A man from Chorleywood says watching the leaves falling off the trees in The Common was what inspired him to write his most recent hit.
Phil Kelly, 56, has had a passion for music since a child and likes to write and record songs as a hobby.
The quantity surveyor said the idea for his most recent song, Falling Leaves (Autumn song), came into his head when he was walking his dog down The Common.
He said: “It just came into my head. The leaves were falling from the trees and lyrics started popping into my head and it went from there.”
His song is about how time passes and children grow up too quickly, and how him having two children who have grown up was like the life of a tree – they grow, prosper and leave home, much like leaves that fall off trees in Autumn.
Phil has been living in Chorleywood since 2006 and got back into music when his children started showing an interest music and instruments.
He added: “I write music as a little hobby, wanted to be a professional musician but realised that I wasn’t going to make it so put my equipment in my loft.
“I got back into it when my kids showed an interest in music and I love it.”
Locals may recognise Phil or his voice from recent performances on the local stage like Chorleywood Village Day and open mic nights.
To listen to Phil’s track, visit his SoundCloud page at Phil Kelly 4 or his YouTube channel; Phil Kelly.