The Bravest Eight
AWARD-WINNING UKULELE SINGER-SONGWRITER REVEREND JIM TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE IN AID OF PENLEE RNLI
Ukulele singer-songwriter and real-life priest Reverend Jim Benton-Evans will release his new single live on Liskeard Radio at 8pm on 19th December. The song, 'The Bravest Eight', is a tribute to the crew of the Penlee lifeboat 'Solomon Browne' who gave their lives trying to rescue the crew and passengers of the bulk carrier 'Union Star'. All proceeds from the single will be donated to Penlee RNLI.
Jim, who performs and records regularly, now lives in Glasgow but is originally from Bodmin. He wrote 'The Bravest Eight' at the start of the year, as he began thinking about songs for his second album. It has become a staple of his live set, but until now has not been recorded. Liskeard Radio were alerted to a live version of the song by a fan, and Jim agreed to record a version of it in time for broadcast on the anniversary of the tragedy, 19th December. After the broadcast it will be available to download, with all proceeds going to Penlee RNLI.
Reverend Jim said, “The song has had a wonderful reception wherever I’ve played it - even among people who don’t remember or don’t know about the tragedy. I feel very humble and honoured to have been asked to do this and hope that people both enjoy my little song and, more importantly, are able to contribute to such an important cause in memory of such extraordinary heroes."