Foster a band for opportunity to get in on the act
OWNERS of Hull's new recording studio are looking at ways of supporting flourishing local talent.
Fruit Trade Music is working on a new scheme for people to foster a band and show their support for the Hull music scene.
Set up in a former warehouse in Humber Street, Fruit Trade Music is the brainchild of father and son duo Malcolm and Mikey Scott, who aim to nurture some of the region's emerging artists.
Mikey said: "The jam between imagination and funding needs to be released.
"The public sector has more urgent responsibilities and we want people to support their local bands.
"Our new scheme includes the opportunity to follow the progress of the venture and join the act in the studio.
"The sponsor will be recognised in the CD itself and Fruit Trade will tailor the whole partnership to meet their interests.
"Every successful band member has a hometown or city. It could be Hull in 2013."
Anyone interested in fostering a band and supporting them can apply and will be sent a copy of Eskimo Party's The Big Freeze CD to listen to the standard of music the studio produces.
For five years Mikey has been recording bands under the guise of Backyard Studio in a converted garage at his city home.
Mikey's dad Malcolm is an entrepreneur with a background in commercial property.
He spotted the chance to secure a lease on the former warehouse and a three-month rebuilding programme followed.
The outcome is a first for the region – a recording studio where the viewing gallery is the street outside.
Visit fruittrade music.com for more information about the venture and to foster a band.