POSTED ON – 06.12.11

SSR Manchester - Coop group records charity single at SSR
Coop group records charity single at SSR
Peter Marks, CEO of the Cooperative Group and his band ‘Angel Square’ chose SSR to record, mix and master a cover of Take That’s “Greatest Day” for charity organisation Mencap. SSR is always keen to encourage charity sessions and we were delighted to offer our services.

Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers. Mencap works collaboratively, fighting for equal rights, campaigning for greater opportunities and challenging attitudes and prejudice.

The eight piece outfit features staff from across The Co-operative including food, finance and the head office legal department.

Joining Peter Marks in the band and recording their version of the Take That hit ‘Greatest Day’ are; Trevor Ashworth, Director of food retail logistics, on keys; Lee Braddock who is responsible for the Food Supply Chain, on bass, Eivind Brown in IS and planning on rhythm guitar and, Dan Zambas from the finance department who plays lead guitar and synths. In addition, vocals are provided by Kat Harper who works in food media and communications, Caroline McCann from the Group’s legal department, and Dan Harley, a category merchandiser within the food division who is the band’s musical director and lead vocalist.

The session was engineered by SSR Studio Assistants Greg Chiche and Vicky Batrak in our Einstein Studio. The track was mixed by Greg Chiche and then mastered by Studio Assistant Peter Fergie.

SSR Studio Assistant Greg Chiche:
“The band were great to work with and we managed to get a really good recording for the single. I’d like to thank Vicky for the work she put into this and also a special mention to Peter for mastering the track.”

The band is scheduled to perform at legendary Manchester nightclub Band on the Wall on the 9th December and the track is due to be released for digital download by legendary record label Revolver who, in their 30 year history have worked with a diverse array of artists including fellow Mancunian band The Stone Roses.