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The single is available on i-Tunes
This awesome track was written and performed by 10 year old Ben Macnaughton, aka The Grenade
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Hagar is about 55 minutes into the show
Ben and I are about 1hr 55 minutes into the show
My son, 10 year old, Ben Macnaughton, aka The Grenade unbeknownst to me wrote a song in his music lessons with 80s music producer, Anthony Clark called Messed Up World asking the world to give peace a chance.
Ben’s father, a Squadron Leader in the RAF, currently serving as the Brigade Air Liaison Officer, with 12 Mechanised Brigade, Bulford, Wiltshire has visited a war zone every year of Ben’s life since apart from 2013. Since 2003 Ben has lived in the shadow of war and has spent approximately 50% of his life separated from his father due to his father’s military commitment. Sqn Ldr Macnaughton throughout Ben’s life has deployed continuously to Iraq and Afghanistan and a few other war zones as well.
When asked why he wrote these words, he said. “I want the fighting to stop so that children don’t need to be away from their parents anymore. I don’t think children should be away from their parents.”
“Did you write it because daddy goes away so much?”
“Yes.” He said.
The single is called Messed Up World – which he wrote and performed himself. It’s produced by 80s music producer Anthony Clark, who has toured with T’Pau, Haircut 100, Rick Astley, Bay City Rollers, Joan Armatrading to name but a few.
Ben has never been to stage school so it’s very homemade and he is keeping it real. However, he has lived his whole life in the shadow of war, he wanted to raise money for other children in the same position as him. The song will be released in aid of SSAFA. SSAFA provides lifelong support for our forces and their families. It is a charity that does whatever it takes to get things done. They provide practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans, and the families of both, every single day of the year.
The single is available on i-Tunes :
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