BUDDING young musicians will get the chance to emulate their heroes and rock out on stage for the first time as part of a national arts day.
Cadence Cafe CIC, in Tyldesley, is running a Build a Band workshop allowing people to learn their favourite style of music from scratch and perform in just a day in July.
The event will see musicians helping people pick up their chosen instrument and develop their skills with intensive one-to-one tuition before an evening gig at the Chapel Street cafe, with the event forming part of the national Our Big Gig event to promote grass-roots arts participation.
The tuition will be free and young people turning up will be able to pick up tips from some of the borough’s brightest up-and-coming talent with Thom Rylance from The Lottery Winners, who have supported the likes of Jamie Cullum, already signing up to help.
Danny Simm, from Cadence Cafe CIC, said: “Last year we put on a gig for this event, so this time around we thought we should do something completely different.
“Music tuition can be very expensive but, with this, children from disadvantaged backgrounds or families who can’t afford to pay £30 an hour for music lessons can come to Cadence and get some tuition.
“We will then help them form their own bands and in the evening they will have their own gig and play the songs they’ve put together in the afternoon.”
Cadence currently needs to find around £830 to put on the event, and has posted an online fund-raising page to try and attract support from the borough’s arts and music community.
The Build a Band workshop takes place at Cadence Cafe CIC in Tyldesley on July 12, as part of the Our Big Gig weekend. To find out more, visit www.spacehive.com./buildabandworkshop