Fifteen talented young musicians from Burton upon Trent and Swadlincote have recently released three charity singles following an inspiring four day music industry masterclass.
The group aged between 13 and 19 years spent an intensive four days with music industry professionals writing, performing and recording their own original tracks in a unique project delivered by Make Some Noise and funded by the National Foundation for Youth Music.
The three bands played live to a full audience at the Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton upon Trent in September debuting their new songs accompanied by singer/songwriter Laura White.
Each track has been released and is now available to purchase on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music and You Tube. All proceeds from record sales will be donated to Make Some Noise music charity for future projects with young people.
The tracks were entirely written by the groups and inspired by the support they have received from their families encouraging their musical careers as well as the advice they had received during the masterclass.
Taking part in the ‘Wired for Sound Futures’ project has helped build their confidence, self-esteem as well as songwriting and performance skills.
The three bands and their tracks are:
Group 3 – Inside Your Mind (Conor, John, Alex, Shannon, Bethany)
Wired – New Generation (Annabelle, Hollie, Georgia, Amelia, Jasmin)
No Tomorrow – Afraid (Kirby, Eden, Tabi, Oscar, Bethany)
Bryony Robinson, Wired for Sound Futures Co-ordinator said: “It’s so exciting to hear these tracks which are a result of all the hard work and dedication of these highly talented young people. All proceeds from the record sales will generate much needed funds for Make Some Noise to enable them to continue their work with disadvantaged children and young people locally”.
When asked about the experience, those involved were incredibly generous with their praise:
"It was an amazing experience, she learnt so much and gained confidence in herself and abilities, she would definitely do it again, thank you
"It was amazing to see her come alive with such enthusiasm when she was on the course. She had always liked music but it enabled her to tap into something new.
"This has been a fantastic opportunity has given her the determination to carry on with her passion for music. I can't put into words how much she enjoyed it and has said many times since that she wishes she could relive the week again. Thank you"
"The whole week had a real positive feel to it and hewas able to see the music industry in a completely different way. He enjoyed every aspect of the week from meeting new people to performing at the end of the week. He has also discovered new opportunities. A great week with great people. A massive thank you to all."