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Micah in recording studio

Saturday May 1, 2010Micah Helps Youngsters Get Their Kickz

By Rhonda Richards | In General

Micah dropped in on a new recording studio for young people in East Manchester as part of the Premier League Players for Places scheme.

The 21-year old, who has supported his cousin Jordan Fell in his own music ventures, attended the studio in Sporting Edge Community Sports Centre in Openshaw to offer his support for the project.
Designed to offer young people a way of engaging in music production, the studio was made possible thanks to funding from the Brit Trust in line with Manchester City’s Kickz project.

Kickz is run by the City in the Community initiative and offers people aged 13 to 19 years activities several times a week, and the new music studio will see young MCs write, record and produce music of their own.

“The idea is to get kids off the street so I thought I would go down and show my face – the lads that performed were really good,” Micah said.

“It’s about getting them into music and football, anything that’s positive, and it shows that if you work at something, and enjoy it, you can make a future of it.”

City in the Community’s Inclusion Manager, Dave Coppin, added:

“The young people involved in Kickz are very passionate about music and the new recording studio will allow us to combine two of the things for which Manchester is most renowned – football and music.”

This latest development is one of many that offer up to 300 young people each week activities including gym work-outs, music production and football events.