Ripon band’s record dream

Rock/pop band Summer City are presented with their �500 cheque from the Keyfund Panel at Ripon Youth Centre. (S)
Rock/pop band Summer City are presented with their �500 cheque from the Keyfund Panel at Ripon Youth Centre. (S)

Successful Ripon rock/pop band, Summer City, has landed a grant to pay for a professional recording session.

The band which has been together for over three years, are a step closer to their dream of the big time thanks to North Yorkshire County Council’s Keyfund, run by its Youth Support Service.

Ben Raynard, Summer City’s 17-year- old drummer said: “It is great to have the support from Keyfund as without this we would not be able to develop our skills and gain professional help.”

The band has been working with Keyfund Facilitator Sylvia Mooney at Ripon Youth Centre developing key skill such as team work, money management and dealing the people in authority.

The group brainstormed ideas and presented them to a panel in the hope of getting a grant.

Their hard work paid off and they were awarded £500 to help pay for a session at a professional recording studio in Leeds working on their new material.

Sylvia said “I am very proud of these young men who have taken the time to do something positive with their talents and look forward to their starting stage three of the Keyfund process.”

To find out more about Keyfund visit www.keyfund.org.uk or contact James Parkes, Keyfund Facilitator on 01609 533932.

For more information on Summer City visit www.facebook.com/SummerCityBand