A LEVENMOUTH councillor’s debut album could soon be on sale after he received sponsorship to make 1000 copies.
Councillor Andrew Rodger braved the recording studio to cut his charity album ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, named after one of the seven hit songs it features.
Following an appeal in last week’s Mail, six local companies came forward to cover production costs, meaning every penny from sales of the £5 CD will go to the Victoria Hospice in Kirkcaldy.
Having ordered 1000 copies, Cllr Rodger is optimistic about the response.
He said: “The reaction has been pretty good.
“The deputy leader of the council heard me online and said I would have to bring some in to sell at the next meeting.
“People in the villages have been phoning to ask if I’ll hold on to a copy for them and people have been coming up to my daughter at work, asking ‘is this really your dad’?”
Cllr Rodger said his new sound might come as a surprise to those more used to hearing him speak.
He explained: “Singing is completely different to talking; you’ve got to work on the enunciation of every word.
“It’s been a bit of strain at times but, looking back, I have really enjoyed the experience of recording the album.”
Cllr Rodger hopes the CDs will go on sale in around two weeks’ time and plans to sell them in person in Leven.
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