On Thursday 26th September Band on the Wall, the legendary and award winning Manchester live music venue, launched their new Foundation with an exclusive event hosted by David Gest and featuring performances by Rose Royce’s Gwen Dickey and Aswad’s Brinsley Forde. The launch was attended by a plethora of celebrities, business leaders, politicians and supporters of the venue, all united by the common aim of providing opportunities for young people through music.
CEO, Gavin Sharp said:-
Making music transforms lives. With a target of £1 million, The Band on the Wall Foundation aims to work with communities facing enormous challenges to provide an accessible music programme and a sustainable learning centre for young people and emerging musicians.
It will give a musical voice to children and young people who are disadvantaged by economic deprivation, low educational achievement, crime, poverty and isolation. By providing opportunities for them through music, we can make a positive difference to their lives.