SHY singers in West Dorset will be given a chance to sing their hearts out at a new project launched by Bridport FM.
The radio project, based at Bridport Arts Centre, has teamed up with singer-songwriter and music production duo Eddie Adamberry and Heather Hamer to create the project, called ‘Love to Sing’.
Aimed at people who belt out their favourite tunes at home or in their car, it hopes to encourage would-be singers to perform in a professional music studio managed by Eddie and Heather.
Heather Hamer said: “We have always wanted to do a project to encourage people who want to sing but for whatever reason – shyness, lack of confidence, no time – have not done so.
“We believe it’s never too late to have a go. We all probably know someone with a great voice who just needs a bit of encouragement to sing out loud.”
Eddie and Heather co-founded the Wild Love Music label, and have recently built a recording studio at their Bridport-based home.
Singers who apply for the initiative will be offered the chance to visit Heather and Eddies studio, choose a song, practice it with their expert help and then record it in the studio.
It is open to all singers, whether it be an individual act or as part of a band, and choirs can also take part although they will be recorded in a different venue.
The ambition is to create an album of the songs recorded in the studio and sell them locally, and to give the songs airtime on Bridport FM this coming autumn.
A radio documentary of the project will also be created by Eddie, which will also be broadcast on Bridport FM.
Kate Wilson, the arts centre’s learning co-ordinator, said: “The project is aimed at people who secretly love to sing, but who have only done so in the privacy of their own home or car.
“We want to encourage would-be singers to come forward and have a go in a professional studio – something most of them have probably never dreamed of.”
To take part in the project, contact Heather in the first instance at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.