Washington songwriter designs missing person music smartphone app

Nigel Graham, of Wellbank Road, Washington, who has recorded a song
Nigel Graham, of Wellbank Road, Washington, who has recorded a song
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A WASHINGTON songwriter is continuing his quest to help families of missing children around the world.

Nigel Graham devotes his spare time to composing songs to help promote the search for missing people.

Now he has created a smartphone app which brings together all of his music and videos.

The technology – which can be downloaded to Android phones – is called Find Me Music and includes songs Nigel has written for missing British youngsters Madeleine McCann, Ben Needham, who disappeared from the Greek island of Kos and runaway Andrew Gosden from Doncaster, as well as Canadian Jessie Foster, who was 21 when she disappeared from Las Vegas, missing 10-year-old Lindsey Baum, from Washington in the US and Brenda Gomez, a Mexican girl allegedly snatched seven years ago.

The self-taught musician now receives appeals for help from around the world and has appeared on radio and TV stations internationally.

But one of his latest anthems is to a girl who won’t be coming home.

Canadian mum Sarah Doiron contacted Nigel after daughter Kayla died in suspicious circumstances.

The song Angels Fly in the Sky is now being used by group Mothers Against Murderers.

His next project involves a missing Italian youngster, Denise Pipitone, who vanished in 2004.

Speaking about his work, he said: “I feel good about helping people and families all over the world.”

Busy Nigel, from High Usworth in Washington, has also created a best-selling iPhones ring tone, which can be used by worried parents to alert children that they need to answer their phone urgently. He has also composed four pieces of music for International Missing Children’s Day on Friday, May 25.

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