No1 Bid for Songwriter After His Death.

19 April 2013, 12:42 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Friends of a teenager killed in a coach crash are trying to get this last song to the top of the charts.

18 year old Michael Molloy, died in a coach crash on the way back from Bestival music festival on the A3 in Surrey.

The teenager from Woolton, south Liverpool, was a member of the aspiring Liverpool-based band Hostile Radio and is described as a talented and gifted songwriter and musician on a memorial Facebook page.

The coach was returning to Merseyside from Bestival, on the Isle of Wight, when it crashed.

Two other people died and the other 50 passengers, aged between 22 to 28, were also injured.

Now a major social networking campaign has been launched to get the last song he wrote to the top of the charts.

On the Facebook page called – Michael Molloy Rise and Fall April 28th there is this message:

“Today we are honoured to announce the release of a single composed by a teenager who tragically died in a coach crash following last year’s Bestival. Keen musician Michael Molloy, 18, of Liverpool, was one of three people who died in the tragedy. Fifty people were hurt.

“The song called “Rise and Fall” was written by Michael a year before his death and recorded in July 2012. A second song by Michael, “Hope You Know“, is also being released. Both songs can be pre-ordered on iTunes and will be available for download from April 30 across all digital platforms.

The songs have been performed by Michael’s friend, band mate and musical collaborator Alex Evans, also of Liverpool.”


Rise And Fall - Michael Molly and Alex Evans

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There’s also a dedicated Twitter account here- @RiseAndFall2013

You can download the song by following this link to ITunes -