At the start of October 2014 Beat Bazaar launched a community album project, funded by Trafford Housing Trust Community Panels, which enabled emerging artists, musicians and producers from the community to collaborate, write and record their own original songs and work towards a release quality album collaboration
The project was lead by a team of local music professionals including singer songwriter and vocal coach Sylvia Tella, multi skilled producer and youth leader Stephen ‘Diemond’ Williams; Musician and producer Lorien Edwards; Music manager Ottilia Ördög .The Project worked with a team of emerging producers and trainee engineers: Omari aka O dot, Rahman Kebbie, Ezekiel Taylor, Dagga G, DJ Void plus budding cameraman Morgan Eccleston.
The artists featuring on the album include Empress Asher, Fitz, G-Host, Angeli, Che3kz, Wyatt, Empress, Natty G, Bedos, Jenni Shield, Gman & Courts, Vuyo Makhoba, Amy Faulner, Shkiesha Pryce
The participants also performed their new songs on the stage with a live band at the Beat Bazaar Studio Jam Showcase which took place in January at 1 Primrose Street Ancoats. The collaboration resulted in a tight ‘MCR Music family’ unit who continued to work together, after the project finished.
The album will be dropping in 2016. Watch This Space.
Check out some photos from the Community Album Project which took place at Unity Radio Studios, Wyatt’s rehearsal room and other professional studios around Manchester.