New music project at Swindon 105.5

(L-R) Musicians Lewis James and Nathan Baines record with Chris English

A team from Swindon 105.5 community radio have launched a new music project that hopes to help budding musicians from all backgrounds find their voice.

The project is based at Liden Library and utilises the Sir Daniel Gooch studio at Swindon 105.5 to record tracks with artists from across the town, including staff from the station itself.

An expression of interest from the group has been put in to operate half of Liden library and expand the project to include full recording facilities, space for instrument lessons and more.

Andy Watts, who has helped set up the project said: “Anybody from the community is welcome as long as they have fun. This is for those people who want to make music but thought they couldn’t for whatever reason.

“We will be running a 10-week training course with anyone interested in using the recording equipment and creating their own tracks, and setting up events for project users. This is a user led service that focuses on people and finding their musical voice.”

The project kicked off their first live show at Bake ‘N’ Roll on Groundwell Road in early February as part of the cafe’s new evening opening hours, providing a well attended open mic session.