Steph’s song seeks to inspire

07:30 01 August 2012

Steph Lott with sons Brad, five, Joe, seven and Joshua, two.

Steph Lott with sons Brad, five, Joe, seven and Joshua, two.

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Ilfracombe musician writes and records country track following the death of her sons’ dad from cancer.

AN Ilfracombe musician whose children have just lost their dad to cancer has written a moving charity song she hopes will inspire a major performing artist to help make it a fund raising success.

Steph Lott’s ex-husband Mick Harris, father of her three oldest sons Joe, Brad and Josh, died in May following a year-long battle with cancer, aged 45.

The boys were very close to their dad and it was an emotional time, with Steph having just given birth to her fourth son Elijah and first child with present husband Rob Lott.

The experience inspired her to write and then record ‘It Wasn’t Meant to Be’, available on iTunes in the next couple of weeks and with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

But Steph, 28, is hoping to take it to the next level and raise thousands for the charity by persuading a household name performer to take her song on to the national stage.

Mick underwent three months of chemotherapy treatment, but then developed a brain tumour. It was a difficult time for his seven, five and two-year-old sons.

“I really wanted to do something to help raise money for Cancer Research,” said Steph, who with Rob forms the duo Despite Water.

“So I had to play to my strengths and music is what I love to do. I write songs, play guitar, try and get to open mic nights when we can and we gig whenever we can get a baby sitter.”

Steph has recorded her own version of the song in a local studio with help from fellow North Devon singer songwriter Chris Millington, who added instrumental accompaniment to her vocals.

“I am a country singer so ‘It Wasn’t Meant to Be’ is a bit of a slow country song,” she said.

“My main quest in all this is to find an established artist to take on the song so we can raise as much money as possible. I think it would suit someone like Leona Lewis and she would do a good job of it.

“I’m going to try and get it out there as much as I can and just see what happens.”

Anyone who would like to help Steph raise money can do so via www.justgiving.com/stephanie-lott or buy a copy of ‘It Wasn’t Meant to Be’, to be released shortly via iTunes.

* CLICK on the link to the top right of this story to hear a sample of ‘It Wasn’t Meant to Be’ by Steph Lott.

It wasnt meant to be (sample)

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