Lyric City 2019 is a Huge Success!
This year we launched our annual Lyric City Event to raise awareness of Mental Health and support CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).
In September 2019 we came together as a community with soul and purpose to launch our new one-day event…Lyric City Chapter One ‘Elements of Soul’. The event was centred around raising funds and awareness for mental health and coincided with Suicide Awareness Day. This year we raised money for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) a national charity that is ‘leading a movement against suicide, the biggest single killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.’ Alongside members of our community, including local support groups such as Stand By Men lead by Terry Mcauley and local charities including The Samaritans, Learning to Listen and GRIT; and local business Hollinton Health; the team created the first of what will become an annual event to bring together Music and Minds. Some of the most committed and talented DJs supported the event including Paris Cesvette described as the most unique and freshest force in house music right now. Also a music producer, Label owner and founder of OPOM (OUR PEOPLE OUR MUSIC); on the night Paris could be witnessed intensifying the sound on the streets of ‘Lyric City.’
GQ launched the event representing our very own H Town with his signature smooth grooves and the utmost of tasteful tracks.
The true Essence of Soul was brought to the event by Brian Jay, raising vibrations with the heavy beats of New Jack Swing, DJ Batch brought us an ever energising and reminiscent Garage set, DJ Rocky was a crowd-pleasing addition with his sweet soulful vibes.
Bertie B a master of mixing within the world of DMC DJ Championships gave us a taste of honorary Hip Hop and RnB, Jay Anderson representing independent artists introducing a freshness to the scene and Stuart Mitchell closed the party with the crowd still hooked on every tune.
Stuarts final set comprising of the sounds of early US Garage and House made a statement to the masses – this party isn’t over! The effervescent line up was complimented by one of the most renowned and realest master of ceremonies Emcee Terry ‘Juice’ Jones.
The night connected people with others, signposted them to support, introduced the dynamics of a music scene unheard by the masses and raised over £1000 for CALM. The most sought-after menu in Stevenage town right now provided food on the night. Rittys Place also donated £1 from every plate towards the charity.
The team at Lyric City would like to thank everyone who became part of this growing family, including all of the national and local businesses for their donations for our raffle.
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