This Place Called Home
By fmttm
Tuesday 11 Oct 2016 17:43:00
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Boro born singer Paul Rodgers has collaborated with his son Steve to record a tribute to the millions that have worked in the steel industry. An ode to our Steel River penned by  Middlesbrough born songwriter Adam Dennis it has obviously been forged by the pain and sadness of SSI closure a year ago. All proceeds are to go to ZOE’S PLACE baby Hospice.

This Place Called Home is a song celebrating the heritage of the working man, the father and son who for generations have proudly contributed to some of the world’s greatest industrial wonders. Featuring international superstar Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company and The Firm) and his son Steve. This is their first recording together as father and son.  Paul originally hails from Teesside an area recently affected by the closure of the large Steel plant at Redcar.   In light of these recent events here in the UK, this song is a tribute to the millions of men who have worked in the Steel Industry.

"We can't stop progress but this song marks the passage of the steelworks where my father worked. My wife Cynthia suggested that I sing it as a duet with my son Steve which is particularly poignant."  Paul Rodgers

“It is such an honour to sing along with my father and a great opportunity to show my respect to my ancestors and the life they had to lead”. Steve Rodgers

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Adam Dennis is a 33 year old musician, originally from Middlesbrough.   Adam moved to London in 2002 to study Jazz piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.   Since leaving Music school in 2006 Adam has worked on lots of projects, including many West End musicals.   In 2015, Adam was nominated for the Olivier Award for Outstanding achievement in music for his work on Beautiful- The Carole King Musical.  Since 2013 Adam has worked on X Factor and Britain's Got Talent for SYCO Entertainment..

Adam's main focus is as a composer, his work has been featured on many TV shows including music for Eastenders and also providing music for the 2015 BBC 1 film about the life of Queen Elizabeth.   2016 sees many new exciting writing projects both for TV and also as a songwriter, writing for a variety of artists which includes the charity single for Paul and Steve Rodgers entitled This Place Called Home

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All proceeds from the single will go to ZOE’S PLACE baby Hospice.  

Single : This Place Called Home

The single release is to coincide with the Bad Company Arena Tour in October where Paul’s son Steve is guesting on four gigs up North/North East/ London.

24th October - Manchester Arena

25th October - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

27th October - Metro Arena, Newcastle

29th October - The 02, London

Steve Rodgers has recently also guested on the Bad Company US Tour.  He has his first album release coming up produced by Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Paulo Nutini and Snow Patrol) and mixed by Adrian Bushby, Steve will be performing songs from his first album on this tour.

Steve toured not so long ago with local singer songwriter Elaine Palmer. They were marvellous shows, many selling out immediately when the performers reached our area.

The Arenas shows should hopefully help raise even more much valued money for the children's charity in the North East. 

The Film will be shown on websites including the ALLRIGHTNOW International website which is presented by Lucy Piller.   The film is to be marketed along with the single as merchandise on the tour.  

Paul and Bad Company are also doing four others which are...

15th October - First Direct Arena, Leeds

17th October - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

19th October - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

 21st October - Genting Arena, Birmingham

All proceeds from the single will be donated to Zoe's Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough

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'This Place Called Home' celebrates the heritage of the working man - the fathers and sons who for generations have proudly contributed to some of the world's greatest industrial wonders.

Vocals recorded in January 2016 by Paul Rodgers and his son Steve Rodgers.  Paul original hails from Teesside, an area recently affected by the closure of the large steel plant at Redcar..

Paul Rodgers
Steve Rodgers

Music and Lyrics
Adam Dennis
Project management
Jane Judd

Studio Film Footage 
Karen Alvarez
Video Production
Jack Judd -
Andy Burns
Montse Rovira-Prieto
Graham Relton 

Archive Footage kindly supplied by North East Film Archive





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