Chris Kelly

'Lost Covers' - A tribute to the music of Doves

Fundraising for Mental Health UK
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This fundraiser is in support of a music project called ‘Lost Covers’. This unique project is being put together as a tribute to the music of Doves and to raise money for Mental Health UK.

Since returning after a 10-year hiatus the group have re-connected with their loyal fan base and released a new album ‘The Universal Want’- the 3rd in their career to reach number 1 in the UK’s official album charts. However, with a huge UK tour planned for 2022, it was
announced that all live dates would be cancelled with immediate effect due to mental health issues affecting the lead singer Jimi Goodwin.

Chris Kelly, lead sponsor for the project said “Like thousands of fans I was shocked and saddened to learn of the cancelled tour. My sense of sadness went out to Jimi, and I could only imagine what he must be going through. My feelings were compounded when I read all the comments from well-wishers on the bands Facebook page. We had all been through a difficult time since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic had broken the hearts of many in societies all around the world. The music of Doves was a ray of light to countless fans, and I felt compelled to do something to show to Jimi and the band that we were with them having launched such a successful comeback of their own. That was where the idea of ‘Lost Covers’ started.”

“I was compelled and excited to start a fundraiser for mental health through a mutual love of the band and their music in October 2021. Thanks to social media I reached out to fans to come forward and record a cover of their favourite Doves song. From a shortlist, each suitable recording would become part of an album that could be downloaded in return for a donation to Mental Health UK. The response was overwhelming and incredibly heartening as fans from across the world came forward.”

Now, nearly six months later, we are on the cusp of releasing ‘Lost Covers’. Fans will be able to download the album from April 29th to coincide with 20th anniversary of Doves second album, ‘The Last Broadcast’. ‘Lost Covers’ will be available as a digital download from the website The website will also allow for donations to be made to a dedicated Just Giving page for Mental Health UK.

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Mental Health UK is here for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We are made up of four organisations based in each of the four nations of the UK, working together to improve mental health.

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