Update on 23/11/17: All money raised through Lewis’ JustGiving page and the gig will go to Diabetes UK.
A gig at the Bath Brew House will help 18-year-old music student Lewis Tucker to celebrate his mum’s life.
Lewis, a second-year student at Bath College, lost his mum Lisa in September after a short illness.
Lisa, 48, had type 2 diabetes and, unfortunately due to ill health, didn’t have the chance to hear Lewis play at a music gig.
Students at Bath College will play alongside Lewis at the gig, on November 27, with money collected going towards Diabetes UK.
Lewis, who has also set up a JustGiving page, said: “It was horrible at the time, because now I’ve lost both my parents, but this gig isn’t about me and the people playing.
“It’s to remember the death and life of my mum, and it’s my way of saying goodbye. I’m a music student, it’s my passion and it’s how I understand the world around me, so I’m using that to make sense of things.
“My mum had been ill throughout her life. She always supported what I did and understood why music was important to me, although she never got to go to one of my gigs.
“Emotionally it’s difficult, but I have to carry on with what I do. Music is a good way to celebrate, even if it’s something that you wish you didn’t have to celebrate or commemorate.”
The gig, which starts at 6.30pm, will include acoustic sets from The Bohemian Embassy, Ladies & the Gentleman and Kane Pollastrone.
Students Emily Harbord, Carenza Kelland, Ollie Dye, Kenan Broadway and Tom Piner will also play during the evening.
Lewis, who is studying music performance at the college, enjoys singing, playing the guitar and the piano, and works as a sound technician at local and regional gigs.
He said: “I have been so grateful of all the support my friends have given me. Since September, college has changed for me. My whole life has changed since this happened, but everyone has been so good it’s been amazing.”
Tickets for the gig are £3 on the door. Visit Lewis’ JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lewis-tucker-1