A former West Kirby pupil has been selected to take part in a music development programme designed by Merseyrail and Liverpool music magazine Bido Lito.
Following an open call to musicians based in the city region, a diverse selection of artists will now undertake an eight-week programme of activity.
Adam Charo, a former Hilbre High School pupil, who performs as Podge, joins the programme alongside a host of other up and coming musicians.
Adam, who is originally from Greasby, is hoping to meet more local musicians through the programme.
He said: “I don’t remember actively seeking music on a large scale until I was about 14 when my friends were doing the same. I started to teach myself bass around then and the goal was always to make my own music or make music with my friends.”
The new project provides extensive development sessions and mentoring to musicians showing promise in all areas of the Merseyside music scene.
The first semester of Merseyrail Sound Station took place in the summer of 2018 with artists benefitting from advice from industry professionals and performing at BBC Music Day as part of Merseyrail Sound Station Live at Liverpool Central Station.
The artists taking part in semester two of Merseyrail Sound Station are as follows:
Rachael Jean Harris–https://soundcloud.com/rachaeljeanharris/carson
Salt the Snail–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymDOJXODsPg
Wild Fruit Art Collective–
The artists will begin the programme of activity with studio workshops at Sort Rehearsal Rooms in the Baltic Triangle at the end of January, focussing on songwriting, arrangement and studio techniques.
Also included in the suite of development sessions is an artist masterclass with Rebecca Hawley from breakthrough electro pop act Stealing Sheep at the Philharmonic Hall. An industry day at the British Music Experience will also give artists the opportunity to glean advice from music business professionals.