Falkirk-born woman's 'Little Drummer Girl' track to help mental health charity

A Falkirk-born drummer is among a group of women who’ve added a twist to a Christmas classic with the aim of striking a chord with young musicians affected by mental health issues.

Charlotte Bibby is one of 12 artists from the UK and US who have each recorded ‘Little Drummer Girl’ – their unique take on ‘Little Drummer Boy’ – to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by those in the industry.

Charlotte arranged and coordinated the project alongside producer Kerr McCall of The Echo Lab Music Studios in Perth.

Outlining the motivation for the track – to be released online on Friday, December 4 – Charlotte said: “We’ve been inspired to keep an eye on all of our young students and bands from hearing about the loss of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison, whose band inspired me to enter the music business.

Falkirk-born drummer Charlotte Bibby. Contributed.

“Scott was so honest in his song-writing and helped so many people through their own struggles.

“This has inspired us to continue his vision and help others that need support in any way we can, but especially supporting the charity that was set up in his name

The Echo Lab will split all profits from the single between two charities, Tiny Changes and Action for Children.

The former is a mental health charity set up in memory of the aforementioned Scott Hutchison after he took his own life following a struggle with mental health issues.

Action for Children provides practical and emotional care and support for young people, while campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

‘Little Drummer Girl’ can be pre-saved here.

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