A host of well-kent names from a variety of Scottish music scenes have joined together to record an EP in aid of an Edinburgh homeless organisation.
Profits from Out of the Ordinary‘s ‘Republic of Persevere’ five track release will support the capital’s Street Work charity.
Former Blacka’nized singer Joseph Malik, who provides vocals on the title track, says: “Download from the safety of your own home and make a difference for those sleeping rough on the streets of Edinburgh by supporting Street Work charity in Edinburgh.”
The original version of the track comes from the long-player ‘Stranger Things Have Happened‘, released last August.
Described as “a true love song to Edinburgh and Leith’, author Irvine Welsh said of that album: “When I heard this amazing album, I felt like I’d been waiting all my life for it – and now it’s here”.
Artists contributing to the new take on the track, which also comes with a version included live at the Voodoo Room, include Mike Keat of the Cuban Brothers, Proclaimers keyboard player Steven Christie, co-producer David ‘Demus’ Donnelly on guitar and bass, and Scots jazz musicians Colin Steele, Chris Greive and Andrew Barney Barnett.
Vocals are also provided by The Bevvy Sisters – Heather Macleod, Gina Rae, Louise Murphy, Subie Coleman and Rosanne Erskine, while percussionist David ‘Chimp’ Robertson and DJ Chris B’burg Hall also contribute.