A Musical Legacy

All Youth Music dedications create a lasting legacy of music-making
opportunities across the country. We are deeply grateful to
family and friends who choose to support Youth Music in this way.

This page commemorates the lives of all those special people who
understood the power of music-making. Share their passion
and help us transform more young lives through music.


Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund (1 tribute)

Alice Poppy Madeleine Gross

2000 - 2014

Alice was born in London on February 14, 2000. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her many friends and family.

Recent Dedications (61 tributes)

Nicholas James Allport (Nick)

1992 - 2017

This site is a tribute to Nick, who was born in Stourbridge on April 21, 1992. He is much loved and will always be remembered.

Robert Glynn (Rob)

1980 - 2016

This site is a tribute to Rob, who was born in Sheffield on March 21, 1980. He is much loved and will always be remembered.

Caroline Crouch

1959 - 2016

This site is a tribute to Caroline Crouch, who was born in Plymouth, Devon on April 14, 1959. She was a dedicated musician, playing in the orchestra of the English National Ballet amongst others. She gave her time and love to her musical students and this donation is a reflection of how much she cared about them.

Paula Cait Shirley

Paula was passionate about music and the arts. For much of her life she worked in arts administration and management,  over the years this included live music, film and theatre. Most recently she was passing on her knowledge to the next generation through teaching at JB's School of the Entertainment Industries at Sheffield College.

Stephen Dillon (Stevie D)

1981 - 2016

This site is a tribute to Stevie D, who was born in Winchester on May 07, 1981. He is much loved and will always be remembered.

Jack Justin Perry

1990 - 2006

This site is a tribute to Jack Perry, who was born in Cornwall on November 02, 1990. He is much loved and will always be remembered.

Jacinta Wright

1949 - 2016

Jacinta Wright was born in London on December 21, 1949. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her friends and family.

Jake Atkinson

1988 - 2016

Jake Atkinson was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on July 03, 1988. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Mark B

1970 - 2015

Mark B was born in Kingston on November 06, 1970. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Bob Harriss

1943 - 2015

Bob Harriss was born in Nottingham on January 06, 1943. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Gaz

1987 - 2015

Gaz was born on January 13, 1987. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Charlie Mooney

Charlie Mooney is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Nancy Kathleen Woodard

1942 - 2015

Nancy Woodard was born in Hartford, CT on September 13, 1942. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her friends and family.

Dee

1942 - 2015

Dee was born in Hammersmith London on April 11, 1942. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Kayleigh Kitten

1993 - 2015

Kayleigh Kitten was born in Truro, Cornwall on July 03, 1993. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her friends and family.

Griff

1975 - 2015

Griff was born in Merthyr on July 12, 1975. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

David Jphn Eccles

1956 - 2010

David Eccles was born in Nutsford on December 27, 1956. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Alice Poppy Madeleine Gross

2000 - 2014

Alice was born in London on February 14, 2000. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her many friends and family.

Steve Andrew

1987 - 2014

Steve Andrew was born in Aberdeen on May 28, 1987. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Jamie Paton

1993 - 2014

Jamie Paton was born in Bury on November 14, 1993. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Elsie Mary Christian

1914 - 2014

Elsie Christian was born in Derby on July 16, 1914. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her friends and family.

Phyll

1930 - 2014

Phyll was born in Hillingdon on March 13, 1930. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her friends and family.

Norman Gouland

1936 - 2013

Norman Gouland was born in Goole, East Yorkshire on November 07, 1936. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Bob

1941 - 2014

Bob was born in Wootton Bassett on August 27, 1941. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Hall Doreen

1937 - 2014

HALL Doreen was born in Angleterre on January 01, 1937. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her friends and family.

Steve Green

1965 - 2013

Steve was born in Leicester on June 29, 1965. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Beatrice Coulson

1924 - 2014

Beatrice Coulson was born in Drybrook, Gloucestershire on October 07, 1924. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her friends and family.

Anne Wood

1941 - 2014

Anne Wood was born in Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK on March 26, 1941. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her friends and family.

John Mcintyre

John McIntyre is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

John L Watson

1941 - 2014

John Watson was born in Mississippi on May 19, 1941. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

Hayley Anne Hazelby

1984 - 2013

Hayley was an enthusiastic and dedicated colleague who worked for Youth Music for several years. Her bubbly and caring character meant she quickly made and kept strong relationships with staff, grant holders and young people.

Leafy

1983 - 2014

Leafy was born in Newcastle on May 11, 1983. He is much loved and will always be remembered by all his friends and family.

David Sherlock

David started learning the piano at an early age, and in his 63 years he rarely stopped playing. Having a love of classical music and teaching young children led him to graduate from the University of Manchester with a degree in education, specialising in Music. David went on to have a successful career as a teacher and head-teacher.

Matteo Ippolito

A talented drummer and passionate musician from Rome, Italy Matteo was born in Rome in 1986. He moved to London in 2010 to start a career as a professional musician. He joined Tech Music School and, a year later, he joined the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, where he started the BMus Degree course.

Eileen Brock

Eileen's son David says: "My mother died peacefully, aged 95 on 17 August 2012. She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and homemaker; selfless, devoted, caring, sacrificial and upright. "She loved music, particularly orchestral music and enjoyed going to the opera. In her younger days she played the piano well.

Christian Fagg

Christian John Fagg was born in Cleethorpes and was singing almost as soon as he could talk. He started teaching himself the guitar while at secondary school, and as his brother Kurtis was learning drums at the same time we had to apologise to the neighbours on a regular basis!

Shaun Kirkpatrick

Shaun’s musical career started at the age of 6. At school he learned both the flugel and tenor horns to a level that took him to the National Brass Band final at the Royal Albert Hall London by the age of 10.

