Charity single to be released in memory of Louis Watkiss, who died after crash at Tamworth SnowDome

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A charity single is set to be released in memory of Louis Watkiss

A song in memory of Louis Watkiss is set to be released in September, with the proceeds going to music charities for young people.

12-year-old Louis died after he suffered fatal injuries during an evening out with friends at the SnowDome in Tamworth, on September 24, 2021.

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The Health and Safety Executive said in 2022 that Louis was tobogganing with his friends at the SnowDome when he was fatally hurt in a collision. An investigation into his death continues.

Louis was a telented saxaphone player and a song, titled ‘Louis’ Teenage Spirit’, will be released next month as a tribute to him.

Following his death, Louis’ parents said: “Louis was a studious pupil who enjoyed learning showing immense curiosity about the world around him. Reaching grade 5 at Saxophone through the Royal Academy of Music, his involvement in two jazz ensembles demonstrated his passion for music.

“Louis supported Chelsea and England football clubs and followed England Cricket and Birmingham Bears, regularly watching both sports.”

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Louis’ parents said Jazz artists, MCs, and DJs have been working to release the charity single for Louis, who was a grade five sax player and a member of both SFE ensembles and Bmusic’s Jazz Lines Summer School.

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All proceeds will go towards three charities, SFE , Bmusic and the LJW Music Fusion Foundation set up by Louis’ parents Natalie and Chris Watkiss.

Speaking about the single, Louis parents, said: “The powerful track comprises three distinct sections; Xhosa Cole and the Quartet perform the first section and deliver an upbeat, cool, funky, and vibrant sound to celebrate Louis.

“The Middle section slows downtempo, with a poignant saxophone solo beautifully perfumed by Camilla George to allow the listeners to reflect on Louis’ life. Finally, the piece picks up pace, and Sanity blends in stunning, intimate, touching vocals that the family wrote—supported by Louis Hamilton Foad, Dougie Hill, Gabs Amann and Chris Outwaite.”

The single is available to pre-order now. Visit the Fair Sound website, here to order.

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