MUSIC FUSION – another amazing project from ALL FM 96.9

Fusion was a project for young people funded by Youth Music.

The project was originally aimed at 13 to 19 year olds who are keen to be part of making music. No previous music experience was necessary to take part – and it was free to attend – we just asked young people to bring their enthusiasm – we provided all the instruments, the tuition, snacks, transport and lots of great opportunities.

Professional musicians worked with us to run weekly workshops: guitar, drums, vocals and lyric writing.  As the young people became more confident and proficient they were given the chance to record their own original songs in a professional recording studio, to take part in live radio shows and to gig in venues around Manchester.  In addition they were offered the chance to train in presenting their own radio show at ALLFM.

The young people were encouraged to create their own bands too, working collaboratively or on solo pieces depending on their musical interests. After delivering 17 taster sessions in the summer of 2014, we started our core sessions from Sept 2014 running every week right through the school year until mid July 2015.  We ran our two-hour sessions from two hubs – one in Burnage at the South Leaning Centre on Broadhill Road, and one based within Cedar Mount Academy on Wembley Road in Gorton.

As a result of our project, 9 original songs were professionally recorded, we had 3 live gigs, we broadcast 4 live radio shows and had over 100 sessions of music tuition and rehearsal.  We have created this blog to give you a flavour of what we achieved together…..

Burnage Academy SLC.


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