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Scribe Releases Tribute Track For Christchurch

Published: Fri 9 Sep 2011 01:48 PM
MEDIA RELEASE: 8 September, 2011
Scribe Releases Tribute Track For Christchurch
Christchurch-born Scribe is standing up for his Hometown, with a newly released version of ‘Not Many’ aimed at raising spirits and raising funds.
The re-invigorated single is the result of a conversation between a few people at the Bank of New Zealand who were heavily involved on the ground in Christchurch, about how to salute the resilience of Cantabrians who have endured over 8500 quakes. The idea was to celebrate the strength, the courage, the pride and the incredible spirit of the people.
The BNZ felt that whilst sympathy and money was obviously natural and important, an uplifting salute and a focus on rebuilding the future also had its place.
New Zealand’s biggest selling single, written and performed by one of Christchurch’s prodigal sons, Scribe, was impossible to go past. So the words were tweaked, the song re-recorded and the charity for sales proceeds to go to, Plunket, agreed upon.
Featuring the lyrics “How many cities you know that roll like this… not many… if any,” the track was re- written to acknowledge the terrible events of the last year. It also reminds the world that Christchurch has endured an extraordinary 12 months and whilst a herculean effort is still required to rebuild the future, Cantabrians are ready and up for it.
It’s hoped that whether Cantabrians are in North Canterbury, South Canterbury, East Canterbury or West Canterbury, they’ll hear Scribe’s remix, feel a connection and see people like them who have braved and rolled with the events of the last year, yet stood tall and proud. BNZ know that this is about the future of the city and want locals to know that the whole of New Zealand is in awe and full of admiration to Christchurch’s strength, pride and positivity.
The special release of ‘Not Many’ is available for purchase on Amplifier.co.nz (http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/75424/not-many-cities-single.html?full=1) and itunes (http://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/not-many-cities-single/id463396870) with all proceeds going to Plunket.
A new video has also been released featuring local Cantabrians, including Mayor Bob Parker. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/bnzstories
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