added: 1 Feb 2012 // by: Dean Midas Maynard
A group made up of rejected auditionees from upcoming The Voice UK have got together to make a charity single...Music News's Dean Midas Maynard finds out more.
The group called Full Circle is made up of singers that auditioned for The BBC's new show The Voice UK. Many made it through the initial audition stages but didn't quite make the final cut.
In December 2011, Vocal Coach and 'The Voice UK' auditionee Paul Stuart Davies posted an invitation on Facebook, for the others who had also left the competition, to join him in forming what was to become Full Circle; a project to release a charity single featuring unsigned singers from all over the UK. 'The response was fantastic' says Paul, who admits he 'hadn't really thought it through' and that the initial invitation was 'very much a spur of the moment idea'.
The first month of the project saw several group brainstorming sessions and later that month the 33-strong group line-up was confirmed.
The charity Me & Dee, based in Derby, was chosen to receive all proceeds generated from sales of the single. Me & Dee, run by Maria Hanson, gives the terminally ill experiences to remember when their time is precious.
Full Circle treasurer Kristianne Robinson says 'The decision to support Me & Dee was not difficult in terms of the incredible work that Maria & her team do, but we did consider a number of charities and were very careful to choose one that offered not only a nationwide service but also a service to both adults & children."
Full Circle will be recording their version of "I Believe" from the film "Honey" at Manchester's Blueprint studios in April. Blueprint's other clients include Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Elbow and Lady GaGa.
'We're so excited to record in such a prestigious studio' says Paul. 'This experience can only benefit all involved. Watch this space!'
You can keep updated on Full Circle's story by visiting www.fullcircleofficial.co.uk.