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Boost for young musical talent

Young musicians have been given a helping hand thanks to a new project.

The Revolve Music Project has been set up to run music workshops for young people in the town.

The sessions, which take place at the Syke Community Base, aim to help young musicians learn and develop new skills.

The initiative is being organised and run by Ste Hamer and Dameon Earnshaw, who both used to work at the Backdoor Music Project in the town.

The workshops started running in the summer and have been attracting around 20 people to each session. Anyone taking part gets to help produce a music track based on the subject of racism and cohesion. Eventually, all the tracks will be made into an album and given to all those who have taken part.

The programme is being funded by Rochdale Youth Service via Syke Base.

Mr Hamer said: “It is going well at the moment. Things are happening and we are going with the flow and keeping our fingers crossed.

“We are hoping one day, if we get the funding, just to be here for young musicians to pop in and get a free recording.

“Eventually we hope to have a radio station to promote the bands, these are all ideas, we are overflowing with ideas and we will try our hardest to make them a reality.

“We are looking for bands for rehearsals, we want to get young bands in; we have got all our own equipment and we want to get a database together with competent musicians.”

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