Sheffield boxing coach Dominic Ingle releases coronavirus fundraising single to raise funds for NHS
A top Sheffield boxing coach has used his musical talents to pen a charity single to raise funds for the NHS staff working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dominic Ingle, the son of legendary trainer Brendan Ingle, is well known for working with the likes of world champion Kell Brook, British champion Liam Williams and the IBF’s number one ranked featherweight Kid Galahad, at the Ingle Gym, in Wincobank.
But, before boxing took over his life, Dominic was keen musician, and recently returned to his old passion by teaming up with Sheffield producer Zee Krayski to record some songs, and finish off some he wrote as a teenager.
However, when the coronavirus pandemic hit, they decided to use their talents to help raise funds for our frontline heroes by recording the charity single ‘Covid-19’.
“I was sat down one day at home a just started putting bits together about the situation with coronavirus and wrote a song,” Dominic said. “I sent it to Zee Krayski and did a rough demo and then he then put some music to it.
“I did the vocal line and then our other friend Greg Marriott, who is Kell Brook’s nutritionist, he’s a good singer and he’s into rap, so he wrote a rap for it and we mixed it all down together.
“There’s a lot of good satirical songs out there but I just thought I’d document it in a different way.”
The father-of-three says he has been taken aback by the sheer impact of Covid-19 and how many lives are being lost.
He added: “Nothing like this has every happened in all the time I’ve been alive. The worse thing we had were the miner's strikes which affected the power and in the 1970s we had a big drought. We thought we were being hard done to then – but nothing like this.
“I’ve got family in the NHS – my brother-in-law is a doctor, my sister is a nurse, and my sister-in-law is a nurse as well – so it just brings it home.”
The single is available to hear via a donation to the Just Giving page and has raised over £3,000 so far.