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  • Sir Paul McCartney Joins ‘The Justice Collective’ Line-up For Hillsborough Tribute Single ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ released 17th. December 2012
  • Also featuring Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Paloma Faith, Eliza Doolittle, Melanie C and many more …..
  • Thursday, 22 November 2012: The Justice Collective are thrilled to announce that Sir Paul McCartney is confirmed to join the all-star line-up for the Hillsborough tribute single, ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ released 17th. December 2012



Now the bookies favourite for the coveted Christmas Number One spot, ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ features a stellar line-up of artists including Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Paloma Faith, Eliza Doolittle, Beverley Knight, Melanie C, Andy Brown (Lawson), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), Mick Jones (The Clash), Peter Hooton (The Farm), (The Justice Tonight band), Chris Sharrock (Oasis), Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze), Ren Harvieu, Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Paul Heaton (Beautiful South), Hollie Cook, Jon McClure (Reverend & The Makers), John Power (Cast) and Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers), all giving their time for free to record the single and aiming to top the Christmas charts.

‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ is produced by the Award-winning Guy Chambers, with all proceeds from single sales going towards the Hillsborough Families legal costs in their fight for justice.

All artists involved are giving their time for free, and all proceeds from the sale of the single will go towards the Hillsborough Families legal costs in their fight for justice.

Producer, Guy Chambers said:

I am deeply honoured to be asked to produce this record for the 96. If we can help to raise money to support the families’ legal battle so that they finally get their time in court then our job will be done”

Speaking from his Westminster office today Steve Rotheram MP explained:

I’m proud to announce that a group of some of the biggest UK recording artists are coming together to record ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ to support the Hillsborough Families fight for justice and to raise funds for any future legal costs”.

Liverpool Legend, Kenny Dalglish said:

The families of the 96 should never have been in the position they are now in, of having to fight to get the accidental verdicts from the 1989 inquests overturned. I will continue to support their dignified campaign every step of the way.”

The Hollies classic ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, was used to great effect earlier this season by Everton FC at Goodison following the release of the HIP report. Recording is already underway at triple Ivor Novello winning songwriter, Guy Chambers, North London Studio. Guy has worked with Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, and many others. Further sessions will take place at the world famous Metropolis Studios in London. Pledge Music will also be offering a host of exclusive items via their website to aid the campaign (

In 2009, Steve Rotheram, as the then Lord Mayor of Liverpool, brought together; Peter Hooton (The Farm), Dave Pichilingi (Sound City), Phil Hayes (The Picket) and Kevin McManus (Liverpool Acme), musicians, footballers and Liverpool celebrities to record ‘Fields of Anfield Road’ for the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. The record spent two weeks in the top 20.

Label Copy

Writers: Sidney Russell, Bobby Scott
Publishers: Jenny Music Inc. / Campbell Connelly and Co Ltd
Producers: Guy Chambers, Richard Flack
Engineers: Richard Flack, Oliver Som, Liam Nolan, Chris Taylor, Jon Withnall, Tony Draper, Alec Brits
Musicians: Chris Sharrock, David Catlin-Birch, Mick Jones, Davo, Guy Chambers, Will Pound, Andy Brown, Melanie C, Hollie Cook, Bobby Elliot, Paloma Faith, Rebecca Ferguson, Ren Harvieu, Paul Heaton, Tony Hicks, Peter Hooton, Holly Johnson, Beverly Knight, Gerry Marsden, Dave McCabe, Jon McClure, Shane MacGowan, John Power, Ian Prowse, Glenn Tilbrook, Robbie Williams, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, LIPA Gospel Choir
Copyright: Metropolis Recordings

Contact: Steve Tandy, Jonathan, Adrian, Mikey, Jackie (Scottish Rep)
first / tel: 0207 268 9821




‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ (Radio Fade) By The Justice Collective



The first play of ‘He Ain’t Heavy…..’ this morning at St George’s Hall


  • Euphoric applause after the Families of The 96 and their guests listened to the premier playback of the Hillsborough single