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Star Michael Douglas backs song of hope

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Hollywood star Michael Douglas has backed a new music video featuring Bermudian performers.

Hope – written by Tony Brannon, a musician, and performed by the group Perfect Strangers – was released yesterday.

Mr Douglas, who mother, Diana Dill, was Bermudian, said in a Facebook post to highlight the song: “Hey guys, I’ve got a little treat for you today.

“You know I used to live in Bermuda about ten years ago, and one of my old buddies, Tony Brannon, a musician, just turned me on to a beautiful little piece of music that he and a group of friends called The Perfect Strangers are doing.

“And it’s called Hope, and boy, do we need a lot of that right about now! Hope by Perfect Strangers.”

The song, which Mr Brannon penned with Barbadian James Duncan, was inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic, which put a stop to live performances by musicians.

Mr Brannon wrote the lyrics to the song, which talk about “the reality of not seeing any live music”.

A statement attached to the video said: “2020 and 2021 feels like a long dark night – lonely prisoners in our homes.

“The Covid pandemic has resulted in millions of lives lost around the world. Businesses and livelihoods have been shattered. But there is hope.

“When was the last time anyone jumped on a stage to sing? For many, the money is running low.

“Desperate times with no income and many struggling to get by. Artists long to play and perform for an audience – we all miss this.

“Hope, faith and love. These are the things we hold on to – something to see us through.”

The song features Tim Pike on vocals and several Bermudians on backing vocals, including John Woolridge, Dwayne Robinson Latosha Codrington, Samantha Smith, and Wayne Caines, a Progressive Labour Party MP.

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Published March 02, 2021 at 8:57 am (Updated March 02, 2021 at 9:51 am)

Star Michael Douglas backs song of hope

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