Released on May 8th - ‘Fire’ is in tribute to Tony Eke of Chris' previous band the 'Blackhill Pioneers'. Tony sadly died last year after a short battle with cancer. It is a song that the band were unable to finish before Tony passed away, and after Chris, drummer of the band, got the ‘go ahead’ from fellow band member Simon, who co-wrote the song, Chris recorded his own version, having loved the song from the beginning because of it’s emotional pull. ‘Fire’ is about having belief in yourself.
Mixed and mastered by Icelandic, US based producer - Björgvin Benediktsson at Audio Issues, Chris was over the moon when Björgvin said he would mix it and this came about at just the right time. It was performed and recorded by Chris at his home studio.
The objective has always been to make a recording that did the song justice. It is a dream come true to hear this final outcome ~ a fitting tribute to Tony who's talents and lovely soft English tones we lost too soon.