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A musical duo is hoping to make history this year – with a new charity they believe could be Christmas number one.
Today is the last day to pick up a copy of Peace on your Plate, written by Gavin Chappell-Bates and Giles Bryant.*
The odds on the pair hitting the coveted spot stand at 25-1; the same as Sam Smith and better odds than Elton John, Extinction Rebellion and Abba.
Peace on your Plate
The song calls on listeners to ‘put peace on your plate this Christmas Day’.
“I couldn’t stop thinking about what it would feel like to wake up on Christmas day, turn on the radio, and to hear the song that is top of the charts being about peace to all creatures on earth,” co-writer Chappell-Bates said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.
The song was recorded and mastered at the famous Abbey Road Studios by Paul Pritchard (Kylie, Paulo Nutini, Alt J) and Christian Wright (Ed Sheeran, Blur, Radiohead), and has been mixed by Jay Woolcott (Global Academy).
The track features a host of vegan musicians and singers from across the planet, including John Robb (The Membranes), Queen V, Ian Haywood, Vanity Ladner (Muse to Sirens) and Melody Causton.
A live band of musicians have been touring the song around the country, including a headline slot at VegfestUK. Outstanding dates will see them travelling to Portsmouth, Bristol and Leeds.
All proceeds from sales of the song will be split between two charities – Viva!, and Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary, run by Fiona Oakes, a world record marathon and endurance runner.
“I’m proud to support Peace On Your Plate for so many reasons but first and foremost for the animals that will benefit from this amazing initiative. We are what we eat and if we do not consume the product of violence, exploitation and death we will not promote and perpetuate this behaviour in our own actions. Peace On Your Plate leads to peace in your heart, mind and soul,” Fiona Oakes said.
Roisin McAuley, PR & Marketing Manager, Viva!, added: “We are thrilled to support Peace On Your Plate. The intensive farming industry goes against everything that Christmas represents. Christmas should be a season of peace and goodwill, and that’s exactly what Peace On Your Plate hopes to achieve. Support this song and sing it loud and proud — help extend our compassion to all creatures this Christmas.”
*Peace on your Plate costs 99p. You can find all the download links here