The 2012 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy will have an official soundtrack, with proceeds from the sale of the official single supporting a youth project in the Isle of Man.
Soundcheck provides local musicians over the age of 13 with a place to meet up, organise gigs, make recordings and videos and offers practice facilities.
The Isle of Man Government Department of Education and Children-run project, that operates out of the Douglas Youth Arts Centre and Castletown and Peel Youth Clubs, will use all proceeds of sales through official TT channels to generate funds to support further activity, including the opening a facility in Ramsey.
The track, Limitless, was written and is performed by 18-year-old Jenny Smith, from Douglas, and her bandmates in Full Moon Fallout 14-year-old Georgia Cooper and her father Paul, who all use the Soundcheck facilities.
The track will be launched at Sure’s Douglas store on Saturday, May 12.
“I’m a massive fan of the TT races and wanted to write a song that reflected the event from the riders’ point of view. It is a tribute to the TT riders and was written to try and capture the movement, speed and excitement that comes with road racing.”
North One Television, the company that produces and distributes the TT races footage worldwide on behalf of the Isle of Man Government, has donated studio time and personnel to create a video to accompany the single. CinemaNX, the Isle of Man’s film company, has also donated footage from the hugely successful TT3D: Closer to the Edge film to feature on the video.
The official single will be available to buy from the iomtt.com shop from Saturday, as well as from the Apple iTunes store.
Official TT Mobile, Broadband and Sidecar sponsor Sure has also supported the project by paying for the cost of the track to be produced on CD. The telecommunications company will sell copies in their two high street stores in Ramsey and Douglas and the Sure Retail Unit situated at the TT Grandstand throughout the TT, with all money generated from the sales going to the Soundcheck project.
Isle of Man Tourism Political Member Geoff Corkish said:
“The record really is of exceptional quality and is a great tribute to the young talent that exists on the Isle of Man as well as capturing the thrill of the TT races. I would encourage everyone to buy a copy to support this great project.”
Soundcheck Youth Project Worker Paul Cooper added:
“We are delighted to have received the backing of the TT organisations, Sure and the Isle of Man Government and hope that the interest that the event generates worldwide will help us to raise money to help us to fund our work.”
Sure Cable & Wireless Chief Commercial Officer Andy Bridson concluded:
“We were really pleased to be able to help the group by funding the cost of the CD production and by selling it in our stores.”
“We are already involved with supporting Soundcheck through our involvement with The Garden Party so it was great to be able to extend that to support this worthwhile local charity.”