All About Eve singer to record a Sophie Lancaster Foundation charity single…
Julianne Regan (All About Eve) has teamed up with Tenek and The Last Cry to release a 6-track charity single in aid of the SOPHIE campaign – All sales will be going directly to The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
The single will hold 3 versions of the recent Tenek track “Under My Skin” recorded by The Last Cry featuring Julianne Regan, together with three mixes of The Last Cry track “Punishment” by electronica duo Tenek.
Julianne said of the project:
“I have teamed up with two Sussex bands to deliver a six-track release in support of prominent anti-hate charity The Sophie Lancaster Foundation . I was approached by south coast Dark Wave band The Last Cry with the idea of adding vocals to a song for the charity.”
“I am in favour of any activity that helps raise awareness of the damage and misery that arises when the small-minded attitudes and behaviours of one human being are inflicted upon another. I believe that education and legislation can work hand in hand to achieve a situation where people can be true to who they are without fear of being punished or persecuted for that.”
The six tracks will be available via iTunes, Amazon and other major download sites from Monday 7 October.
Sophie Lancaster died on August 24th 2007, following the horrific attack upon her and her partner Rob in Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire. Sophie was kicked and stamped on by local youths, she slipped into a coma as a result of the attack and died later in hospital.
The charity, known as The Sophie Lancaster Foundation focuses on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in our communities. The charity works in conjunction with politicians and police forces to ensure individuals who are part of subcultures are protected by the law; the charity is credited with the recent change in the crime recording policy of Greater Manchester Police; From April 2013 the force begun to record attacks on punks, emos and goths as hate crimes, and on the 11th April 2013 the force made the first arrests following an assault on a 16yr old in Ashton-Under-Lyne by a 44yr old male.
Kate Conboy-Greenwood, Campaign Manager at The Sophie Lancaster Foundation said:
“This beautiful release means so much to us. We could never have anticipated that such collaboration with Julianne Regan would mark the sixth anniversary of the tragic death of Sophie. This beautiful song will reach the hearts of many more people and help assure Sophie’s legacy lives on. We thank The Last Cry, Julianne Regan and Tenek for their efforts and wish them every success. The funds will enable us to further our work to create safer communities where ‘difference’ is celebrated, not feared.”