A MUSIC project which aims to give new artists a chance of live performance experience has launched in Holmfirth.
Hosted by The Picturedrome, the project stages gigs which aim to give up and coming bands and soloists a chance to shine in front of an audience. The gigs are run on a non-profit basis, which means the proceeds are split between performers and the technicians on the night - ensuring they are rewarded for a good night's performance regardless of what the venue took on the door or bar.
The project has been running for three months so far and organiser Liam Root says it is a growing success.
"It is growing in popularity. Our whole concept is to make more use of Holmfirth's existing venues and spaces and create a more cultural aspect to our village, with access to all ages. We never intended on making any profit and any that we do make we put back into the project itself.
"We have a range of performers, from unusaul eltro/folk musicians, to hiphop, and indie. Anyone who appreciates music should be able to find something they like within the diversity of the events. If the project progresses, we intend on staging a large charity event with six to eight performers, in August."
The next project event will be on April 19, when Huddersfield hip hop / soul/ funk group Extra Curricular will perform. Also on the gig roster are Holmfirth band Northern Beats, who are about to release an EP, plus local MC Score and Huddersfield indie band The Bluelights and opener Jimmy Dare, playing acoustic modern classics.
To find out more, or to get involved, email Liam at Rootsmanuvered@hotmail.co.uk