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North Lincolnshire - Rock Academy North Lincolnshire

Our very own Rock Academy has been running for over a year now on Friday nights at the Kimberley Performing Arts Centre (KPAC) who are a partner in the project. KPAC is situated in the Riddings area of Scunthorpe and the sessions are run by Dave Foulds and supported by Jonathan Foulds, his son - so from the community musician point of view it is a bit of a family affair.  

The sessions have built in popularity and now regularly have 14 participants attending on a weekly basis, and numbers are growing almost every week.  Within the group there is a high proportion of female participants.

The young people are encouraged to have a go at guitar, drumming, singing and keyboards and when they play a concert it is not unusual to see participants trying their hand at lots of different instruments during the performance.  

The academy concentrates on classic rock and new writing - and the young people are encouraged to write and perform their own material whenever possible.

The band have performed at the Baths Hall, at Epworth Youth Centre and at KPAC and recently took part in the Epworth Music Day playing on an outdoor stage in the town, as part of a much bigger music project.