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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Fenech-Soler Donate Proceeds From New Single to Charity, Album Due in the Fall
It's great when you can take something as serious as cancer and turn it around into something positive, and that's EXACTLY what UK electro-pop band Fenech-Soler has done. Recently diagnosed with early stage testicular cancer, lead singer Ben Duffy is currently embarking on a short course of chemotherapy which has forced the band to reschedule their forthcoming UK tour dates. As devastating as this news must have been to take, Duffy seems to be taking it all in stride and really thinking about the positive.
"We are really sorry to postpone these shows. The diagnosis has been a big shock for all of us but on the positive side it has been caught very early and the recovery rate for this type of cancer is extremely high. I will be continuing to write and work with the band during my treatment and the others will continue to fulfill all DJ engagements. Everyone is very upbeat that I will be fighting fit again in a couple of months. We just want to ask our fans to bear with us while I have treatment and recover. I can't wait to get back on stage and continue with what has been an amazing last year for us"
It's really great that Duffy and the band have a relationship built on love and support. Considering how many bands have broken up because of infighting and other such drama, a diagnosis like this is really something they're bonding over and I'm sure fan support only helps with the healing. What's more, the band has decided to donate all proceeds for their latest single, "Stop and Stare" (out now on iTunes) to Teenage Cancer Trust. How admirable is that? According to guitarist Ross Duffy,
"We want to do something positive with this situation and we can do that by giving money to Teenage Cancer Trust and helping to create awareness about the amazing work they do."
AMAZING. Despite this blow, the band is continuing on with plans to promote and release their forthcoming album later this year. Check out the brilliant new video for "Stop and Stare" below. The band's full length debut album is due out in the Fall. Download the Demons EP on iTunes HERE.
Hi! My name is Jamie. Originally from the Northern Chicago suburbs, I now reside in New York City. During the day I work for a online marketing/advertising startup in Manhattan. At night and on the weekends, I blog over at Music Is My King Size Bed.