THE “beautiful” music of a gifted Welwyn Garden City musician who died after his bicycle collided with a car will live on in a series of recordings.
The death of James McGee, which happened on the A10 in Ware last June, was featured on the BBC’s Traffic Cops last week.
He was struck by a Mini Cooper while cycling on a pitch-dark section of the road without any lights in what coroner Edward Thomas ruled was “a tragic accident”.
The broadcast was a shock to Mr McGee’s former musical collaborator Dashan Ferguson, who only learned of the 37-year-old’s death from watching the show.
The Ealing-based singer-songwriter told the WHT: “I’m trying to get in contact with his [Mr McGee’s] mother as I have a number of recordings I did with him – they’re beautiful recordings.
“I used to run a restaurant in Soho and he’d be busking outside.
“I play guitar and I recognised he had talent.”
Mr Ferguson told how he struck up a friendship with Mr McGee which led to their recorded jam sessions, which he is in the process of re-mastering.
He said he was keen to give Mr McGee’s relatives copies of the recordings as a lasting testament to his talent.
He said of the music they made together: “I was so delighted that I did these things with him.
“He was a wizard on it and it was all done in one take.
“I want him to live on in the recordings.”