Carol Lee Sampson's new Charity Single in aid of Cancer Research UK
(Latest update: I have raised over £700 already, in just under four weeks, through people's kind donations, and sales of the CD.......... THANK YOU SO MUCH!)
"Many of the songs I write, begin with a seed idea, which sits there germinating in my head, often for weeks, before it eventually becomes a full blown song!
The seed for my latest song was planted back in May this year, as I read an article in the Malvern Gazette, telling the story of Denise Inge (the wife of the Bishop of Worcester).....who tragically lost her battle with cancer on Easter Sunday. When she heard the news that she had cancer, her response to it was....."Whatever happens......Hallelujah is our song!"
Those words literally seemed to jump off the page, and hit me to the core......my best friend is currently battling the same disease, and I knew that this phrase was going to be the title for a song that I would write for her!
It was one of those (get up in the middle of the night inspired songs), and when completed, I knew I wanted to put it out as a charity single.
So I have been into the studio, with my friend Dave Draper, at Tower Studios, and we've compiled an EP. - (including some bonus tracks from my current albums, one of which features my friend Gordon Giltrap).
All of the songs on the EP have a special meaning to me.... In particular, "You make me Feel" - "Everlasting arms" - "In your Eyes" and "Don't Wait" were all written in memory of parents, and friends who are no longer with us.
We feel so helpless when cancer attacks those we love and care for.....this is a small way that I'm trying to help....
I would love to raise £1,000 for Cancer Research UK. Please spread the word!!
Take a look at my CD's page to order physical CD EP, or visit my 'Just Giving' page if you would like to donate to the charity anyway."
"And lastly....in loving memory of Denise Inge, who I never met, but whose words will live on, to hopefully encourage and inspire others.
New album soon.........I have begun working on a new recording.......guide tracks already done, ready for some slots in the studio with Dave Draper at the beginning of December. All being well, it should be available for release early next year! This one may have a slightly different musical flavour, having recently met a fantastic pedal steel player......watch this space......x
Carol with husband Gareth on bass
6th September The Nags Head Pub, Malvern 8.30pm
23rd September Charity Concert with Gordon Giltrap
at Bishop's Itchington, Warwick.
For details contact
Rev. Martin Green: 01926 613466
29th November Charity Concert in aid of Cancer Research UK at West Malvern Social Club 8.30pm
(Details to follow)
21st December 3 Kings, Hanley Castle, 8.45pm