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Preston band to play hometown show in honour of birth, life and death of their child

Posted on - 2nd November, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Music, Nightlife, University
Mobius Loop will close the ‘Gemi’ tour with a show in Preston

A Preston band will play a show on Saturday in support of an album celebrating the life of their child.

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Katie Ryan and Alex O’Hara make up part of the Preston band Mobius Loop and in 2016 Katie gave birth to Gemi Ryan-O’Hara.

Gemi was rushed to hospital at eight-weeks-old and diagnosed with a rare and complicated heart condition. He passed away on April 25, 2017.

The tragedy of their son’s death, coupled with the love and support they received during that time, inspired them to record their second album, titled ‘Gemi’.

They will close out the ‘Gemi’ tour with a hometown show at 53 Degrees this Saturday (November 3)

Advance tickets costing £6 are still available here and they will be available on the door for £8. Support comes from singer/songwriter Mica Sinclair and flamenco guitar/dancing duo Tom Metcalfe & Allie Herrmann. Tickets also get you free entry to the afterparty at The Ferret. This will feature DJs from ‘Audio Farm’ playing Dub, Reggae and World music on vinyl.

Alex said: “Gemi is our greatest teacher, he taught us that any day could be our last, and so we are hoping our music inspires people to cherish and enjoy each and every moment of life”.

Speaking to the Lancashire Post before the album was released, Katie said: “It has been an absolute nightmare losing Gemi and it took ages for it to sink in.

“Our work is as musicians and we did not want to pretend it had never happened. Every gig we did, we told people about our son.

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“A lot of our friends did not want to talk to us about Gemi, as they did not want to upset us.

“But we don’t want to stop talking about him.

“Gemi was such an important part of our lives and we never want to forget him.

“Every song on our second album is one we wrote while Gemi was with us.”

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