FOLLOWING their success on Britain’s Got Talent 2018, The D-Day Darlings have signed a record deal with Sony Music UK.
The group’s debut album I’ll Remember You is released on Friday 9 November and continues the Darlings’ ethos to educate people on the lessons we can learn from history – especially as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice.
Produced by Tim Woodcock (Little Mix, John Newman, The Wanted), the album features iconic wartime classics including White Cliffs of Dover, We’ll Meet Again and two 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 founder and lead singer Katie Ashby.
Katie formed the group in 2008 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 nine-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 Force’s Cosford’s Veterans Parade, The D-Day Darlings reached the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 (see video above), which peaked with an audience of almost 12 million viewers.
Katie 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. We are thrilled to be signed to Sony Music and we are dedicating our debut album to all those who fought for our freedom.’
We’re giving away three CD copies of I’ll Remember You, one on each of our social media channels.
Go to our timeline at facebook.com/armyandyou and @ArmyandYou on Twitter and Instagram for entry rules. Closes 10am on Wednesday 14 November, normal T&Cs apply.