Project Grand Slam, the contemporary electric jazz group, has today released their version of the classic Hollies hit, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”, with Special Guest Vocals by Joye Hennessey.
New York, NY, December 07, 2011 – Project Grand Slam, the contemporary electric jazz group, has today released their version of the classic Hollies hit, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”, with Special Guest Vocals by Joye Hennessey. The song is dedicated to the victims of child abuse, relating to the Penn State and recent Syracuse sexual abuse scandals.
Like millions of people across the United States and the world, the members of Project Grand Slam were horrified to learn of the sexual abuse allegations connected with Jerry Sandusky in the Penn State University football program and with Bernie Fine at Syracuse University. Project Grand Slam was completing its new album when they realized that “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” was particularly appropriate to the Penn State and Syracuse scandals. The song’s title was the motto for Father Flannigan’s Boys Town charity, which was created in the early 1900s to help disadvantaged and abused children. The song’s message of support for victims and the abused is consistent with Penn State’s and Syracuse’s healing efforts following the sexual abuse scandal. Therefore, Project Grand Slam decided to immediately release “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” as a single, and to donate proceeds from the song to benefit the victims of child abuse such as RAINN and Prevent Child Abuse PA.
The song is currently available for download on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/he-aint-heavy-hes-my-brother/id482770139. The song will also be available for online streaming from Spotify, Napster, Amazon and others.
About Project Grand Slam
Project Grand Slam’s debut album, Play, released in 2008, garnered rave critical reviews. A track from the album, “The Captain Of Her Heart”, with guest vocals by Judie Tzuke, was a Top 20 radio hit. In addition, PGS and five tracks from Play were prominently featured in an episode of the hit NBC series, “Lipstick Jungle”, starring Brooke Shields.
The core members of Project Grand Slam are Robert Miller (Electric Bass, Composer), Ron Thaler (Drums, Percussion), and Gilad Ronen (Saxophones, Composer). Each has significant and extensive musical credentials. “He Ain’t Heavy” also features guest artists Mike Eckroth (Keyboards), Danny Lerman (Saxophones), Justin Smith (Strings) and Joye Hennessey (Special Guest Vocals).
Project Grand Slam’s follow up album containing “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” and seven other original tunes, will be released in early 2012.
To find Project Grand Slam on the web:
Official Website: http://projectgrandslam.com/
For further information contact: Chip Schutzman, Miles High Productions, 323 806 0400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093