend Fordham and enlisted her help. "Julia, who is currently living in Southern California, rewrote the chorus of her song and faxed the new lyrics to the school for the children to learn,” explained James. “QM Studio's in Horsham donated their facility to the cause and recorded the children singing the new part which was then rushed to a studio in London where record producer Grant Mitchell, who also produced the original version, remixed Julia's and the children's voices together." The two bonus tracks, “India” and “Spread the Word,” were written and recorded with Shrivastava, and produced by three-time Grammy-winning producer Hugh Padgham.

The CD is currently available on Julia's website for $10. All proceeds benefit the registered charity set up by Ashington School to rebuild the Panchayat Elementary Union School.

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