Dove & Boweevil are sharing news with you of our upcoming single featuring our dear friend and talented songstress Yve Mary B.
Having performed on several occasions with Yve over the years, one stand out song for us was a cover of Jimi’s Hendrix’s song Angel. We decided to record it just before Yve moved to Alabama in the US a few weeks ago ( good luck Yve!) and to put the song to good use by raising money for charity.
A copy in either Wav or Mp3 format is available here.
Why raise money for charity? ( tissues are needed)
Angel by Jimi Hendrix is a song that I felt connected to after my mum Alison passed away from cancer in June of 2000. Sadly earlier this year I lost a good friend and choir member to cancer and so it was Dawn that inspired the decision to raise money for the Star Throwers charity based in Wymondham who took great care of her during her illness. They do great work supporting patients of any type of cancer as well as their carers and while there is a great amount of fundraising for Cancer generally Dawn felt that smaller more local cancer charities often get overlooked.
I think each of us can probably list loved ones lost to cancer or have gone through it but it seems that in recent years Dove & Boweevil have lost some great supporters of our music so we dedicate Angel in their memory;
Alan Pearce (February 2022) at Blues Matters Magazine who always showed interest in our music and we had a few great chats over the years.
Rob de Fries (Jan 2022) of Blues Train FM in the Netherlands pledged generously to our album and also invited us to play The Shack.
Matt Taylor ( March 2020), we were fortunate enough to work with Matt a few times, he always had time to offer help and worked on our PR for our album This Life.
Dave Raven ( March 20i9) Great advocate for the UK Blues scene who supported our music with interest,
Jules Fothergill (March 2019), a talented guitarist and part of the UK blues family was an inspiration.
Lastly my cousin Steve Diamond passed away in July 2021.
We are so grateful to have had the pleasure of knowing such gifted and generous people who have supported us over years.
There are a great many charities across the country supporting those affected by cancer but we decided to pick one close to us here in Norfolk. https://www.starthrowers.org.uk/ If you are able to contribute or support our fund-raising by spreading the word of our single we would really appreciate it.
Lauren, Mark and Yve.
aka. Dove & Boweevil and Yve aka Bo and the Moondaisies.