Pals record video in tribute to Jake

Jake Mulvaney
Jake Mulvaney

Two school pals of a 22-year-old man from Wootton who died after his car crashed have recorded a professional tribute song and video in his memory – fast becoming a social media sensation.

Brothers Jay Mennell and Kirt Mennell who went to school with the late Jake Mulvaney were inspired to write a rap song to their popular and much-loved friend after his death in July.

Jay, whose street name is ‘Chest’, said: “We dedicate it to our good friend Jake who sadly passed away.

“We’re going to try and push the song as much as possible for his sake as he was a part of a lot of people’s lives.

“All we ask is for everyone to share, like and comment on the video to get the recognition Jake deserves. Many people have listened to it. We are pleased and proud it has a happy vibe.

“Jake lived life to the full and we hope the video reflects the fact. We decided to embrace the moment - everyone has done him proud and we just want to say thanks to everyone who has supported it throughout Bedford - not just in Wootton.

“So many people were devastated when they heard the news. My brother Kirt (‘Reazon’) and me went to Wootton Upper School in the year above Jake. We knew him for 11/12 years.

“We first met when we played football for the U10s team.

“We decided to write a song to honour him. We actually recorded it after his wake.

“It was a very emotional day for everyone concerned but it was great to see everyone come together and pay respect in a way Jake would have loved, and a lyric from the chorus in the song reflects this as the whole group echo: ‘you know we love you like that.’”

The song is entitled Reazon Ft. Chest - Jakey (RIP JAKE MULVANEY).

The opening sequence reads: “RIP Jakey. 4.7.92 - 26.7.14. Gone but never forgotten.”

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