Freddie Wells

Freddie Wells was born on 28 March 1932 in Primrose Hill, London, where he grew up. Fred was bombed out by the Luftwaffe and evacuated to St.Albans during the Second World War.

Philip Thomas Cunningham

Philip Cunningham was a much loved and respected teacher and musician in Shropshire. He sang with Clungunford Choir; taught flute, clarinet and oboe; and for more than a decade played clarinet with North Wales Symphony Orchestra and occasionally with Ludlow Orchestra.

Dave Hill

Dave Hill or Dave Saunders or Rudi whatever name you knew him by sadly passed away on 10 February 2013. Dave has been part of the fabric of the music scene in Portsmouth for as long that anyone cares can remember. He was into everything, all styles with a genuine interest from idea to completion.

Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston, my husband and soul mate, died suddenly on February 11 2012 aged 37 years. He left us behind - his beloved young daughter Beatrice and me, his sister, parents, his adoring family-in-law, nephews and nieces, friends and colleagues. He enhanced every life that he touched. Mark was a one-off.

John Olive

John left behind two legacies. The first was love he had for his daughter Alex, grandson Ashton, his Mum and Dad and his brother and sister as well as a massive amount of friends. His other great love was music.

Rob Howells

When Rob moved to London in his early twenties, he decided to specialise in the bass guitar and he responded to an ad to join a band. The group fronted by lead singer Bianca Denham eventually decided on the name Hansom Pilot and began writing their own music. The band began playing gigs around London, attracting a regular fanbase.

Chris Langeland

Chris was best known for playing guitar and being co-songwriter with Bury St Edmunds based garage band Thee Vicars. He'd previously played with psychedelic band Generation of Swine and was a member of Thee Vicars' side-project, The Wailin' Yeahs.

Dan Bayford

Bay to his mates, ‘Dan the Man’ to his family and DJ Blitz in his heart.

Kerri-Ann Jaclyn King

"Kerri-Ann (aka Kezza) was one of those people who always put others first. A beautiful soul: she was kind, selfless, fun-loving, and always had a smile for others no matter what she was going through. "She absolutely loved music, science, her family and friends and she had a wicked sense of humour that often seemed to come out of nowhere!

Matt Singh

Matt Singh passed away on 9 July 2012, aged 48. He was extremely passionate about music; producing and writing his own music under the name Indus Warrior. His daughters Nadisha and Janine explain that Youth Music would be close to his heart, as music was his life.

Miles Blake

Miles (also known as Milo) was born on 14 February 1987. His untimely death on 22 April 2012 was a day when a huge light went out in the world. His love of music was immense, it was something he so enjoyed and was something he was really good at and it gave him hours of immense pleasure.

Matt Tuppen

If you knew Matt even just a little bit you knew he loved and hated music. He was opinionated and knew what he liked and that just shows how passionate he was. He was sloppy on the guitar, shocking at singing, but he was truly talented on the drums. He could play anything, and as with most drummers he loved playing loud and fast.

Derek Foster

Derek was born in 1922 in Nottingham and brought up in an era where singing songs around the piano on Sunday evening was a common family occurrence. Encouraged by his mother he learnt to play the piano and joined the church choir, eventually singing at St. Mary’s Church, Nottingham.

Craig Allnutt

Craig Allnutt spent the last 20 years designing and operating lights for bands and artists. He contributed to putting on many performances over the years and loved the music and people that he worked with.

Mike Levon

Mike was born on 19th December 1944 on a farm near Grantham. He was always interested in literature, art and music. In 1963 he began at Bretton Hall College as an English student where he met his wife Shirley. It was at Bretton that his passion for recording music developed.

Noel Sheehy

Professor Noel Sheehy, a psychologist at Liverpool John Moores University was a highly respected member of the UK psychology community.

Matthew Carr

Matthew – known to his friends as Matt - grew up in Oxford, moving to Harrogate in 2010. He passed away on June 19th 2011, aged 23. A gifted alto sax and keyboard player, Matt was into music from a very early age. His wide ranging taste was obvious from early on and he embraced everyone from Bach to Charlie Parker.

Win And Richard Stockwell

Win Stockwell loved music and was a talented singer and pianist. In the 1940’s and 1950’s she sang in the renowned Huddersfield Choral Society and was a member when they sang at the opening of the Royal Festival Hall in 1951 and also at the Edinburgh Festival of the same year.

Sean Morrissey

After a terrible accident as a teenager, Sean was handed a guitar to help him recover in hospital. He soon realized that his love was with the bass guitar. After many hours listening to songs and practising, he joined his first band at the age of 16 in Kildare, Ireland.

Paul Gartland

Paul Gartland was a talented trumpet player who very sadly passed away on 23rd February 2011 at the age of 49. During his musical career he played with several bands at many locations, mainly around London and the South East. His early performances as a teenager were with Jazz Bands, his first of which was with ‘The 1066 Jazz Band’.

Pete Nash

Pete Nash was a highly talented and well-known musician born in the East End of London. He started playing in the early 60s, right at the start of the British Blues boom. He later joined the band of Steve Marriott, playing with the likes of Jimmy Reed & Sonny Boy Williamson, but turned down the chance of joining the Small Faces.

Philip Marriott

Philip, known affectionately as ‘Bob’, grew up in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, with his sisters Beccy and Emily, and his parents Ceri and Richard.

Doug Flack

Doug Flack passed away in 2006. Doug had a passion for music and was always interested in encouraging people to play. He spent many hours of his own time teaching drums to anyone who wanted to learn and never charged a single penny!