Year 11 Kadina High School student Kiwat Kennell has recorded the tribute song he performed at the funerals of his school friends who died in a recent car accident in Broken Head. He hopes to release the song and raise money to further the crusade of the boys parents who want to prevent future tragedies on our roads.
The Lads Song can be listened to at www.myspace.com/kiwatkennell, however it is not able to be downloaded. The song pays tribute to Corey New, Paul Morris, Bryce Wells and Mitchell Eveleigh, whose deaths have put P-plater licensing laws squarely on the national agenda.
Ive given a copy to all of the families but thats as far as Ive gone, he said.
Kiwat said the song had been recorded by Bees Neez studios in Lismore and he was currently working with a friend to design a cover and booklet.
Robert (Bryce Wells father) is trying to push for compulsory driver training courses for P-platers, and I stand by him on that, said Kiwat. And most of my friends will stand by him. If my CD gets released and makes money, it could go towards that.
Kiwat said young drivers need more experience in different conditions like wet roads, driving in the heat and driving at night.
He said the death of his friends had definitely made him slow down.
And I make sure everybody in my car has got their seatbelt on, he said.
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