Son of Sheffield boxing legend Brendan Ingle releases song for charity foundation
Dominic Ingle, son of legendary boxing trainer Brendan Ingle, has recorded a song to raise money for a charity foundation in his late fathers name.
The song, titled Fast Car Eddie, is expected to be released in March, and a percentage of money made though sales will be donated to the Brendan Ingle Foundation.
Brendan, who trained world-famous boxers from his gym in Wincobank, died aged 77 in May 2018.
A foundation in his name was started, which aims to help those at risk of becoming socially marginalised, by helping them reintegrate into society through sport, mentoring and education.
Dominic says he has always had a passion for music, passed on to him through his father.
He said: “I was in a band from the ages of 18 to 28, we played in clubs, which I did alongside boxing
“My dad used to say sport and music has the power to bring people together in their masses – I used to listen to a lot of music as a kid, and my dad did a lot of singing.
“He use to get kids to stand in the ring at the gym and sing their favourite song, just to give them a bit of confidence.”
Dominic wanted to release a song to be able to give something back to the community, and ended up penning the track after thinking about how the boxing profession has changed since the rise of social media.
The song, which is about the ups and downs of a boxing career, was written by Dominic in a Costa in September.
He played the tune to old friend Steve O'Brien, who arranged a meeting with the producer who was impressed with the song.
Producer Zee Krayski played the guitar on the single, and Steve O'Brien played the drums.
“He was a bit dubious that it was just a ‘charity single’ at first’, adds Dominic, “but after he put a song to it, he said it had potential’”.
Zee said: “We met through a mutual friend, Steve, and I was surprised I actually quite liked the song – it had a really catchy chorus.”
The song will be availble to download and stream in March.