Paramedic's song hits the big time
A PARAMEDIC is hoping to secure a record deal after a song he penned about his late mother went global. Cliff Parsons, of Hayfield in Stevenage, wrote the track, entitled I Remember You That Way, after his mum Edna passed away last year. He subsequently r
A PARAMEDIC is hoping to secure a record deal after a song he penned about his late mother went global.
Cliff Parsons, of Hayfield in Stevenage, wrote the track, entitled I Remember You That Way, after his mum Edna passed away last year.
He subsequently recorded the song ay Square Studios in Welwyn Garden City and it has since been played by radio stations all over the world.
And now, after hiring an agent, he is hoping to fulfil his dream of performing on the big stage.
Cliff, who has worked as a paramedic in Hertfordshire for the last 10 years, was a member of charity group, BJ Entertainers, in Stevenage for 16 years before going solo four years ago.
The 58-year-old said: "I sing anything from the 50s and 60s up to the 80s - all across the board really. I love it."
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Married Cliff previously only sang covers, but was moved to write a song of his own after the death of Edna, 88, in November.
The record has since received airplay in Ireland, America, Australia and New Zealand.
And he is now hoping to make a career out of his talent after being booked to play two country music festivals in New Zealand next year.
"I would be happy to split the paramedic work with singing - it would be lovely," he said.
"My aim is to perform on the big stage and I hope to do that in New Zealand in January.