Stourbridge musicians going live for children in Africa

Stourbridge bluesman Ian Parker who is among artists playing for Project Gambia

Stourbridge bluesman Ian Parker who is among artists playing for Project Gambia

First published in Base Sessions

STOURBRIDGE musicians are going live to support a school which helps African children get a head start in life.

Ian Parker and Eddy Morton are among top artists who will be on stage at Katie Fitzgerald's, Enville Street, Stourbridge, on Thursday March 15 for a charity concert in aid of Ridgewood School's Project Gambia.

Performers Morg Morgan and Georgia Wilkinson, who will also be playing at the event, have been telling our online video feature - The Base Sessions - why they support the project.

Event organiser Ian Cole, from rock band Bigger Than Seattle, said: "Project Gambia is a well established, locally organised charity event that sees growing crowds of people travel to The Gambia each year.

"The efforts of those travellers along with the money raised through various events has a great impact on the quality of life of impoverished communities in The Gambia.

"People return from The Gambia with greater awareness and humility, thus improving our local society too."

The line up for the show, which will get under way at 8pm, will also feature Bigger Than Seattle (formerly Lemonade Demons), Kyra Burrows, In Between Seas, Dale Perry Georgia Wilkinson and Brogan Guilliat plus Sean Brookes.

Ridgewood High School in Wollaston has been raising money to support developments in the Kitisilo region of The Gambia since 2007.

Each year Ridgewood students supported by staff and community volunteers visit villages in The Gambia to work and improve education and living conditions.

Last year singers Georgina and Brogan featured on a single called Hometown Glory which was recorded at Base Studios in Stourbridge to support Project Gambia.

Ridgewood pupils have already raised more than £20,000 for new building and refurbishment work at the Kanefing and Half Dye schools in the west African nation.

Visit The Base Sessions on our website to see Morg and Georgina talking about the Project Gambia gig.

Base Sessions videos are recorded and produced by Base Media in Stourbridge.

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