Wolverhampton singer praised for charity single for city's terminally ill
TUTORS who nurtured the talents of a Wolverhampton performer have sang her praises after she hit the high notes for terminally-ill people.
Amy Goodall's charity tune 'Piece of Me' has pulled in more than £500 for Wolverhampton's Compton Hospice, as well as Cancer Research UK, since its release earlier this year.
The University of Wolverhampton graduate, better known to fans as Amy G, has now been commended by professors who have said they admire her charitable gesture.
Head of music and musical theatre at the university Sarah Browne said: "I’m really pleased to see Amy is advancing her career and thinking of others who are less fortunate.
"Amy was a superb student, thoughtful, driven and exceptionally talented. It’s great to see her professional career going from strength to strength and I’m sure her time on the musical theatre course will serve her well.
"We’re really proud of Amy and all that she continues to achieve."
Former Coppice Performing Arts School student Amy G, who studied musical theatre at the university, penned the track aged 15 after losing her grandfather to cancer.
The 22-year-old said she later decided to dedicate the tribute to people across the nation who had lost loved ones or were battling deadly illnesses.
She used a verse and chorus of the song, and remade it while studying within the university's School of Performing Arts, based at its Walsall campus.
The full-time singer, who also studied at London's Institute of Contemporary Music, said: “My grandad was my musical inspiration and he passed away soon after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
"I was left to find my own path in music and, years later, found myself thinking about him, especially as more and more people around me were being diagnosed with cancer.
"I wanted to use my influence in music to create something that will always be relevant to an audience, and be accessible to all audiences.
"When I lost my grandad, this rollercoaster of emotions occurred and this song was made in his memory.
"It might be you personally, your next door neighbour, your grandad or even your loved one but cancer affects us all."
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