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Album launch will benefit youth project

Thursday, 16 May 2013

A CD launch will put money back into a Youth Service project that nurtures young musical talent.

Full Moon Fallout will launch its first album at a special gig at the Youth Arts Centre in Douglas on Friday 24th May at 7pm.

Album Launch

The band (pictured) – which last year recorded the Island’s official TT single – comprises Paul Cooper and Jenni Smith, plus Paul’s daughter Georgia Cooper and Krysia Fitzpatrick, both 15.

Paul and Jenni help run Soundcheck, the Youth Service’s long-established project to encourage young music-makers. The project is in its 16th year and operates in Douglas, Peel, Ramsey and Castletown, offering young people aged 14 to 19 rehearsal space, instrument use, PA equipment, advice and support. Sessions are currently over-subscribed.

Soundcheck performs at events Island-wide as well as hosting its own gigs at the Villa Marina. It is planning a number of special events for Island of Culture 2014.

With support from the Isle of Man Arts Council and Britannia International, the project has a studio at the Youth Arts Centre and can now issue recordings under its own, in-house label.

Proceeds from sales of the TT single all went to Soundcheck and the £5 cover price of the album, ‘Some Things are Meant to Be’, will be ploughed back into the project, too.

Dave Hattersley, Youth Officer with the Department of Education and Children’s Youth Service, said:

‘Soundcheck provides a safe environment with like-minded people to practice and develop as a band, while gigs allow young people to gain confidence and experience in playing live in front of an audience.’

Entry to the launch is free. 

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