Quireboys and Down N Outz guitarist Paul Guerin has revealed how a new video jukebox will provide ongoing support to the nation’s NHS heroes.

Tin Pan Alley launched this month as a fundraising platform for NHS Charities Together and will feature original music and brand new videos.

Guerin has been using his lockdown downtime to get to work learning new skills and penning fresh songs.

And the Northumberland-born star revealed: “This is something that’s close to my heart and something I’ve been keen to do for some time.

“I’m used to being on the road for most of the year and any spare time usually involves laying down tracks for the next Quireboys or Down N Outz record.

“Of course, this year’s been very different and I’ve had time on my hands to finally get this project off the ground.

“I’m kicking things off with a beautiful song called Medicine Man.

“It was written by Kyle John Suckling and seems perfect for Tin Pan Alley.

“Revisiting the song was a real treat and although it was a challenge putting the video together I’m delighted with the way it worked out.”

Although Guerin has no ambition to become Blyth’s answer to Quentin Tarantino, the Quireboys favourite has been bitten by the video bug.

And he added: “I’m living proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

“It might take me a while to learn the tricks but you can’t knock my enthusiasm!

“I’m loving the opportunity to collaborate with my musical family worldwide for what’s an incredibly worthy cause.

“Every pound or dollar donated could contribute to saving a loved one’s life sometime down the line.

“I’ve been overwhelmed by the support so far.”

Medicine Man is not available as a download and Guerin added: “For now I just want this to be a video jukebox for people to dip into and enjoy.

“Who knows what the future holds but this is just the start of what I hope will be a special journey.”

To connect with the Tin Pan Alley community and donate to NHS Charities Together click here

Main image by Tom Gold