York musicians are planning to smash a record – by making one.

Music label Plus 48 Records is enlisting local talent in an attempt to record, mix, master and release an album in 24 hours.

On Saturday (January 10) ten artists will lay down ten tracks at three different studios simultaneously.

If all goes to plan the finished product will be available within 24 hours, breaking the current world record for the fastest recorded and released album ever.

And money from each CD sold will go to the Martin House Children’s Hospice.

The artists

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Tim Downie of According To Eve. Photograph: Gareth Pedrick

The album, to be called 24, will feature tracks by a variety of talented artists from different genres.

According To EveAcoustic soul duo Tim Downie and Eve Maule-Cole who have been featured by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music. Based in York
Laura KindelanYoung, up and coming singer songwriter. York
Tom DibbSinger songwriter working with Insomnia music group to develop his skills. Slough
Matt ScottRapper and lyricist currently working on writing his first EP. York
Jonny GillPlays acoustic songs and previously went under the name Open Invitation. York
Unfinished DrawingsToby – aka Unfinished Drawings – runs several open mic nights and will release single Ciara Star later this year. York
Gypsy Bill‘He’s the real deal and can hold his own against the best players anywhere in the world today’. York
Richard BracknallA singer songwriter with influences including James Taylor, Paul Simon, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Cleveland
Gobbeldigook‘A compendium of crazy, entertainment, enthralment, magic and mystery’. Easingwold
These And The Other GuySongs range from electric blues to smoky ballads via reggae, rockabilly and more. York

The label

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Laura Kindelan. Photograph: Ellen Cole

Plus 48 Records is a non-genre music label set up by York St John University students who pride themselves on working with new and upcoming musical talent.

All ten student producers study music production at the university.

Live event manager, producer and co-founder of the label James Lees is normally found in York working with local acts.

He said:

“We’re very excited to be working on this project. The level of musical talent we have lined up is extremely high and I personally can’t wait to get started.

“When we told people about this project, there were a lot of nay-sayers telling us that we were mad, but I think madness is a fine line you have to tread sometimes and with hard work and probably a lot of caffeine we can get this done!”

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