“Alcohol addiction kills about 2.5 million people each year world wide.”
On February 22nd 2013 Henry Maybury lost his brother Tom Maybury to alcoholism. Although Henry was ultimately destroyed by his brother’s passing he decided to use the heartbreaking experience to raise awareness about alcohol abuse.
So what did he do?
He picked up his guitar and used his singing and song writing talents to create a tribute video for his brother Tom, that has recieved more than 1 million views on You Tube. Amazing!
Henry joined us on the podcast to talk about losing his brother to addiction, his music and his mission to raise global awareness about alcohol abuse and addiction.
You can listen to the podcast with Henry, Right Here.
You can watch and listen to Henry’s song “Lost Days” below. This is the one that broke You Tube!
Here’s more on Henry –
As a young singer and songwriter, Henry has already had his share of life changing experiences. A talented rugby player and athlete, Henry was struck down at the age of 14 with a debilitating illness and then spent years in and out of treatment to ease the pain from the resulting arthritis. Quickly recognising that a sports career was a fading dream, Henry turned his focus to something else he loved; music.
As his talent developed, Henry began to perform at festivals wherever he could – from local gigs to national competitions for unsigned acts. But as success appeared around one corner, tragedy appeared around another; Henry’s oldest brother Tom died from an alcohol related illness.
Tom was more than just a big brother for Henry, he was a mentor, critic and a constant source of encouragement for him, even as he struggled with alcohol addiction in the months before his death. Tom’s perseverance only served as an additional inspiration for Henry to succeed, and, when Tom finally lost his battle on February 22nd 2013, Henry knew what he had to do.
Motivated to tell others about his experiences in life, Henry began writing songs that expressed his own personal experiences, both good and bad. Henry’s forthcoming EP will be released in 2014 as a precursor to his debut album ‘Timeline’, and features his debut song “Lost Days” which achieved over a million views on YouTube in just over a week.