Music is the food of love to caring band
A caring Coatbridge musician is using his dulcet tones to give something back to those less fortunate in his home town.
Stephen Kirley will donate all proceeds from sales of his new EP to Coatbridge Foodbank.
Teaming up with friend John Leonard, 35, Blairhill man Stephen launches the four-track album this Friday.
The 33-year-old told the Ticket:“John and I recorded the EP live at Bathgate Regal Theatre in May and decided that we should do something meaningful with it.
“We came to the decision that all of the proceeds would go directly to the foodbank.
“We hope as many people as possible buy the EP so we can do our bit for people in Coatbridge struggling to put food on their tables.”
Stephen and John initially formed the acoustic duo Hitman Hooker back in 2001 after meeting at university and played until 2004.
But their paths took several different turns before they joined forces once again and Stephen explained:“After leaving university, John went to live in Cupar while I stayed in Coatbridge, and both of us went on to form other groups.
“I formed the band Ripley and John formed Cosmic Fish.
“John and I still regularly meet up and on a visit earlier this year we decided we should get Hitman Hooker back together.”
All of Hitman Hookers’EPs – including the new release benefiting the foodbank out on Friday – are available by contacting Stephen or John at www.facebook.com/ HitmanHookerUk