Top secret charity song boasts massive line-up
A charity song featuring the creme of the Kiwi music industry crop will launch tomorrow night.
Luminaries such as Lorde, Kimbra, Gin Wigmore, Dave Dobbyn and Shihad's Jon Toogood have been enlisted to sing on Team Ball Player Thing, a fundraiser for the charity Cure Kids.
The impressive roll call of talent also includes Brooke Fraser, Broods, Daniel Bedingfield, The Naked and Famous, Sam McCarty, Sahara Adams, Jemaine Clement, Savage, Jason Kerrison, James Reid, Matiu Walters, Dave Baxter, Hollie Smith, Jupiter Project, Boh Runga, K-ONE, Lizzie Marvelly, Carley Binding, Jesse Griffen, Brooke Howard-Smith, Tom Furniss, Joseph Moore, PNC, Peter Urlich and Julia Deans.
The accompanying video, directed by What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi will feature a handful of All Blacks - who will get the first preview of the finished product - and apparently includes Jerome Kaino dressed as a viking.
Media personality Brooke Howard-Smith has worked with Cure Kids on the song in an effort to raise money and awareness for Batten disease, a rare neurodegenerative disorder that begins in childhood, but everyone involved is keeping tight-lipped around the project.
That said, the track is available for pre-order and preview on iTunes, and the stars involved have taken to Twitter and Instagram to tease the release and express their excitement at being involved.
The song will officially launch at Event Cinemas in Newmarket on Thursday.