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Mortgage industry launches charity Christmas single backing SleepOut

  • 15/11/2018
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Mortgage industry launches charity Christmas single backing SleepOut
Figures from across the mortgage industry have come to together to write and record a music single to highlight homelessness in the UK.


Money raised from the single ‘Take Me Home’ will also be donated to End Youth Homelessness (EYH)

Landbay managing director of intermediaries Paul Brett and Coreco brand director Andrew Montlake are behind the song, which is about being homeless at Christmas.

The single aims to convey hope and optimism for the future.

The band is looking for singers in the industry to attend the recording session at a ‘Band Aid style’ event on December 1 and 2 at producer Benny Di Massa’s famous Powerstudio in London.

Performing under the name MIC (Mortgage Industry Collective), the group includes includes Brett and Montlake, as well as Kit Thompson from Brightstar, Howard Levy  from SPF and Andy Rowe of Computershare.

Benny Di Massa has worked with top names including Stormzy, Boy George, Kylie Minogue, Plan B, Robbie Williams, Paloma Faith and Depeche Mode.

The project has also had assistance from musical director Jenny Deacon, who has worked with choirs at The Royal Albert Hall, The O2 and Wembley Arena.


Single supports SleepOut

The song comes as the ‘Mortgage SleepOut’ event gets underway, where people from across the industry are giving up their bed on November 30 for a night to raise money for charity.

More than 1,000 people from the industry, including Mortgage Solutions parent company Ae3Media, have pledged to sleep outside for a night.

Montlake said: “We spend our lives trying to help people to own and protect their own homes, but we are also all too aware of the growing issue of homelessness in the UK.

“I initially wrote the lyrics on a late journey home one evening and tried to imagine what someone without a home would be feeling at this time of year.

“It’s about the thin line of life events that could see any one of us end up in such a position and how we need to all work together to help and change the reality of life on the streets.

“Paul has done a fantastic job with the music and after experimenting with several genres, the version we have now conveys the positive and uplifting feeling we wanted to achieve. We now want to get as many industry people as possible to help sing on the track.”

Brett added: “There are incredible musicians and artists working in our fantastic industry across the UK and we want to bring as many of those as we can together, to showcase what we can do and help the fund-raising effort that has been started by Mortgage Sleep Out.

“Come along and be part of the choir, and record with a legendary record producer. See you on December 1 and 2.”

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