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Chris Sheehan Launches LP Fundraiser
Laurie Tuffrey , July 11th, 2013 12:32

Former Starlings man with terminal cancer launches a campaign to release one final album

Chris Sheehan, the former frontman of The Starlings, as well as a sometime member and coolaborator of Jane Wiedlin, Curve, Babylon Zoo, The Mutton Birds and The Sisters Of Mercy, has launched a FundRazr campaign to raise money to record a new album.

The singer has sadly been diagnosed with terminal cancer and is hoping to release one final album. His statement on his FundRazr page reads in full: "I can't justify any of my limited income to be spent on my own non-profit activities. Stage 4 metastatic nodular melanoma. Clinical trials and palliative treatment only. Wife terminally ill. Dozens of rescue animals. I don't own a computer anymore and would like a good laptop and software to see what comes out. I will not divert money from my family for selfish artistic urges. Maybe someone who enjoyed a starlings record at sometime is flush. The closest I've been is flushed. Anyway if no one helps I'm off the hook so nothing to lose. Ta Chris."

He's currently over halfway to making his goal of €5,000, so if you're able to help, we'd urge you to head over to his FundRazr page and contribute. Have a listen to The Starlings' 'Tears Before Bedtime' below: