Rock Choir sets new world record
Chart hopefuls Rock Choir have set a new world record as the largest music act to release an album, it has been announced.
The group, made up of 4,386 members, will release their debut album Volume 1 on July 5.
And the ensemble's mammoth size has now earned it a Guinness record. Although around 1,000 members appear on the album, all 4,386 are covered by the terms of their deal - setting a new world record.
Rock Choir is made up of 150 smaller choirs from across the UK.
At a concert to launch the album - which is number one in the Amazon pre-order "hot future releases" chart - more than 2,500 members performed at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday.
The mainly female choir was formed in 2005 by director Caroline Redman Lusher and members perform well-known pop songs as an all-inclusive community group.
The group has landed a four-album deal with Decca Records, with the first album featuring songs such as Can't Hurry Love, Dancing In The Street and Valerie.
Ms Lusher said: "The power of singing and music is extraordinary and introducing contemporary songs and dance routines into a choir format takes us away from the more traditional impression people have of a standard choir.
"Rock Choir is exciting and the members are passionate about it."