Bright Lights for Knowsley’s EnChord youngsters!

Published on: Wednesday, 21-May-2014

Talented young musicians and singers from Knowsley played to a 150 strong crowd at the Picket in Liverpool.

The ten ‘EnChord’ acts performed rap, rock, solo sets and DJ sets at the packed gig. The highlight of the evening was Valentine 3’s headline act which was a roaring success.The Experience playing at The Picket

EnChord is a group of 13 to 19 year olds who came together as part of a Knowsley Leisure and Culture Service project in Stockbridge Village. The group run music workshops as well as gigging themselves.

The day after the Picket gig several members of the group boarded a train to the capital to meet with London Weekend Arts College (WAC) as part of a musical exchange.

The group took part in a master class with young people from WAC which focused on the origins of Hip Hop and R&B. They also had a look around the college and met with the staff.  Talks are now underway for joint annual gigs in both Liverpool and London.

Sarah Craven, Principle of Leisure and Culture, said:

“It was a fantastic few days for EnChord. There was a great atmosphere at the gig and all the acts went down a storm.

“These young people love music and really enjoyed the chance to perform in front of, and hopefully inspire, other like-minded youngsters.”

Eliza Brittles, EnChord Coordiantor, added:

“The trip to London was really insightful for the group and hopefully it will lead on to annual gigs for them in both Liverpool and London.”

EnChord is a youth music project for young people aged 13-19 years who reside in Knowsley. If you or someone you know would like to join, contact Eliza Brittles on 0151 443 2543 or email eliza.brittles@knowsley.gov.uk