Crewe boss song is a radio hit
Crewe boss’ song is a radio hit
The owner of a recruitment company in Crewe could be set to storm the music charts after a song she recorded is proving to be a big hit on an East Midlands radio station.
Jessica Marshall from Absolute Recruitment recorded her version of the Sinéad O’Connor hit Nothing Compares 2 U and bosses at 103 The Eye have added the song to its playlist after listeners said they loved it.
The song has been championed by DJ Sandy Iliff at the station based in Melton Mowbray, which reaches more than 80,000 listeners across the Vale of Belvoir as well as Nottingham and Leicester.
Sandy loves Jessica’s cover of the song and says that it gives the original version a real run for its money.
“I first played the song on my Saturday show a couple of weeks ago and it’s gone down really well with our listeners,” she said.
“The station bosses love it too, which is why it’s been playlisted - which means it will get plenty of airtime in the coming weeks.
“Jessica is very talented and has delivered a very professional version that really captures all the emotions within the song.
“I’m delighted that Jessica is getting the recognition she deserves because she’s got a brilliant voice.”
Sandy has been keen to showcase Jessica’s talent because the pair worked together in Crewe a few years ago and she knew the now owner of four recruitment companies loved singing.
After the pair got back in touch via Facebook, Jessica told Sandy she was still singing and had recorded the song, which she had entered on an American talent website. Sandy tracked it down and has been playing it ever since on her Eye on Demand request show.
Jessica has been gobsmacked at her newfound fame.
“I’ve always loved singing and recorded quite a few songs over the years but that’s about as far as it’s gone because I’ve been busy building up my business,” she said.
“I didn’t think Sandy would find the song, let alone play it, and I was a bag of nerves when I first heard it being played on the radio.
“But what has really taken me aback is the reaction to the song both by the bosses at the station and the listeners who want to keep playing it.
“I’m trying to keep my feet on the ground as I have businesses to run but it’s a great feeling having a hit song.”