A second Warchild album in aid of the victims of the Kosovo war is underway and will be a Motown-related project called ‘What’s Going On?’ after the classic Marvin Gaye album/song.
‘Help’, released in 1995 just days before the Dayton Peace Agreement ended the war in Bosnia, sold one and a half million albums with all proceeds going to Warchild, a charity that aimed to help the children on all sides in the conflict.
Tony Crean, then of Go!Discs and now of Independiente, was the main driving force behind the project. Tony hasn’t commented on the project though PR Terri Hall of leading company Hall Or Nothing, also involved in the original project, has confirmed that it is underway and that while ‘Help’ was a Britpop-led album, ‘What’s Going On?’ will be on a more global level.
Meanwhile, Ray Davies ex of the Kinks has been confirmed for the bill at the Kosovo Benefit at London Kentish Town Forum on May 30.
The bill also includes Paul Weller and Kelly and Richard from Stereophonics.