Musician gets a taste of success

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A singer who had four hours to write and record a song after being discharged from hospital has had his track selected for airplay by top radio stars.

Jacob Page’s 1000 Lives has been praised by the likes of Edith Bowman and picked up by the Dermot O’Leary show on Radio 2.

The singer/songwriter, who is from Moreton Morrell, said: “I received a call from our local radio station Touch FM who loved the track and wanted to air it and give me an interview.

“Their views were very touching, so I decided to self release the track on iTunes and Amazon.”

The track was then featured on BBC introducing Coventry and Warwickshire.

Jacob, who now lives in London, said: “Of course my mum, doing what mothers do, was still sending my track off to several people and it was picked up by the Dermot O’leary show on Radio 2 who were also interested in broadcasting the track.

“I was to say the least ecstatic! My mum was interviewed for the show by Edith Bowman, a huge name in the radio industry, and she did remarkably well considering how nervous she was.

He said the support from both radio stations and radio listeners has been overwhelming.

“My phone hasn’t stopped,” added Jacob, who is studying music production.”

It hasn’t all been plain sailing for the musician, who was hospitalised after slipping two discs.

He said: “Unfortunately i was hospitalised for a large part of my pre-Easter term and the day I came out of hospital I had four hours to write and record a track to meet my deadline.

“Thankfully I managed to complete the song. Little did I know my mum was sending the track here, there and everywhere!”