Bristol Port worker to launch charity single dedicated to NHS and key workers

A crane operator at Bristol Port is releasing a charity single for the NHS in tribute to key worker “saviours and grafters”. Spencer Flay has worked at the port for 14 years but also has a growing fan base as a singer-songwriter. He says his new song, Key Workers , is dedicated to everyone on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic – from doctors and nurses to paramedics, teachers, delivery drivers and dockers on the quay wall.

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All the profits from the song will go to the NHS and Southmead Hospital Charity.

Spencer said: “I started working on this when lockdown started. I’ve always been inspired by the NHS and I just felt it was right to do a song to help support the NHS and key workers who are pulling us through this current time. “I wanted to show some love to all of them, and also to raise money for those on the frontline of this pandemic.

I’m happy with how the song came together and hope others enjoy it too.” Spencer started playing the ukulele seven years ago, and it was in the isolation of his sound-proof crane cab – 30 metres above sea level – that he says he first found the confidence to compose and practice songs during downtime at work. The Port, which has remained open during the pandemic, also provided some inspiration for his new song, he said.

“Seeing all my docker mates coming into work, continuing to graft and knowing we are providing vital supplies to the nation has also been a great inspiration.” Last year on Spotify Spencer’s songs were streamed more than 31,000 times by over 20,000 listeners from 58 countries.

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He has featured on local and regional radio stations, hosts livestream concerts on Facebook, and recently his version of the Wayne Wonder song No Letting Go was the first dance at a wedding in the US. Key Workers is being launched tonight (May 7) on BBC Radio Bristol at 8.30pm and will be available to download and stream from midnight on iTunes and Spotify.

Spencer is also playing on Facebook Live at 8pm on Saturday, May 9, in aid of Southmead Hospital Charity, North Bristol NHS Trust and NHS Charities Together.

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