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Singer-songwriter Martin Gaughan Roberts is about to fly out to Amsterdam on the back of a musical tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.

The former banker wrote the song in 1998 after the Princess died in a car crash in Paris. The song, Table for Two, includes the lyrics “When I’m in Paris I’ll sit at a table for two...a table for you”.

Martin Gaughan Roberts.

Martin Gaughan Roberts.

Mr Roberts, 52, from Yeadon, said he finally decided to put the song on his album last year.

However it was only when he put it on his Facebook page and on YouTube this month that he started to get an overwhelming response.

Now, after airplay as far and wide as India, the Middle East, the USA and Canada he has been booked for the first of several gigs and is preparing to fly out to Amsterdam to play at a club in Harlem.

He is also due to travel to Denmark and Canada, and will perform his first unplugged radio session later this month.

Mr Roberts, who has also dabbled with golf and antique dealing since leaving banking, said: “I wrote the song after Princess Diana died. It is from an admirer’s point of view, and is a spiritual endearment to her. I had met Diana in the 1990s when I was working at Barclays Bank as a senior investments executive. She was just sparkling, she just looked at you and it was so lovely.”

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