Over The Hill Music Collective Supporting, inspiring and promoting older musicians.
The HardChargers, Manouche, Scream Blue Murmur, & Rab Wishart.
Since 2012 the collective has been providing a platform for older people interested in trying out or getting back into music. The monthly event offers welcoming, open and encouraging performance opportunities, plus mentoring and regular talks from music industry professionals.
In 2013 Over The Hill released a collection of songs by people at varying stages in their musical endeavors. The album featured the likes of Mandy Bingham, Simon Murphy, and Rab Wishart.
The collective now plan to record a follow up with a new batch of artists, and hope to raise enough funds to cover recording and production costs. Over The Hill will also be inviting submissions from acts interested in having their music featured on the album.
The project is already under way with a recent award from Lidl Community Works, which is supporting some of their music programmes that positively engage with people with dementia.