Craig A Riley’s first single “Born to be an Angel”.
Craig A Riley’s first single “Born to be an Angel” is a culmination of deeply saddening events, and a cathartic release for the pain Craig was feeling at the time. Elliot David Kirby entered this world on the 5th of September 2016 and sadly, left us all behind on the 18th October 2016. Elliot lost his life to the devastating birth defect known as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). Elliot was a warrior, at such a tender stage of life he fought his battle bravely until his little body just couldn’t take anymore and he peacefully left us as the angel we all remember him as today. Craig was blessed to be Elliot’s godfather. His passing left a deep wound for everyone who was part of his life and Craig felt he needed to personally express his sorrow the only way he knew. Craig got together one night with his guitarist cousin Jon Rayner and together, they sat until the early hours of the morning writing a song which they both felt harnessed the pain that was felt at the time but also, a feeling of optimism that Elliot’s life wasn’t in vain. Born To Be An Angel will be released on April 20th 2018 on all digital outlets and all proceeds will go to the CDH charity in the hopes we can help to understand this devastating condition more and help the families of those affected.