Over the next few months, we’ll be telling you some of the amazing stories from our hubs up and down the UK and Ireland. We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved and of all the hard work done by our hub workers and awesome champions. Here’s Lewis’ story…
Lewis has always loved music and wanted to work in the music industry. However, before he joined The Big Music Project, he knew very little about the industry and was struggling to get his career started. His involvement with TBMP also coincided with some problems in his personal life like family bereavement and TBMP helped him to manage a difficult period in my life.
Lewis’ Big Music Project
The Champions from The Hut, in Wakefield, decided to set up a music festival. Lewis and the other Champions managed the budget for the event. This included identifying local venues and negotiating with owners over prices. Having identified their preferred site, they planned the event and purchased the staging equipment that they needed within their budget.
The event was a great success with over 500 people attending. They decided to run the festival again and this time the acts included Jack Walton from the X Factor and over 2,500 people attended.
Lewis is also a DJ/rapper and these events gave him the opportunity to perform live in front of large audiences for the first time.
The Big Music Project helped Lewis to understand how the industry worked and what he needed to do to engage with it. Since then, his career has gone from strength to strength. Lewis’ videos on YouTube reach large audiences, he has over 102,000 followers on Twitter, he’s been on two UK tours supporting Dappy and Tinchy Stryder and played in front of 27,000 people at Wakefield’s annual bonfire and fireworks display at Thornes Park.
When we asked Lewis how The Big Music Project has helped him, he said “TBMP has opened the door for me to the career in the music industry that I have always wanted”.