Wychavon Youth Music Project
After many years of delivering Wychavon Youth Music in the High Schools, Wychavon District Council have decided this year to support those adults that have set themselves up as a band or individual performer, but are aged 18-25 years instead. The project is looking to support those people that want to go in to the music industry but just need a bit of a helping hand taking their act a little further and also creating more performance opportunities.
Ade Holbrook, from AD&R management is leading on the project again. He has been working with at least 9 bands and soloists so far since September. Some of them have included;
Priori, a 3 piece rock band who melodic hooks and crunching guitar riffs have entertained thousands of people all over the country. They are currently recording their 3rd EP and look to release it before the end of 2015.
Tokyo Marching Band, a 4 piece electro pop outfit who have written several tracks featured on the ‘BBC Unsigned’ series and are currently enjoying popularity across the Midlands with several gigs booked in some of Birmingham’s most prestigious venues.
Abby Inez, a solo artist who also performs as part of a duo who are being signed to Universal and have toured in support of Country music sensations ‘The Shires’ playing across the country. Abby is also a songwriter working with various
co-writers on tracks for today’s pop market. She has been featured in a number of national newspapers and magazines including Cosmopolitan.
Polary, a 3 piece emo rock band that have been playing music together since they were in their early teens and have played support slots to various Kerrang featured bands across the country and have recently been chosen to play as part of the European Tour Collective round of gigs.
Elliot Smith, a solo singer currently finishing off his first full length album with a style in the era of Frank Turner’s folk roots merging with popular heartfelt lyrics. A very current sound and one worthy of big things.
James Williamson, as a solo performer James has performed primarily in the local area but this opportunity is allowing him to look further a field with confidence in his new material. It is this new confidence and belief that is necessary to take his music to the next level.
Ade from AD&R productions said "This music project provides the best skills, mentoring and focus that musicians need to succeed in this ever fast paced and changing world of the music industry. Those currently involved have shown real quality and I have no doubt will continue to shine in 2016 and beyond with their talent, drive and determination
Thom from Tokyo Marching Band said “having had the opportunity to work with Ade at different points in my development as a musician I can safely say that there is always something new to learn from his seemingly endless well of experience and wisdom….. Even now as a graduate looking to find
my foothold in the music industry there is still so much to learn about the business side of the arts as well as things you cannot be taught in a conventional classroom.”
Wychavon Youth Music will finish with an end of project gig at The Iron Road in Evesham around Easter time, where some of them will perform so check out local press for more details of the gig.
For more information contact Jenny Davis, Arts Development Officer 01386 565396