EP – ‘Banjo’ Out Now

14 Year Old Singer Songwriter’s Moving Tribute To His Recently Passed Brother

Opening up at No.2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart

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Central Coast, NSW 17/12/2015

Four short months ago 14 year old singer songwriter Fletcher Pilon was preparing to live out any young entertainer’s dream. He had just been hand picked by Australian musician Cody Simpson to open his exclusive shows on the Gold Coast and Sydney as was out celebrating with his family Mic, Jilly, Gabbi and Banjo.

The very next day as Fletcher was entering the Twitter studios in Sydney for a live interview and performance with Cody promoting the shows, his younger Brother Banjo was tragically hit by a car whilst riding his skateboard. Days later 10 year old Banjo succumbed to his injuries as Cody’s shows went ahead without young Fletcher. As the family came to terms with their loss they encouraged supporters to honour Banjo’s life in the way he lived. Rather than saying rest in peace they choose to say sweet dreams Banj, live in happiness.

To honour his brother Fletcher wrote a moving tribute called Infinite Child about the times they spent together and their ongoing connection. Infinite Child became the 1st track on Fletcher’s new EP called Banjo. And to show how moved people have already been by Banjo’s passing and Fletcher’s talents the EP opened at no.2 on the iTunes singer songwriter charts and was featured as Fletcher performed Infinite Child on Australia's Got Talent

But this isn’t just a youthful tribute album. It is an emotional journey of moving songs written and performed by a young man way beyond his years. It includes 4 fantastic original tracks as well as Banjo’s favourite song the Muddy Waters classic blues song “Hoochie Coochie Man”.

“Banj was learning drums and wanted to play Hoochie with me at his end of year concert, unfortunately we never got to do that so it’s a fitting way to end the album” Fletcher said.

Fletcher’s long time musical mentor Scott Bird made it all the more special by contributing his expertise on Harmonica, drums and bass for Hoochie.

With great support from some of the best in the industry the album deserves it’s place on the charts. It was recorded at The Grove studios which has produced albums such as Delta Goodrem’s Innocent Eyes. It was expertly produced by Jackson Barclay, mastered at Studio 301 by Steve Smart, and had Greg Gould (Australia’s Got Talent fame) as vocal director.

With this sort of support and Banjo’s “Infinite Spirit” by his side, we’re sure Fletcher’s story won’t end here.

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