Aidan and Luke from Thirsk, aka The Drivers, http://wearethedrivers.com/ have been part of the NYMAZ Music Ambassadors project since April and have developed from music enthusiasts, to a fully functioning outfit. They will be sharing aspects of their learning through video guides (posted on Youtube and the NYMAZMusic Facebook page ), culminating in: an Ultimate Guide to Busking - for young people, by young people.
As Ambassadors, the duo have also had the opportunity to develop their own skills in the following areas:
Software use – tracking, editing, mixing, mastering
Rooms and environment
Vocal and Performance techniques
Promotion packages and constructing materials
Marketing/Advertising and Brand Image
Dealing with clients
‘It went from us being a bit of a mess around/joke, to being established, buskers and giggers, with a website, all whilst working with NYMAZ’ - Luke
The Ambassadors meet each Wednesday evening, 6-8pm, at Rural Arts in Thirsk, the group is open to anyone over the age of 14 who has an interest in music.
Ambassadors is part of the NYMAZ Youth Music Programme, funded by the National Foundation for Youth Music. More information and to get involved http://www.nymaz.org.uk/for-young-people/nymaz-music-ambassadors>