A MUSICIAN has recorded a single in memory of a talented teenage singer and songwriter who died of cancer.
Simon Galloway recorded ‘A Song for Georgina’ at the Tuned In studios on Majuba Road in Redcar yesterday (Thursday, April 10) after being given the go-ahead by Georgina Anderson’s father.
The song was recorded to celebrate the life of the 15-year-old, who died of liver cancer in November last year.
The Marske teenager made her name on the internet when she uploaded her own song ‘Two Thirds of a Piece’ onto YouTube, as well as a cover version of Bonnie Raitt's ‘I Can't Make You Love Me’ while she was battling with illness.
Mr Galloway, 36, from Middlesbrough, said: “Her story moved me so much that I wrote a song about her and her fight against cancer.
“I hope the public get behind it and take it to their hearts and that it raises awareness and a good amount of money for the charity in memory of Georgina.”
He will be donating the proceeds to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Georgina’s father, Paul Anderson, who also came along to the recording session, described what Mr Galloway was doing as “wonderful”.
The lyrics of the song were performed by Jamie Graham, a singer-songwriter from Redcar, a musician whom Georgina followed and admired.
Jon Elliott played guitar, Jimbo Jordan the drums and his brother Richard played bass. Ray Boker and Dee Wold, also local musicians, helped out in the making of the record.
Mr Galloway said that he was inspired to write ‘A Song for Georgina’ after experiencing the effects of cancer in his own life.
“I lost two aunties to cancer, my mum has had breast cancer and my dad has prostate cancer,” he said.
The song will be available to download on iTunes by the end of the month.
*Money was also raised by the Marske Fisherman’s Choir, who made £1,000 in Georgina’s memory for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Cancer Research UK.