Young St Albans band Purple Day write song in aid of Syrian refugees

Musical brothers Josh, 15, Zac, 10 and Finn Pile, 12 have written a song to raise money for Syrian r

Musical brothers Josh, 15, Zac, 10 and Finn Pile, 12 have written a song to raise money for Syrian refugees - Credit: Archant

“It could be me; it could be us.” Those words, taken from the new song from St Albans-based band, Purple Day, seem to sum up the growing empathy felt by people across the district for the refugees flooding out of Syria.

The band – comprising 15-year-old Josh on guitar, 10-year-old Zac on vocals and 12-year-old Fin, who takes care of the band’s videos - wrote the song after extensive radio and TV coverage of the crisis.

Fin, who edited a slideshow for the song, named From Hell to Hope, said: “We saw all the Syria stuff on the news and we felt empathy for them, but weren’t really doing anything about it.

“So we put something together hoping it would raise a bit of money.”

So far the JustGiving page associated with the song, named ‘From Hell to Hope’, has raised close to £140 for UNHCR – the UN refugee charity.


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The band is also scheduled to play fundraising shows at the Trestle Theatre, on October 18, and the Farmer’s Boy, also in St Albans, on October 29, where they hope to raise as much money as possible.

Click here to donate, or search YouTube for Purple Day Band to listen to the song.

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