Tributes to "All Right Now" song writer Andy Fraser pouring in from all over the world after his death
Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rock anthem "All Right Now" when he was a teenager for the British rock band Free, passed away on Monday March 16, 2015 in his home in California. His family has announced that his funeral and memorial services will be privately held in California, where he had been living for over 30 years. An organized tribute celebration for his loyal fans is being considered for later this year in his homeland of England.
By: Mctrax International
LOS ANGELES - March 23, 2015 - PRLog -- Close friend and collaborator Eric Donaldson, President of NINETEEN87, produced a moving tribute video in honor of Andy Fraser, which he gifted to Andy's family. “I think Andy wrote this song “Healing Hands” just for this moment. I am once again humbled by his ability to evoke emotions from within all of us. That is, we all have someone in our lives he wrote this for. Or, maybe that person is you. Forget the video for a moment. Close your eyes and listen to the song, to the words. And just when you think you’re about to cry, open your eyes and see how happy he is that you’re listening.” - Eric Alan Donaldson, Film Producer
“We got word that Joe Bonomassa already dedicated four of his shows this week at Hammersmith Apollo in London. Andy would have been very pleased, as he mentioned many times how much he admired Joe. Andy even likened Bonomassa to Fraser's former bandmate Paul Kossoff. “Nobody has ever captured Koss like Bonomassa does, he makes it look so easy.” It just brought me to tears yesterday when I got the news,” stated Cyrene Jagger, Manager of Fraser's record label and multi-media firm Mctrax International.
His eldest daughter Hannah wrote this statement - “My sister Jasmine, my mother Ri, and I have been reunited from across the world as we cry, laugh and share stories of what a remarkable and unique man Andy has been. “As we receive letters and condolences from around the world we are deeply moved by the love and gratitude that people feel for Andy, and what he gave to each person’s life. The world knew the larger than life personality that was Andy Fraser, and we are being given deeper gems of insight into what a funny, charismatic, and a vastly generous soul he was. He never talked about what he did for others... he just did it, understated and cool. People are letting us know how much he treasured us three, his little family... even more than he could say to us. So many times we are told how proud he was of his daughters. May we always live up to the trust he had in us, and carry his message forward. He communicated his passion, humanity, love, and caring for the world through his music. It’s all in the songs. ~ Hannah”
His second daughter Jasmine wrote this - “I have such a deep sorrow for the loss of my father. My love and respect for him grew stronger as we became closer over the last few years, and in many ways I was still finding out what a truly beautiful soul he is, how much he loved and cared for people around him, and that his heart was so big he felt a responsibility to care for all people. I think he often had a hard time expressing himself on a person-to-person level, and poured so much of his feeling and emotion into his songs. He could be very private and was very driven to create his music and make a difference in the world, so the times we shared are so precious to me, especially when his cheeky humor and playful nature came out. He had so much optimism, despite all the hardships in his life, and was always ready to give of himself, jump on board and make things happen. I hope I can live up to the high bar that he has set. I will miss him so very much.” ~ Jasmine
Andy Fraser was an English singer, songwriter and bass guitarist whose career lasted over forty years and includes the notable period as one of the founding members, of the rock band Free. He leaves behind his daughters, Hannah and Jasmine Fraser and their mother Ri, his sisters Anne Fraser and Gail Fraser, brothers Gavin Fraser and Alex Fraser, and many friends and business collaborators in the entertainment industry.
Most recently Fraser was very active as CEO of his record label/multi-
“The family has requested that anyone who wishes to show their appreciation of Andy can donate to a cause that he was passionate about. Please choose something that touches your heart. You can honor Andy and his legacy by following his example, which was to choose to live your life in service, to the best of your ability, in the care and love of one another.”, states Jagger. The following is a list of charities that Andy Fraser was actively involved with.
Rock Against Trafficking http://rockagainsttrafficking.org/
Andy Fraser was a Board Member and Partner of this non profit whose purpose is to abolish sex slavery and human trafficking. He had donated his song “Every Kind of People” to the cause in 2014 and was a huge part of the music project "Set Them Free", a compilation album of Sting and Police songs, along with many of his musician friends. His cover song “Every Breath You Take” is set for posthumous release this year.
Blue Sphere Foundation http://www.bluespherefoundation.org
BlueSphere Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and production of artistic projects that raise awareness, foster education, and inspire action to address pressing conservation issues in the global marine environment. Andy was outspoken about his concern for the environment and had a deep love of the ocean. He was passionate about supporting his daughter Hannah 'Mermaid' Fraser’s ocean conservation activism.
Avaaz.org – The World In Action http://www.avaaz.org/
Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. Andy Fraser wrote his song “This is the Big One” after being inspired from communication reports he had received from Avazz.org regarding global warming.
Discovery Arts http://www.discoveryarts.org
Andy Fraser was an official “Celebrity Ambassador” of this non-profit that brings music, art and dance to children who are in the hospital undergoing treatment for cancer or life threatening illness. He had donated his song “Healing Hands” to the charity in 2008.
Operation of Hope http://operationofhope.org/
Operation of Hope provides life-changing surgical care, healthcare & medical training programs in under-served areas of the world through international collaboration among medical & non-medical volunteers. Andy Fraser had met 16 year old Blessing Makwera and was deeply touched by his circumstance. He had a personal friendship with President Jennifer Trubenbach, whom he had great admiration for.