9th Dec, 2016

Solihull family The Neales aim for number one in charts with release of their new charity single

Shaun Reynolds 23rd May, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A BOROUGH family four-piece that moved TV personality Simon Cowell to tears during their audition on Britain’s Got Talent are gunning to make their new charity single number one in the British charts.

The Neales, who shot to fame during last year’s Britain’s Got Talent auditions, will release their first self-penned track ‘I’ll Be There’ on Father’s Day this year and already have the backing of all Tesco stores across the UK.

Made up of three brothers and their father, the quartet made their way to the live final – finishing as the highest placed band in the competition.

With multi-millionaire pop stars including Justin Bieber, Drake, Calvin Harris and Sia dominating the world music scene, the Solihull family are hoping their track can outshine rivals and land the industry’s top prize.

Money raised from the single will benefit the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK – two charities close to the Neales heart after Laurie, the eldest member, suffered a heart attack ten years ago.

The 60-year-old broke down in tears when the four judges said ‘yes’ after he and his three sons had sung in perfect harmony.

Laurie was helping to move a piano at a music school when the heart attack occurred – only the quick actions of a school nurse helped save his life.

He suffered sudden and severe chest pains and believes his life was saved by the actions of a school nurse who stabilised him before an ambulance arrived.

Laurie said: “I came so close to never seeing my boys grow up so I appreciate every second I have with them now.

“Music was always my passion and it became my therapy to de-stress after I almost worked myself into the grave.

“Enjoying music with my sons is all I’ve ever wanted.”

Tesco have confirmed they will market 150,000 physical singles throughout their entire network.

Phil Neale, a member of Tesco’s marketing team, said: “‘I’ll Be There’ is an original song that we wrote together as a family and it’s a promise to a loved one to always be there, no matter what.

“We know we’re still music chart underdogs, but we hope that with the backing of Tesco we can get the single to number one and raise a huge amount of money for charity.”

Available to buy on checkouts in over 750 Tesco stores around the country from Friday (June 10), the track comes in a specially designed personalisable sleeve that allows people to show their own dad the love and he appreciation he deserves.

Tesco will have 150,000 physical singles throughout their entire network of 750 stores from Friday (June 10) and Sunday (June 19).

The four-piece will go on a tour of selected Tesco stores all over the UK during the first weekend of the song’s release.