Inspirational Wrexham school rap will live forever thanks to music studio bosses
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Job : Fri 22 Jul 2022
An inspirational song written by pupils from the local primary school will live on forever thanks to Wrexham Sounds.
Over 80 students from St Peter’s Primary School in Rossett recorded the track – One Hotdog and a Massive Kit Kat – with representatives from Rhosrobin Music Studio and Pivotal Sound and Lighting Director Darren Hughes.
Written by and featuring children from different years, the rap follows Wrexham AFC’s bid for the FA Trophy while paying tribute to Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, star striker Paul Mullin and referencing the teachers, landmarks and their favorite things about the city.
Wrexham Sounds Managing Director Olivia Gallagher was impressed with the end result and said: “They were so professional and only needed one take! The rap is amazing, and we were just happy to be able to visit them and record if for posterity.
“They are a credit to Wrexham and I am sure they will all continue to write and produce songs that will have a positive impact on the club and their local community.”
Key Stage Two teacher Rebecca Roberts said the experience of writing and recording the rap – which has gone viral on social media – is one they will never forget.
“We will all remember this day forever and are very grateful to Wrexham Sounds for their support,” she added.
“Rap started with 6th grade before it caught the attention of the other kids, so we thought it would be good for everyone to get involved.
“Noise levels throughout the school were very high at times as it was the first thing we had done together since the pandemic began; it was a release for the students at the end.
“The club is an important part of the community and what has happened since Rob and Ryan joined has captured the imagination which is great and has made it a fantastic project to be involved in.”
And finally, where does the unique name come from?
“As a family we are going to watch Wrexham AFC and one of the students saw me there eating a huge Kit Kat!” said Rebecca.
“He said he really wanted a hot dog, and it went from there, that’s how rap was born!”
She added: “Their energy, the lyrics, everything is fantastic and we’re so proud of them, it showed them that if they put their mind to it, they can do anything.
“Thanks to Wrexham Sounds they will now be able to listen to rap for years to come – thank you.”
Since opening in February, nonprofit Wrexham Sounds has made tremendous progress in forging new partnerships and securing the services of talented freelance musicians and tutors to deliver lessons and activities across multiple genres. to disadvantaged young people.
In addition to children and teenagers who are referred through a range of local agencies and educators, there are sessions for students who cannot access music lessons at school.
For more information or to join the Wrexham Sounds team as a freelance tutor or volunteer, visit www.wrexhamsounds.org and follow them on social media at @wrexhamsounds.