It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you, our most recent
patron, Mr Les Spaine.
We visited Les with a view to featuring his story in a newsletter
or one of our monthly bulletins, but it quickly became apparent
that Les had a great deal more to offer us, and to our delight he
readily asked what more he could do to help.
Les’ cancer journey is quite typical, he had no symptoms but
was encouraged to have a PSA Test by a good friend, himself
a former patient of Professor Chris Eden, Consultant Urological
The test highlighted irregularities and treatment began. To quote
Les ‘I am here today because I listened to my friend Alan, got
a test, and put myself in the hands of Professor Eden and
his team at the miracle factory.
I said to myself that if I get through this, I will step up and do
for others what Alan did for me’
And so, good to his word, Les is now a patron of the Prostate
Project, and it is here where we should mention why we are so
excited to have his support.
Les grew up in Liverpool, where his passion for music lead him
to London and an executive position at EMI Records. But it was
during his time at Capitol Records and the legendary Motown
label where the wonderfully modest Les developed relationships
with some of the biggest names in the world of music.
Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, The Commodores, Prince and
Smokey Robinson are just a few of the huge acts that Les has
worked with, he also became friends with Marvin Gaye and even
produced the ‘My Old Piano’ video for Diana Ross.
Nowadays Les owns and operates Les Spaine Music, a
management and live event agency, he is also part of the
Performing Rights Society steering committee for ‘Power Up’,
a movement dedicated to countering racism and injustice in
the music industry. Les was also recently honoured to join the
Liverpool City Council Music Board.
We are thrilled to have the support of Les and we could not be
happier that he chose to accept our invitation to become a patron
of the Prostate Project.