Get In Tune For The Ultimate Music Experience

Get In Tune For The Ultimate Music Experience

Young people across the city are being urged to sign up for a lifechanging music experience, as part of the Nerve Centre’s SYNC Music Promise project.
 
So far, hundreds of 11 to 18-year-olds have taken part in the SYNC – Music Promise in the Community initiative, creating and performing music at prestigious festivals such as Music City, Glasgowbury and Culture Tech, to name a few.
 
And it’s not too late to get involved! Martin McGill, music programme manager at the Nerve Centre, said: ‘The first six months of the project have been amazing. More than 40 of our professional mentors have been working with young musicians in every neighbourhood of the city, using the latest technologies and helping young people to create an extraordinary amount of music, in every style and genre.
 
‘Now we’re gearing up for Part Two! If you are interested in getting involved or want more information you can track us down at www.nervecentre.org or call Marty Coyle on 028 7126 0562.
Don’t be shy about getting involved. All you need is a passion for music.’
 
Currently in its sixth month, SYNC – Music Promise in the Community is supporting the next generation of young musicians from Derry/Londonderry to create and perform music, as well as offering mentoring and business advice, and opportunities to record tracks and songs.
 
Glenn Rosborough, music educator at the Nerve Centre and frontman of Intermission, said: ‘It’s a privilege to help these young, talented musicians begin to chart a path in the music industry. The buzz words are cooperation, creativity and a joy for life.’
 
Extraordinary talent has already emerged from the groups involved, with young people taking advantage of live radio showcases and performances at community events and large festivals. One of the programme highlights has been the Music Hothouse intensive workshops during the summer, culminating in live performances on the legendary Glasgowbury stage.
 
Gareth Lamrock, youth worker for Waterside & Rural, said: ‘Witnessing the magic of the Hothouse/Glasgowbury week, the buzz on the bus on the way home was something you don’t see too often. That journey home was the end of the Music Hothouse but not the end of those young people’s musical journey and they knew it. 10 out of 10 all round.’
 
The Nerve Centre’s ground-breaking programme has been endorsed by many professional musicians, most notably world-renowned US guitarist Steve Vai who took a moment amidst a jaw-dropping masterclass at the Nerve Centre recently to declare the Music Promise ‘vital and beautiful’.
 
For further information go to  www.nervecentre.org, or contact Marty Coyle on m.coyle@nervecentre.org, 028 7126 0562.
 
 
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