My guest today is a singer-songwriter, Will Purdue. Will is a gentleman and a deep thinker. The music you’ll hear is a recent single he wrote for Riona Kelly who suffered a horrendous accident and as a result, was paralysed. Here is part 1 of our conversation.
This single was released to help fund Riona’s rehabilitation as she and her partner Keith Mason aim to complete 100miles. Keith will pull Riona 99miles and Riona will then fight to walk the final mile. You can find out more about their journey at the Keith and Riona Foundation
The song highlights their journey together and Will speaks to me about the challenge he faced and the pressure he put on himself to create something he is proud of.In the first part of this conversation Will and discuss the effects music can have on our emotions, our thinking, and the way it puts into words, feelings we find so difficult to express.
I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and I hope you do too. Thanks for listening to Part 1 folks.
In the second part of this episode, Will and I discuss how he manages his anxiety through his music and writing and he delves into what makes him tick, the reasons behind his love for music. Will also reminisces on a time when he was heartbroken and how music helped to soothe his soul in time of need. Will’s journey is only beginning but his passion for music is unquestionable and his approach to life, is balanced and realistic. He epitomises what it means to be a gentleman and it was my absolute pleasure having him on board.
If you would like to download Will’s single and support Riona and Keith’s journey, head to willpurdue.bandcamp.com
Follow WIll @willpurdue on Instagram.
Here are Riona and Keith’s handles on Instagram too @rionakelly_offical @keithmason_official
Can you help Will Purdue raise £10000 to help Riona walk independently again, without needing her wheelchair. With over five years of hard work, this intense therapy could do it.. Please donate to their
JustGiving Crowdfunding Page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/heartonfire?utm_term=5xe65dknm