THE best of the region’s unsigned and developing music acts performed at the Warrington Campus of the University of Chester for the yearly Aspiration Live 2018 event.
Hosted by the University’s Department of Media and organised by students at Warrington Campus, the music showcase is in its 18th year, with nine years under the Aspiration Live title. It featured local acts such as Jupiter Hollow Blues Band, The Gogs, OXBLOODS, and Paige McKenzie. It closed with a live set from EDM duo Hard T!me.
Each Aspiration Live coincides with the release of a single and this year’s was Trombone by Hard T!me (Feat. Rosalie) which has reached No.26 in the Music Week Commercial Pop Club club chart, the UK’s leading club chart for commercial dance music.”
Alex Melling, 23, from St Helens who is studying for a BA (Hons) in Media, said: “I think Aspiration Live 2018 was a fantastic event, the acts were of a high standard, and the crowd had a great atmosphere. It was a wonderful feeling to see the efforts of everyone involved in the project come to fruition.”
Programme Leader in Commercial Music Production, Jim Mason, said: “I’m always impressed by the high standard and broad range of acts we attract to Aspiration events, and last night was definitely no different. The crowd was particularly supportive of the acts and everyone had a good night.”