Organ transplant recipients in bid to release pop music album

A pop group made-up of organ transplant recipients is hoping to encourage more people to sign up for organ donation with the release of its debut album.

The Gifted Organs is made up of 18 musicians who have come together to record seven songs on the album in two top recording studios; Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios near Bath and Metropolis Studios in London.

The project is based in Bath and musicians from all over the UK have come together to record with the band.

The tracks are all original pieces composed by two of the band members whose lives were saved by organ transplants. The songs are a musical expression of the joy of life and are dedicated in memory of the donors and their families.

James Tottle, Gifted Organs manager, songwriter, rhythm guitarist and vocalist, said: “19 years ago, my life was saved by an unknown donor who gave me their heart and gave me a second chance. I decided to start the Gifted Organs and formed a band with fellow transplant patients as a tribute to or donors.

“We now want to use our musical talents to promote organ donation so that many other lives can be saved. The album is almost finished with only a few songs left to record and should be completed and ready for release in spring this year.”

For more information about the campaign, and to watch an introductory video, visit the Gifted Organs Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/giftedorgans/

A pre-sale of the album has gone live on Kickstarter on the 7th of January 2017. The group are hoping to raise £3,000 in order to realise their first album. You can find out more here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1978636404/gifted-organs-debut-album

Last medically reviewed: January, 2017 • January, 2020