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Musicmakers' major hopes.

PLANS for a pounds 100,000 recording studio will be unveiled at a major music event in the Vale of Glamorgan tomorrow. The move is part of an ongoing project to bring music to youngsters living in isolated and deprived pockets of the county.

In addition to the studio plans, 14 young graduates of a pioneering rock school will showcase their talents at the special gig in Llantwit Major.

It is all the brainchild of Major Music, a voluntary organisation that has been running music workshops in the town since 2000, and which has just secured funding to employ a roving community musician.

Organiser Phil Kirkham said: ``It's important to emphasise that the showcase isn't the end. We see the project moving into the next phase and building on the success of the past three years. I believe Llantwit Major could become a centre of excellence for music.'' The showcase is the culmination of six months' hard work by youngsters who formed three groups under the guidance of local band The Lounge Lizards - who will also play on the night.

Major Music's next ambitious plan is to secure funding to the tune of pounds 100,000 to build a recording studio at Llantwit Major Youth Centre. The concert runs from 7.30pm to 12.30am and features a licensed bar. Tickets, available on the door, cost pounds 3 or pounds 2 for under-16s. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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ALL SET Right, Dan Gribble of Lounge Lizards who is tutoring Chris Mason, Rob Deere, Rob Pascoe and Danielle Kennedy. PICTURE: Paul Rose.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 4, 2003
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