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Millennium pop singers wanted In Wellington

Here’s a simple, quirky, and fun Millennium project that will furnish Wellington with its own Millennium song and give Wellingtonians the chance to provide some of the singing.

Local singer/songwriter Chris Jones has penned a Millennium pop song called ‘Wellington – the best time of your life’ and now needs about 1000 Wellingtonians to sing the chorus.

An outdoor recording session has been arranged under the sails on Queen’s Wharf at 12 noon on Sunday 10 October – now all Mr Jones requires is a lot of locals willing to “sing their guts out”.

“I’m after the effect of a big crowd in full voice to power the final chorus,” says Mr Jones.

In an effort to help provide a crowd of budding pop stars, Wellington City Council is providing several Stagecoach buses to ferry people from Queen’s Wharf to the Lions vs Otago game – the final rugby match to be played at Athletic Park – after the recording.

According to Mayor Mark Blumsky, it’s a great opportunity to support a uniquely Wellington project and also witness Otago getting a thrashing.

“I’ve heard a demo of the song and I reckon it’s a winner,” he says.

“I urge Wellingtonians to come along, give it heaps and treat the occasion as a vocal warm-up for the big game.”

A limited edition CD single of the song is due to be released at a mayoral reception in late October.


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