Leeds musician tunes up for cancer charity single

Scott Farquharson pictured in his music studio at Pudsey.

Scott Farquharson pictured in his music studio at Pudsey.

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A LEEDS musician is hoping to give Bob Geldof a run for his money by organising his very own Live Aid style single.

Scott Farquharson was diagnosed with testicular cancer six years ago but now he hopes to raise money to help cancer charity Everyman.

The 29-year-old, who lives in Pudsey, has been in remission for the last five years.

But now he is hoping that musicians and singers from across Leeds will join forces with him to record a special version of Motown classic Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

Scott, who has his own recording studios, said: “It’s quite a good metaphor really if anyone faces serious illness.

“It is not a visible physical battle but it is still a battle nonetheless. I’m hoping to make this big on a national scale to help raise money for Everyman.

“It is absolutely vital that we raise money.”

Scott is also hoping to carry out a sponsored hill walk in Scotland this year which will be three times the distance of the National Three Peaks challenge.

He hopes that by talking about his experience and promoting the charity it will encourage more people to have lumps checked.

Scott added: “For a number of reasons I have wanted to do the song myself for a long time because Everyman lies close to my heart.

“It is getting more prevalent to people talking about it and encourages people to have things checked out.

“I found a very small lump and sort of kept an eye on it over a few days but it did feel abnormal and I have always been of the mindset to get things checked out.

“I know so many people who had the same problem and hadn’t had it checked out.”

Once his Live Aid style version of the single has been recorded Scott will let music bosses from record label EMI listen to it for their stamp of approval.

To get involved contact Scott on www.sfxstudios.co.uk or email info@sfxstudios.co.uk.

laura.bowyer@ypn.co.uk

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