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This was a new event at The Artz Centre and held in association with professional events company Sound Access. The aim of the night was to promote the musical talent of local singer song writers from across the community. The event was aimed at performers under the age of 21 with a few guest performers being an exception to the rule. Thirteen performers in total took to the stage infront of a packed house at the Artz Centre and treated the audience to some brilliant fresh new music along with some rearranged classics.

Artz Centre Director and host of the event Mark Ashton had this to say;

“We had the chance to work with the guys from Sound Access and wanted to bring something new to the centre. I always find that young people don’t get as many opportunities as they should to play their own music and this was about providing a platform for them to do just that. the atmosphere was fantatic on the night and the audience certainly got their monies worth. I was blown away by the talent on show from youngsters as young as 11 years old. I also wanted to give these young artists the chance to record their original songs here at The Artz Centre to help them promote themselves in the future. I want to also thank Chris Pate, the front man for the well known local band, The Arkanes who opened the night. I think the others certainly benefitted from his experience.

This is an event that we are certainly going to do again and hopefully give other young artists the chance to be heard”

Check out the video below and listen to some of the amazing talent on show recorded by Sound Access.

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Megan Sumner

Stand By Me – Ben E King (feat Sophie Fowler)

Georgia Gagen

Crazy – Gnarls Barkley (feat Alex Peak)

Valerie – Amy Winehouse (feat Alex Peak)


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