Bonus Episode; BAND IT ABOUT - Podcast Series Host/Creator Di Spillanereleased her debut blues/gospel single “The Underground Railroad” on the 22nd of September to raise Narcolepsy awareness on World Narcolepsy Day. In this episode, you will hear Di Spillane being interviewed by Zofia Dendunnen from PBAFMand then by Julie Reynolds whose community radio network program 'Saturday Breakfast with Julie Reynolds', is aired on over 30 community radio stations across Australia. “The Underground Railroad” is available to purchase on bandcamp, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, and YouTube Music.
To purchase on Apple Music:: https://music.apple.com/au/album/the-underground-railroad-single/1642022382
To purchase on bandcamp https://dispillane.bandcamp.com/track/the-underground-railroad
Di was inspired to write “The Underground Railroad” after discovering that one of the railroad’s most famous conductors Harriet Tubman remarkably managed to escape from slavery on her own, only to then spend more than 10 years returning to Maryland to lead her family and friends safely to freedom via a secret network of people, places and routes that provided shelter and assistance to escaping slaves, called the Underground Railroad. She did this despite suffering from the rare sleep disorder “secondary narcolepsy” or “posttraumatic hypersomnia”, which she developed after having received a severe blow to her head.
Di has lived with type 1 narcolepsy with cataplexy since childhood, and despite having had symptoms for most of her life, she didn't receive a diagnosis until she was 49. Di decided to release this song on the 22nd of September, 2022 to coincide with World Narcolepsy Day to help raise awareness of this rare debilitating sleep disorder.
Di Spillane vocals, Gail Page - bv's and harmonies, Rick Melick - piano, Edward Pollard - drums, Denis Surmon - bass guitar. Recorded by Brett Sody at Sody - Pop Recording Studios and Services, Norwood, South Australia.
Di Spillane's distrokid music link: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/dispillane/the-underground-railroad
BAND IT ABOUT - Podcast Series links can all be located here: https://linktr.ee/banditaboutpodcastseries
Stream “The Underground Railroad” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/03rcxSeM74KmhztER3hIu5?utm_source=SendGrid&utm_medium=Email+&utm_campaign=website
Di Spillane's Spotify Artist link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/44pP8CLQHmnKct6edFj2sH?si=mNlHCeQxSjW9HGZDc1_vzg
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