Michael Molloy was among three people killed in the bus crash
Two tracks written by a teenage musician who died in a coach crash on his way home from last year’s Bestival are out today (April 29).
The songs, titled ‘Rise And Fall’ and ‘Hope You Know’ were written by Molloy a year before his death and recorded in July 2012. The tracks have been completed by his friend, bandmate and musical collaborator Alex Evans and can be downloaded now. Bestival’s sister record label Sunday Best are releasing the tracks.
Michael’s brother Joe Molloy said: “It was Michael’s ambition to have his music recognised by the wider world. He never fulfilled that ambition so we, his family, are fulfilling it for him. Michael can never come back and we will never cease to grieve for him. We think about him every hour of every day. But Michael’s passion for music and his talent was one of the qualities which defined him and we want the rest of the world, through his music, to understand and appreciate in a small way just what a special human being he was.”
He added: “ The release of the single is both in memoriam and in celebration and we wish to thank Sunday Best and all of the people who have supported Michael over many years.”
Bestival organiser and Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank added: “It’s obvious to me that Michael was a young and rare talent and that music was an extremely important part of his life. I’ve heard he absolutely loved Bestival and had a great time at Bestival 2012, so I feel privileged to be able to help his family fulfil his and their ambition of gettting Michael’s music out there.”
Molloy will also be honoured at this year’s Liverpool Music Awards. The ceremony, which is now in its second year, will dedicate its One To Watch award to him and have renamed the award The Michael Molloy Ones To Watch Award.
Watch a video of the track ‘Rise And Fall’ below.