A 15-year-old Richmond student, Elizabeth Pass, has won a prize worth £1,000 after entering a songwriting competition, launched by Powerjam, a charitable project based in Twickenham.
The local not-for-profit band project is led by music industry professionals and is aimed at ages 9-18.
Young musicians are given the opportunity to form or join bands, rehearse weekly, gig regularly on some of the most reputable stages in the area, and professionally record and release music. The project has achieved over 225,000 streams of their young musicians’ released songs throughout the pandemic, through Powerjam Recordings, a label allowing young bands and musicians to retain full copyrights to their original songs.
On winning the prize to professionally record and release her original song, Now I’m Falling (on all streaming platforms from December 1st) Elizabeth reflects, “I remember my mum coming in to tell me I’d won – it just didn’t feel real! Working with Powerjam has been an incredible experience.
They were so welcoming and incredibly professional, I enjoyed every moment!”
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