D-Day Darlings Announce Debut Album & Record Deal with Sony Music UK
Following their huge success and highly emotional performances on Britain's Got Talent 2018, The D-Day Darlings have signed a record deal with Sony Music UK.
Regarded as the UK's premier wartime act, The D-Day Darlings will release their debut album 'I'll Remember You' on Friday 9 November 2018. The album continues the group's ethos to educate people on the lessons we can learn from history and especially in this year commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice.
Produced by Tim Woodcock (Little Mix, John Newman, The Wanted), the album consists of a range of iconic wartime classics includingWhite Cliffs of Dover, We'll Meet Again and 2 brand new songs I'll Remember You and Mary (*a tribute to Mary Ellis, the last female spitfire pilot who passed away in July 2018) both co-written with Katie Ashby. Each song on the album evokes the emotional family stories that the group's members have with the World Wars.
Founder and lead singer of The D-Day Darlings Katie Ashby formed the group in 2008 with the intention of wanting to invoke and celebrate the true spirit of the wartime era and the beautiful, heartfelt music that was recorded during the period. Originally a wartime trio, The D-Day Darlings has since grown to a 9-piece group, proudly supported by Dame Vera Lynn.
From performing at occasions such as The Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance and the Royal Air Forces' Cosford's Veterans Parade, The D-Day Darlings took part and reached the final of Britain's Got Talent 2018. Wearing original WRAF uniforms against a backdrop of original wartime film footage, the group were highly praised on the show as 'classy, beautiful and amazing' by Simon Cowell and'(the) most incredible celebration of this country' by David Walliams.
Katie Ashby said: 'This centenary year was the perfect time to audition for BGT, to be able to perform this iconic music on such a huge platform in honour of our heroes, including our own grandparents, was incredible. Our mission is to keep the wartime spirit alive and into the new generation. Collaborating with Tim Woodcock was an exciting step to help me achieve this musically. We've given the songs a new injection of life, while still retaining the legacy of their original sound. We are thrilled to be signed to Sony Music and we are dedicating our debut album to all those who fought for our freedom.'
The D-Day Darlings' debut album 'I'll Remember You' will be released on Friday 9 November 2018.