A NEW BEGINNING BY ‘HERE TO THERE’

Radio Bath are delighted to be supporting a charity single written by our very own Shaun Smith – raising funds for Royal United Hospital’s IC Unit and METUP UK.

Shaun is joined by Paul Roberts and Neil Taylor going under the name of ‘Here to There ‘. The song was written by in the summer of 2020 during the Covid Pandemic and looks to a time when life can get back to some normality – a feeling I think we can all relate to now.

Who’s Who?

PAUL ROBERTS was the lead singer of The Stranglers.  Additionally, Roberts also played and recorded as Paul Roberts, Paul Roberts and The Faith Band and Soulsec .Releases included the albums Faith? (Paul Roberts, 1999], Self-Discovery (Paul Roberts and The Faith band, 2001), The Pressure Sensitive (The Faith band, 2003) and End Games (Soulsec, 2007). Also the singles “God”, “When Reason Sleeps”, “8 Days” and “Swim”. There have also been several acoustic/electric live and compilation CDs. Paul provides all the vocals on A New Beginning.

SHAUN SMITH has played in various local bands in the Bath and Bristol area and listeners will know him best as the man who wakes up Bath – on his Radio Bath Breakfast Show. He also presents specialist programmes and during one of these, with Neil Taylor, he approached him about helping on a song he had written. Shaun also playa bass bass guitar on the track.   

NEIL TAYLOR Neil started his career playing guitar with local band, Tears for Fears and features on the album ‘Songs from the Big Chair ‘ (the one featuring that famous guitar solo on ‘Everybody wants to Rule the World ‘). Neil’s involvement with Tears for Fears was long lasting, seeing him play on 2 world tours and the bands 3rd Album ‘The Seeds of Love ‘.

He has recorded and toured with a host of stars including : Robbie Williams , Natalie Imbruglia, Peter Gabriel, James Morrison , Morrissey , Tina Turner , The Pretenders , Trevor Horn, Van Morrison , Rod Stewart to name a few. Neil plays all of the guitar parts on the track as well as programming the drums.

The Charities

We’re raising funds for two charities close to our hearts.

Royal United Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit – who have cared for so many local residents this past year during the pandemic And METUP UK whose amazing work we heard about recently when their representative spoke to Tim & Nikki recently on Radio Bath.

Donate to the charities here – we really appreciate your support.