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18 March 2014

Cardiff and Vale College students set up Pickle Records to preserve local talent

A new Cardiff-based record label for young musicians in South Wales has launched its campaign to bring fresh talent to their roster.

Pickle Records, set up by students of Cardiff and Vale College has already attracted the interest of many young artists who hope to launch their musical careers with the help of the Pickle team.

The team hope to help the development of new talent by offering studio time, live experience and promotion as well maximising their artists’ profile on the internet.

A launch gig to showcase the Pickle Records roster will take place on April 9th in the Sir Anthony Hopkins Drama Studio in the Trowbridge campus of Cardiff and Vale College where the label is based.

“For many of the young artists, performing is still relatively new and this performance will give them the chance to get vital stage experience,” one of the founders of the label, Lee Johnson, said. Although the concert is a free entry event, the team are hoping to raise money and awareness for their pet charity The UK Sepsis Trust.

When asked what gave them the idea to set up the label, a representative of the label, Chonte Ingram, said: “The label was set up because there aren’t enough opportunities for young artists to record in Cardiff at an affordable rate, the attraction of free studio time is something that artists have picked up on straight away, bringing a great deal of interest to Pickle. We simply want to give new artists a place to start and a platform to promote themselves.”

The label has been set up by second year Music Technology students as part of their course work, however it will continue to run in to the future as some of the students will be progressing on to the foundation degree that Cardiff and Vale College run in conjunction with the Atrium campus of the University of South Wales.

The Pickle Records website address is www.picklerecords.co.uk and the launch gig will take place at 2.30 pm on the 9th April in the Anthony Hopkins Drama Studio, Cardiff and Vale College, Trowbridge Road, Trowbridge.