Wednesday 21 August 2019

100 musicians perform 'One' at Today FM to mark launch of Whole Lotta Live CD in memory of Tony Fenton

Whole Lotta Live
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Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Today FM is staging the biggest live performance on Irish radio today.

One hundred musicians have gathered in Today FM to perform a live version of U2’s ‘One’ to mark the launch of ‘Whole Lotta Live: The Best of Today FM sessions’.

The compilation album, which goes on sale today is in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, was made in memory of Today FM's Tony Fenton who passed away in March of this year.

The performance will include Graham Hopkins from The Frames, a 40 piece choir, and bands including The Academic, Hudson Taylor, The Minutes, Delorentos, Róisín O, Hamsandwich and more.

The 100 strong group also includes a group of Today FM listeners who were selected to take part in the live event. 

The album was produced by Tony’s friend and former producer Pamela Blake and her husband, Gavin, Today FM’s sound engineer.

Speaking about the album, Pamela said: “Tony was a genuine, soulful lover of music. He supported all of the artists on this record and relished having bands and singers live in studio for a chat and a song or two.

"You could hear the excitement in his voice over the radio when he was about to witness a live performance – and we’ll never forget that grin and sparkle in his eye of pure enjoyment and love for his work”.

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