Sunday Best has announced that they would release a single composed by teenager Michael Molloy who died tragically in a coach crash following last year’s event aged only 18. Young Molloy was a keen musician and one of three people who died in the tragedy. An additional fifty people were hurt.
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.
“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. They know who they are.”
Michael’s mother Frances added: “The release of Michael’s single will represent a small step in the long and hard job of rebuilding our lives. We will always be thankful for the fact that he was the happiest 18-year-old alive at the time of his death.
“He was fulfilled and full of hopes and dreams. One of those dreams was for his talent to be recognised. The release of Rise and Fall means that will now happen.”
Rob da Bank said: “Its obvious to me that Michael was a young and rare talent and that music was an extremely important part of his life. Ive 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 getting Michaels music out there.”