Law firm backs musical talent in Hereford

Livewire Central, a Close House music project run each year in the centre of Hereford, has been given an £800 boost by law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ charitable foundation.

The project, largely funded by Youth Music, is a music development week which takes place once a year at the Castle Green Pavilion in Hereford, during autumn half term. It drew 19 young people last year and is part of the wider Livewire project which gave 120 young people the chance to develop their musical talents in 2019. Thanks to the donation, young people have been able to record their original songs at Hereford’s KJM studios.

Chris Butts, Livewire Project Manager said: “It gives people a chance to develop what they enjoy – we have a really wide range of music, including hip hop, rock, soul and electronic tracks; the band music is much harder to record than solo performers, so we have to be selective about that.

“It’s a great way to bring out creativity and it helps to create a sense of community for the people who take part; we want to give young people every chance to develop their potential.”

Adam Finch, Partner, said: “This is a great way of giving talent a chance to flourish; I’m delighted that we could help.”