Young people take centre stage for The Vale Sounds Collective’s debut event

By Sabiha Uddin

A GROUP of young and emerging talent from Tameside and Oldham are bringing The Vale Sounds Collective’s debut event to the new venue space at The Vale, Mossley on Sunday, July 25.

The Vale Sounds Collective was born through a shared passion for music and collaboration by a group of 20 young people who first met in March 2021.

From the cohort, a house-band, technical team and promoters emerged and began working with industry specialists to develop their skills.

They began to dream up their debut event at The Vale, despite challenging circumstances during the Covid-19 pandemic, to showcase live performances from talented emerging musicians.

The first event will take place on Sunday, July 25 featuring headliner house band Valetones plus support from award-winning singer-songwriter Sie Ray.

Expect tracks that blend punk with folk, Brazilian folk songs with rock, soul with electro, and a live set that is something never heard before under one roof.

Izy Neild, 17, a member of the band, said: “I feel like we are inspiring one another with brilliant, new ideas that are inclusive to everyone we work with, which aren’t just about music!”

The promotion team added: “We are proud to announce that our team has brought you a group of new talents that are full of energy, new ideas and dynamism.

“We are a group of passionate, unique young people who are here to support upcoming talent as well as showcasing the skills we have learnt.”

Joe Harrison-Greaves (Music Director/Facilitator) said: “The Vale Sounds Collective is home to experimenters and collaborators of every hue.

“It is a group of exceptionally talented young musicians from a wide range of musical backgrounds who have sought and found inspiration from their own diversity.

“The audience will be guided seamlessly from intimate moments of beautiful songwriting, to powerful, singalong anthems, to tracks that will demand that you dance, and back again.”

Tickets cost £5, with ticket proceeds contributing directly to supporting the emerging artists performing and The Vale Sounds Collective’s development. Get your tickets here.

This event will be seated with table service operating from the bar.

The Vale, at the top of Micklehurst Road in Mossley and a former industrial unit, is currently being transformed into the Northern Carnival Centre of Excellence which will open to the public in September 2021.

A purpose-built venue for live music, theatre and dance, it will also comprise of studio space for a variety of visual arts. Find out more at:

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