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For David

by Debs McCoy

For David #1 03:56
For David #2 02:06
For David #3 03:31
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My wicked mate Dave Greaves was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in June 2015 after a few months of experiencing debilitating fatigue and muscle weakness. Dave's disease rapidly progressed in a matter of months with dramatic changes to his muscle strength, walking and speech. He was just 30 years old at the time of diagnosis.

I have been writing pieces of instrumental music for Dave since December last year. They've been written after spending time with Dave and at times when he's been heavily in my thoughts, often at 4am.

A month ago I completed this set of 10 tracks which have been compiled into an album. I've given a copy of the album to Dave and his wife Philippa and also to Sarah and Andrew, Dave's parents in the hope it might offer some kind of comfort and an alternate space to drift in and out of, however transient.

In just over a year Dave's disease has rapidly progressed. He does not have long to live. If you could help by making a donation via my Just Giving page:
I would be so very grateful as you will be able to add on Gift Aid at no extra cost to you which means more money goes to MNDA.

All proceeds of album sales will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association in support of Dave, other people struck with this horrific disease with hope that one day researchers will find a cure.
There is currently no treatment or cure for MND.

Dave died on the 28th September 2016

What people say about Debs music:

'..actually very beautiful, haunting and other worldly....I am a fan of what she is doing'
Simon Raymonde, Bella Union Records

'Warm and engaging music from an exceptional musician and visual artist... the result is both fascinating and painfully honest.'
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

'So beautiful....great atmosphere to it'
Lisa Hannigan, Musician

'I like your rework a lot, I'm so grateful it reaches my ears'
Nils Frahm, Musician

‘…artwork of immense depth..…a brilliant performance, an emotional kaleidoscope of rare beauty’
David Klavins, Pianist & Piano Maker
Creator of the Una Corda, M370 and M450 pianos

'Dark, cinematic, and imbued with a miasma of mysterious melancholy, it conjures up moonlight walks and more than a hint of Edgar Allen Poe'
Andy Von Pip, Von Pip Musical Express

'...you realise how this music has elevated your sympathy, for in the silence that follows, you feel that the sound is still there, like a phantom limb.'
Tom Hollingworth, NARC Magazine

'It’s the sort of stuff where you'd just want to put on a 
whole album and let yourself be part of that space'
Kathryn Tickell, Musician/Amazing Radio

'Quiver lipped acoustic folk from Newcastle'
Time Out, London







released August 17, 2016


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'actually very beautiful, haunting and other worldly, I am a fan of what she is doing'
Simon Raymonde, Bella Union Records/Cocteau Twins

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