Young performers from Making Tracks performed to crowds at Trinity’s free Garden Party. The project is a collaboration between Trinity Centre, Basement Studios and ACE, and offers life changing music opportunities for young people in Bristol.
The annual event, that sees crowds swell to over two thousand, was opened by Area of Effect on the main stage. The three piece punk band is supported by Basement Studios, a youth work and music charity in Bristol.
“The stage was amazing. It was our biggest stage to play on yet. Very nice sound quality and just a good crowd as well” said the band on the experience.
Sam Neal, who has been supported by Trinity through the Making Tracks project, played new songs from his EP that he is recording at Trinity. While the Inside Stage saw fantastic performances from Trinity’s Louis Stone, Basement studios MC Ziggy Thewin and an incredibly fun DJ set from Trinity's Lee Baker.
"It's really exciting to see how Making Tracks is already opening up new opportunities for young people in need. Not only did young people we work with get a massive boost playing on a proper stage at a big event, as a result some of them who are non attending or excluded from school, are being referred for Trinity's one to one music support service - that's partnership and progression right there!"
Troy Tanska, Manager, Basement Studio
Making Tracks offers young people the chance to take part in a wide range of music making activities alongside 121 and group tutoring young people beneift from mentoring, peer learning and joint-project activity. There are more events planned for young people to perform and gain industry skills, including a slot on the Unity Stage at this years St Pauls Carnival, Sat July 7th.