New release day! Making Tracks in Newham

Drum roll please… the latest album made by young people in Newham on the Making Tracks programme is ready for your listening pleasure!!

For this project there were two groups, which formed the bands ‘Golden Jets’ and ‘Drillers’.

As well as creating, performing & recording original tracks, each group produced their own radio shows, which are included on the playlist below.

This project was supported by National Foundation for Youth Music, Charles Haywood Foundation and Newham YOT.


Making radio

Presenting ‘Best of Me’ by The Late 8ights

We’re excited to present the latest album made by young people on Making Tracks; listen below to ‘Best of Me’ by The Late 8ights – a new band formed on a project in June in partnership with The Prince’s Trust Get Started at their Morgan Stanley Centre in Poplar.

As well as writing some brilliant original music together – they spent a day learning about how to create their own radio show! They called the station ‘Woody Radio’ and the show ‘The Tea’ – it’s track 5 below.


Making Tracks: new album ‘Moments’

In March 2018 a group of young people took part in Making Tracks, formed the band ‘Trustees’ and together created a set of songs written from their own perspectives and life experiences for the album ‘Moments’, as well as producing their own radio show ‘New Era on UA Radio’.

This album includes live recordings from the performance at Croydon Hive.

Making Tracks is a programme developed by the Irene Taylor Trust to positively engage young people in the community by providing enriching creative opportunities. This project was run in partnership with The Prince’s Trust’s Get Started programme.

More info about The Prince’s Trust’s Get Started programme is here.