Photo: Gina and Luigi Fashioni

Southport Songwriting duo reach for the stars 

A Songwriting duo from Southport have literally reached the stars with their latest musical tribute to British astronaut Tim Peake.

Darklight, a two-piece band from the resort consisting of brother and sister duo Gina and Luigi Fashioni penned and recorded ‘A Million Stars’ as a musical ode to the famous British astronaut who is currently based 400km in space on the International Space Station.

And as an added bonus, their song has now been sent to Tim to listen too, with a spokesperson for the European Space Agency saying it was a great tune.

Speaking this week, singer Gina said: “We wrote and dedicated a song to our astronaut Tim Peak, currently aboard the Space Station and were delighted to get a message from the European Space Agency thanking us and saying how much they liked it!

“My brother and I have been writing together on and off over the years. I lived abroad for quite a long time and used to do a tribute to Cher Show and worked all over the world.

“I am now back here for the foreseeable future so we have been beavering away on new songs. We are both really interested in Tim Peake’s story and thought it would be a great subject to write about.

“We wrote the song a few weeks ago and when it was finished we sent it to Tim through his facebook page. We were really delighted when we got a reply from the ESA!

“We sent a message to Tim saying ‘Greetings from planet earth – I’ve always wanted to say that – we wrote a song dedicated to you!’

“later on we received a reply from the European Space Agency saying it was a really very good song and thanked us for sending it to Tim!”

“The song has now been played on Radio Release in the Netherlands and also Southport’s Mighty Radio.”


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