We’ve already shown you a brief trailer video of Rainband’s tribute to the late Marco Simoncelli, and the band has generously posted on YouTube the entire video of their single ‘Rise Again’, whose sales proceeds will all go to the Marco Simoncelli Foundation and it will be released on i-tunes on June 18.
Kate Fretti, Marco’s girlfriend who continues to live with the Simoncelli’s and works full time with the Foundation, - she was at the Jerez GP with a booth - in an interview with Italy’s edition of Vanity Fair reported that with the generous donations they’ve received so far they are building a home in the Domincan Republic for thirty disabled orphaned children (some from disaster torn Haiti) that also includes a day hospital that will provide free healthcare to hundreds of other disadvantaged children.
They’ve also donated a €15,000 for an electronic microscope to the Semi di Pace International charity to help children with eye problems in Burundi and their next project is to transform an old and abandoned hotel in Rimini and turn it into a children’s center.
Rainband will be performing live “Rise Again” at the British MotoGP at Silverstone next month. The song which will be officially released as a single on June 18th, is a tribute to the late Marco Simoncelli who tragically died during the 2011 Sepang GP last October.
The Marco Simoncelli Foundation contacted the Manchester group to write a single to honour the Italian motorcycle racing star and the music video is being filmed in Marco’s hometown of Coriano, Italy.
Martin Finnigan, singer of The Rainband, said: “Being invited to open the MotoGP is a big honour for us. We’re performing in aid of the Marco Simoncelli Foundation, whose sole focus is to build a specialist hospital for disabled people in Rimini. All proceeds from our single will go straight to the charity. Rise Again is one of our best songs and is a brilliant soundtrack to the Foundation and a fitting tribute to a remarkable man.”
The band also invited two-time Superbike World Champion and former MotoGP rider James Toseland to play piano on the track. All profits will be donated to the Marco Simoncelli Foundation.
While after the jump we have Francesco Bejor’s song “Correndo nel Cielo” (racing in the sky) also dedicated to Simoncelli, Shoya Tomizawa and Daijiro Kato and the proceeds from this song will also go to the Marco Simoncelli Foundation.