Community focus: Music From the Attic hit the right notes to support members

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Music From The Attic at Kirkstall Abbey.

By John Baron

A West Leeds music club is bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together to play music.

Music From The Attic has been meeting weekly in Kirkstall since it was formed eight years ago and the mantra of one of its leaders, Nick Davis, is a simple one: ‘music is therapy’.

“Any age or ability can come along, we help each other out,” Nick said. “One of the best things about the group is the effect it has on people from all walks of life.

“We’ve helped people to get over bereavement, divorce, unemployment and addiction. We’ve helped people gain more confidence and also in so many other ways.”

He said Music from the Attic members play at open mic nights, and some even write their own songs.

“People come and go,” added Nick. “We have a regular attendance of between 20 to 25 people and over the years we must have had more than 50 people come through the ranks. New members are always welcome!”

Music From The Attic have released their own song – ‘See What I Can See’.

Got an un-played instrument in your house? Come dust it off and play with Music From The Attic at Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club, on Queenswood Drive, Mondays from 7-9pm. Check out Music From The Attic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or e-mail nickdavis1@hotmail.com for more information.

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