We are chuffed to have been asked to write a song for the official VE Day 75 Celebrations to be part of the Nation’s Toast to the Heroes, representing the fundamental role that the Homefront played in bringing peace. ‘Six Million Women (The Homefront Song)’ is to be played as part of the media coverage and hopefully at events across the UK to celebrate VE Day 75 over the 8-10 May 2020 weekend. It looks like all public events over the weekend will be cancelled so we’ll let you know future plans on this as they evolve.
We asked fabulous folk singer Edwina Hayes (www.edwinahayes.com) to sing the song and she did a marvellous job.We also asked Rob Cross to play acoustic guitar on it too, and both played an absolute blinder. If you can work out how we recorded the 1940’s style weaving loom percussion track then do let us know.
There is loads of exciting activities for people to participate in over the weekend and you can find it all at www.veday75.org. Oliver is taking part in the mass Last Post for example. We’d like to thank Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR for inviting us to write the song and we look forward to hearing it till our ears drop off in May.
Download the Music and Lyrics of ‘Six Million Women (The Homefront Song)’