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New rehearsal rooms for musicians open in Radcliffe
A MUSICIAN is inviting bands from Bolton to pay a visit to new rehearsal rooms.
Darren Pugh and music fan Paul Jervis have set up DPM Limited at Pioneer Mill, in Milltown Street, Radcliffe, to give bands a place to rehearse, without having to travel to Manchester.
The pair are holding an open day at the venue, from noon on Sunday, October 27.
The drummer, who plays in metal band Aliases and functions group Agent Smith, said: “A lot of people just rip bands off. We were paying ridiculous amounts. We just thought we would do it, and do it a bit cheaper.”
DPM Limited will be home to four practice rooms, a recording studio, an internet radio station, and Mr Pugh will offer drums tuition.
Mr Jervis, from Boothstown, said: “We’re trying to develop a bit of a community, where people can come, and there’s all different types of music, and people. We’re going to do workshops as well.
“We can offer a recording studio and we have also built a room so we can stream live sessions on to the radio.
“We’re going to have a bit of open space, with settees, and a bit of a shop where they can buy strings, chocolate bars, and soft drinks.
“The open day will be for people to come and have a look, and for bands to come down and play.”
Mr Pugh, from Manchester, and Mr Jervis set the business up about three months ago, and hope to attract some of the many bands from Bolton, Bury and Radcliffe.
Bands can expect to pay £20 for a four-hour slot, or hire space longer term for regular rehearsals, and to store equipment securely.
The pair also hope to establish links with charities to help people rebuild their lives, and gain confidence, through music.
Go to the rehearsal rooms' Facebook page for more details.
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