Youth Music launch their new initiative 'Give a Gig Week' a nationwide music-making extravaganza, with the charity aiming to have 100 gigs happening in one week (24 - 31 March 2017).
Gigs can take place anywhere: your own living room, the local pub, legendary music venues or more unusual spaces. One band, The Monotones, plan to stream gigs live from all Three Peaks in the Yorkshire Pennines!
Former Youth Music participants spoke aout about the project; “Give a Gig is a really good idea because it allows singers, musicians and venues to do what they’re already doing for the benefit of a young person.” Laura Mvula, Ambassador, Youth Music.
“Without Youth Music we wouldn’t have got to where we are today, honestly! We’re supporting Give a Gig ‘cause we want others to have the same opportunities for making music that we did.” Rizzle Kicks.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor also lent her support; “Music is a huge part of my life and I feel so lucky to have been able to make a career out of something that I love so much. Youth Music creates music-making opportunities for thousands who would otherwise miss out. That’s why I’m supporting Give a Gig – so others can experience the joys of music as I’ve done.”
All info on the registration process can be found at www.giveagig.org.uk