A YOUNG person from our Foyer Project in Grimsby is hitting the big stage after being selected for the YMCA AsOne Festival, which will take place in Coventry over the weekend of 13th and 14th June.
Auditions for the festival, which is open to YMCA members nationwide, took place at White Rose YMCA in February and YMCA Humber took a number of young people down for both sessions.
There were some impressive showings across the two evenings but it was the Foyer’s Terrie-Ann who caught the judge’s eye with her performance of several tracks, including Green Day’s ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ and ‘Crush’ by Jimmy Eat World.
With acoustic guitar provided by Foyer Project Manager Andrew Hornsby, Terrie-Ann wowed the crowd with her emotive vocals and excellent range.
Speaking after the auditions, during a rehearsal at the Foyer, Terrie-Ann said:
“Before I came to the Foyer I had never sung in public before.
“It was right before we went to the rehearsals that staff encouraged me to come along because they said I had a good voice.
“I was bit nervous at first but, as soon as the songs started playing, I blocked out everything around me and just focussed on the songs.
“I like to sing ballads but I prefer rock music, so the song choice was important.
“I can play a little bit of guitar too but it is something I would like to get better at.
“I am looking forward to travelling to Coventry in June to perform at the AsOne Festival.”
The YMCA “AsOne Festival 2014″ is a 24-hour event with live music and performance by young people for young people, delivered by YMCAs.
The event was first held in 2012 to replace the YMCA national conference and after the success of the first festival it returned in 2013 to be even bigger and better
The weekend event is open to all YMCAs and any other youth organisations that wish to get involved in the fun of the festival.
For more information, please visit www.ymcaasonefestival.org.