Tonight it’s us, instead of them

Young people from Derry project Tuned In have created their own version of the iconic Band Aid video and song and now look set to become stars in their own right.

The young teenagers, who have learning difficulties, took on the personas of the megastars who contributed to the recently released 2014 version of the song.

Ben, a Tuned In participant, performing as Bono in the Band Aid remake.

Ben, a Tuned In participant, performing as Bono in the Band Aid remake.

A young Bono makes an appearance alongside Sinead O’Connor, Paloma Faith, and members of One Direction.

The slick production was carried out by the Springtown-based project Tuned In, which gives young adults with learning disabilities the chance to reach their potential through music, creative and performance arts.

(See next edition of the Derry Journal for the story behind the Derry Band Aid 2014 video and more details about Tuned In.)

Isobel as Sinead O'Connor in Tuned In's Band Aid video.

Isobel as Sinead O'Connor in Tuned In's Band Aid video.