Song composed as a tribute to our injured service personnel finally gets the orchestral treatment

In commemoration of the 42nd anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, which began on 2nd April 1982 and lasted for 74 days, Memories of You, a very fitting, reflective song, is, after over a decade, finally being recorded by an orchestra and will be presented to the FVF Liberty Lodge FI (Falkland Islands) charity, to help raise much-needed funds in the form of a download single.

Daniel Thompson conducts the Eclectic Orchestra

The recording will be taking place at Eclectic Music Ltd., Maister House, 160 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NL on Sunday 28th April, and will feature the Eclectic Orchestra, conducted by creative director Daniel Thompson, and the stunning vocals of soprano Kimberley Raw.

Blending music and musicians together from a wide variety of backgrounds, Eclectic Music Ltd. brings musical opportunities to Hull and the East Riding, from their Grade 1 listed Georgian venue, situated in Hull’s Old Town.

Memories of You is a beautifully written ballad, composed by Christopher Bevan, with lyrics by Micki Stokoe that speak of loss in all its guises, be it personal and in times of conflict.

Christopher Bevan said: “Composing Memories of You with the wonderfully talented lyricist, Micki Stokoe, was a joy, and we are incredibly lucky that Kimberley Raw has agreed to record the piece. I sincerely hope that the song will inspire our armed forces personnel and encourage the public to continue to support them.”

The original recording of Memories of You was created using music production software alongside a real piano, but it was always the dream to realise the piece with an orchestra.

Following the recording, mixing and mastering, Memories of You will be released on Friday 14 June to coincide with the anniversary of the end of the war in the South Atlantic.