'The Stranger' was a poem I wrote after being inspired by a heart-wrenching picture of a couple jumping out of the Twin Towers holding hands as the horrendous terror attack happened. My sister was so touched by the poem that she asked me to help her write a song using the words for her band.
After we had put music to the poem the band recorded it with just piano and voice as part of their EP and now it is a regular at their gigs. Watching the song be played live has been really rewarding and I love the crowds reaction to it too.
The band wanted me to apply for this award being so thankful for giving them the song.
I am now a media student putting all my creative skills to work. I love to write scripts, make videos and radio present.