Fast Freddie's Tube track is just the ticket
PUBLISHED: 16:11 13 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:22 13 May 2013
Tribute song to the voice of the London Underground is an internet hit for Seaton rock star
The historic voice of the London underground is the inspiration behind a Seaton rock star’s latest hit.
“Mind the Gap” has been written by Freddie Horton – otherwise known as Fast Freddie – with help from
Ivor Novello award winning song writer Ronnie Harwood .
The song was inspired by the heart-warming story of actor Oswald Laurence, who provided the iconic voice of the tannoy warning “Mind the gap” for commuters on the London Underground.
After he died, his widow Dr Margaret McCollum used to visit Embankment station just to hear the announcement but one day, to her dismay, she discovered another person’s voice was being used.
So she wrote to London Transport asking them to bring her beloved Oswald back and that’s what they did, as the new song confirms in its lyrics: “He’s back, he’s coming back.”
Said Freddie: “I contacted Margaret and sent her a copy of the song and she loves it.
“Her story has attracted worldwide attention as well as all the major tabloids and national TV here.”
The song was recorded and engineered by Mark Tucker in The Green Room, at Honiton.
The single track is available as a download on I-tunes, band camp and all the usual sites.
There is also a video “Mind the Gap” available to view at Fast Freddie Music on the following link
For more about Fast Freddie visit his website at www.fastfreddie.co.uk
* Freddie is also the singer and frontman of the “Be Bop Daddies” who frequently play at the Eyre Court Hotel, Seaton