A CHARITY single inspired by the Grenfell Tower tragedy has been released by Latchford musician Vicky Williams.
The song, entitled The Black Tower of London Song, is the debut track from the 38-year-old’s upcoming album, due to be released later this year.
The former health and safety worker, collaborated with her dad Leonard Halliwell and a number of industry professionals, including promoter Tony Newbury who has worked with Amy Winehouse, to write, record and produce the single, which will raise money for the Harrow Club in London.
The youth club, which is located near to the Grenfell site, works primarily with young people in deprived neighbourhoods of West London to give them opportunities and a place to go.
Once I started to play the song at open mic nights the response was very strong and this led me to record the song in the studio. – Vicky Williams
Vicky, originally from Cinnamon Brow, has visited North Kensington a number of times since the disaster, and more recently for the monthly silent march in May.
During a visit earlier this month, she performed at the Harrow Club to an audience of 13 to 18 year olds, a performance organised by club director Michael Defoe who featured in BBC documentary Grenfell.
She said: “There were young people coming up to me after the performance to say thank you. It was really emotional.