Hello! I’m a Youth & Community Music Worker and Team Leader based in the Picton / Wavertree wards of Liverpool. I’ve been in this role since 1986, specialising in the use of rhythm and sound as a tool and medium for approaching developmental work with young people and others, particularly to address issues around class identity, personal development and resolution of traumatic life experiences. I work collaboratively as a multi-instrumental musician with young people and others, to try to awaken and develop young people’s own sense of artistry. I strive to challenge and be challenged by young people to unlock inherent artistic potential. I also enjoy bringing together young artists and performers to create and establish networks of support and collaboration. I have also worked as a freelance artist employed by Manchester University to work with young people developing a model of working in which participants work alongside professional musicians learning to play instruments, performing as an ensemble, writing their own music and recording their own tracks. I also worked as a drummer delivering West & North African drumming workshops in Liverpool and the North West.
Our Board John Bligh (He/Him)