My Story – ‘A Song For Eve’
A couple of months ago I was asked by my father if I would be interested in writing a song to try and raise money for a 9 year old little girl called Eve.
He went on to tell me her story which really had an effect on me. On valentines day 2011 Eve collapsed with an unexplained bleed on her brain. The doctors at the Great North Children’s Hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle, England discovered she had an inoperable brain tumor growing on her brain stem. As a result, Eve, now has a form of “locked-in syndrome” with complications. Although she is aware of what’s going on around her, she is confined to a wheelchair and unable to communicate.
I called on an old friend Leon Hughes who I grew up with in England to help me produce and write this “Song For Eve”. Leon is a great musician and writer who I hope to collaborate more and more with in the future. We bounced ideas back and forth to each other via Skype and the Internet. Leon and my dad gathered some of Eves friends and recorded them as a choir for the track and I used the incredible talents of Alysa Balduf (AJ) on Lead Vocals and David Throckmorton on Drums to complete the concept. Leon mixed the track and added some Keyboards and vocals and I played the Bass, Guitars and some keys. It was a fun project to be a part of and really hope the word gets out there to try and raise some money and awareness of Eve’s condition.
You can check out the song, and please do make a small donation to help the Newcastle Healthcare Charity’s ‘Ready for Home’ Rehabilitation Fund. Follow this link; A Song For Eve