FORT MILL, S.C. — A Fort Mill man is bringing together the legendary Beach Boys and their children to produce an album that’s helping raise money for people struggling due to the pandemic.
David Beard lives in the Charlotte area and he’s the guy behind it all, bringing together three generations of music’s best.
From their home studios to their backyards, the Beach Boys and their children and even grandchildren came together this year to produce a song for good.
Wendy Wilson took part, her sister Carnie too, Brian Wilson’s daughters of course - the man who wrote most of the band's songs - and members of their own band Wilson Phillips.
“To sing with our extended family and hearing those voices reminiscent of Beach Boys come together in second-generation feels beautiful and warms my heart," Wendy Wilson said.
Matt Jardine, Al Jardine’s son also sang on the new single.
“It was just great singing with extended Beach Boys family," Matt Jardine said.
It all happened thanks to Fort Mill beach boys fan David Beard who was inspired by an old photo.
“The wonderful beach boys album from 1970 – really unique because the album cover features the guys with their children," Beard said.
They recorded the updated version of “Add Some Music to Your Day” last April at the height of the pandemic when lines at food banks stretched for miles, so they decided the proceeds will benefit Feeding America.
“I remember watching it on the news and then I got the call to do this project and it was like of course it’s a way for us to help," Matt Jardine said.
“Being a part of something that helps people, it’s a no-brainer," Wilson added. "We take for granted how lucky we are and to give back…just so necessary."
They all said one of the great things about the pandemic and the technology was that they were able to record right where they were to make this happen.
The full album is also out now as well.