Music industry chiefs have launched a new record label based in Halifax - and have just signed their first local artist.
QG Records has been set up at the Elsie Whitely Centre in town - where its sister company Quite Great Music PR is based.
Their first signing was a 16-year-old student from Bury, Naomi Higginson, who was spotted after posting her GCSE music project on the internet - which is now available to download across the world. Bosses at the record label have been keen to hunt for homegrown talent - and have now signed Dwayne Jones, 30, of Holmfield, Halifax.
The musician recently played with his band ‘2Bones’ at Farmfest Music Festival held on Saturday at Grange Farm, Wheatley, to raise cash for the NSPCC. Ellis Wayman, head of QG Records, said: “We heard the tracks by Dwayne and really thought they should be available to a wider audience. We’ve given him the chance to sell his record all over the world. Dwayne is at the forefront of a new musical movement that I called Brit Folk.”
He added: “We are on the look out for more local talent and always like to hear from local artists or bands.”
For more information contact Mr Wayman on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 01422 399430.
Dwayne’s first EP ‘Miles & Hours’ will be available from November 18. Find out more at his facebook page DwayneJonesMusic.