14 YEAR OLD MUSICIAN DONATES EP PROCEEDINGS TO LMHR
Elise Quartey caught up with talented 14-year-old indie singer/songwriter Noah Evans.
The young performer generously decided to donate all proceeds from his debut EP, “See It Through” to “LoveMusic HateRacism”.
Noah is a Suffolk native and has already performed at loads of festivals and music events, despite his young age.
Elise reached out to Noah to talk to him about his kind donation and support for LMHR to Noah’s surprise who stated, “It’s been great fun, gigging and raising money at the same time”.
Full interview below:
Hi Noah, can you introduce yourself?
I am Noah Evans, I’m a 14-year-old singer songwriter, and I recently released my first EP called “See It Through”. I have decided to donate all the proceeds to Love Music Hate Racism. So far, I have raised just over £200.
Wow. Can you tell us why you decided to donate money you raised from your debut EP to LMHR?
LMHR are doing great work fighting against racism and I wanted to be able to support this as much as I could.
That’s so amazing to hear. Can you tell us about your music style?
The songs I write are mainly Indie as that is the style of music I listen to and I try and reflect that in my own songs. My favourite band is The Kooks, and my other influences are The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Wombats.
How has music influenced your life?
Since starting to play and write music, I’ve been going out to open mics, and gigs, and festivals, and have met loads of new people, and been given so many awesome opportunities. This has made me realise that being a musician is the only thing I want to do in the future.
Why is LMHR important to you?
When I think how bad things with the world are now and how racism seems to be on the increase, it’s even more important now to stand up against it.
How did you hear about Love Music Hate Racism?
I’d been playing at several gigs where I had seen the logo and information about LMHR. I then got to perform at The Portland Arms, where Richard Rose [Cambridge LMHR organiser] told me about LMHR and I realised it was a really good cause and that I wanted to help support it.
How many LMHR gigs have you performed at?
I’ve played at The Portland Arms, Relevant Records, and The Bury Fringe Festival.
What other gigs have you performed at?
Last Summer I played at lots of festivals and events including Latitude, Jimmy’s Festival (where I got to meet Paul Young, and The Bluetones!), Homegrown Festival, Ipswich Music Day. I was selling my EP at these events and raising awareness of LMHR.
Do you think music can play a role in uniting people against racism?
Yes, as music is universal, and can appeal to everyone, making it a great platform to promote anti-racism.
Noah’s EP “See It Through” was released in 2018 and is available on all music listening platforms including iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.
Proceeds from the EP go towards “Love Music Hate Racism”.