Greg Wells to work for free and raise funds for Syrian refugees

Producer, engineer, songwriter and musician Greg Wells is looking to raise thousands of dollars for Syrian refugee families by offering to produce a song for one successful eBay bidder, and donate 100% of the proceeds to the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Wells has also enlisted the help of five-time Grammy Award winning engineer Chris Lord-Alge, who has agreed to provide his mixing services for the job.

Known for his work with Katy Perry, Adele, Rufus Wainwright, Pink, Jamie Cullum and many more, Wells has sold around 85 million albums in total.

Lord-Alge’s credit list includes huge projects for the likes of James Brown, Green Day, U2, Muse, David Bowie, Tina Turner and My Chemical Romance.

The money – $35,000 is the current ‘Buy It Now’ price with just over a week to go – will be directly allocated to help Syrian refugee families arriving in California start a new life with legal work papers, and apply for permanent residency a year after entering the US.

The auction is for four days in an LA studio with Wells – recording a song of the bidder’s choice – and one day in Lord-Alge’s studio for the mix.

For more information, check out the eBay listing here.

Picture: Wells in his Los Angeles studio flanked by two PMC MB2S-XBD speakers – the latest equipment additions to his main control room setup