Crash death musician Michael Molloy's song released

Michael Molloy
Image caption Michael Molloy recorded 'Rise and Fall' with his friend Alex Evans

A song recorded by an 18-year-old Liverpool musician who died in a coach crash while returning from a music festival has been released.

Michael Molloy, from Woolton, was one of three people killed when a coach returning from Bestival on the Isle of Wight crashed last September.

'Rise and Fall' has been put out on Bestival organiser and BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank's label, Sunday Best.

Michael recorded the song with his friend Alex Evans.

His mother, Frances, said the recognition of his musical talent had brought the family comfort as it helped to keep his memory alive.

His brother Joe said it had been Michael's ambition "to have his music recognised by the wider world".

"Michael can never come back and we will never cease to grieve for him - but Michael's talent was one of the qualities which defined him and we want the rest of the world, through his music, to understand and appreciate in a small way just what a special human being he was," he said.

DJ and label chief Rob Da Bank said Michael had been "a young and rare talent" and it was "obvious...that music was an extremely important part of his life".

"I feel privileged to be able to help his family," he said.

Michael's musical aspirations will also be remembered in August with the presentation of a renamed award at the Liverpool Music Awards.

The Michael Molloy Ones To Watch Award will be presented to a band or artist aged between 16 and 21.

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