Whitby brothers sing out to raise money for local food bank

Two Glaisdale brothers, who raised over £5,000 for NHS charities together during the first coronavirus lockdown, have decided to pick up their instruments again.

By Louise Perrin
Friday, 20th November 2020, 2:43 pm
Updated Friday, 20th November 2020, 2:51 pm
L-R: David and Mike Crabtree

David Neil Crabtree, 27, and brother Mike, 25, plan to go live three to four times a week to raise money for Foodbank4Whitby.

Chris Taylor from Foodbank4Whitby said: “It’s fantastic, we’ll be able to help a lot more people.”

David said: “We thought we would try and do something positive over the next few weeks.”

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The interactive sessions will see talented musician David perform songs which will include a selection of new and original music, combined with classics from artists such as The Beatles, Sting and David Gray. People who join the live stream can also make requests.

Brother Mike, who has Down’s Syndrome, is likely to once again steal the show. David said: “You’ll be pleased to hear that Mike got all of his wigs out of his bedroom and said ‘Will we be needing these?’”

Mike will also provide backing vocals, jokes and deliver the show’s trademark catchphrase “Get involved and give us a quid.”

The pair may also be joined on occasion by David’s girlfriend, singer-songwriter Hayley McKay, 29, whose song ‘Thinking About Last Night’ topped the Ignition Country Charts in May.

David’s own new release, a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ and recorded during lockdown, will be released next Friday, November 27.

An album, also recorded during lockdown, with progessive pop/rock group The Mentulls is due for release early next year.

You can join David and Mike on David’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/davidneilcrabtree/ at 6pm tonight (November 20), with further show times to be announced on the page.