Thursday 10th June 2010 by C. Freeman
The recording studio at Brooke Weston had its first community booking when local band, Cell Out, recorded tracks for a national competition. The band, who all comprise young people from Oakley Vale, spent a couple of hours practicing and recording two songs for a competition for LIPA, the Liverpool performing arts school co-founded by Paul McCartney.
The band was accompanied by Mr Paul Balmer from the Oakley Vale Community Association. He is a former Radio One producer and music teacher who said: 'Most of the music was written by Dan Cargill, the drummer, who is also a very talented guitarist as well. LIPA is a very coveted place so they will be up against a thousand other bands from across the country. Their greatest asset is their songs, they write good songs. The potential is good for them, they are learning and are improving immensely. They have been nominated for a Spirit of Corby award on Friday as the umbrella group The Oakley Rangers who do community service in exchange for music lessons.'
Head of Music, Mr Steve Duguid said: 'We have wonderful facilities here so to have our first band who booked up to use our recording studios was fantastic. We wish Cell Out every success and hope they will be the first of many bands from the community to record their work here.'