Wells Contemporary Music Centre News 

And it came to pass, on the 2nd of December, that Wells Rocks held a festive fundraiser for the Wells Contemporary Music Centre and a merry time was had by all. The mulled wine proved to be very popular and new acquaintances were made between sets. 


Six acts generously donated their performances. The Knott Brothers kicked things off with Rob Bray, Ciara Mill and The Shalaings providing mainly acoustic sets before Urban Creatures got things louder. The Portraits and guests brought the show to a conclusion with a superb set culminating with an invitation to the other artists to join them on stage. 

Hurstbatch Services did a great job with the sound and lighting and James Packer (Portway Music School) and team with the bar. Georgie Robbins kept the show on the road as MC for the evening. The Wells Rocks team thanks all of the volunteers that made this evening possible and for the 90 supporters who bought tickets for the sold-out event. 


“This has raised over £600 which will be used to upgrade some of the computing equipment available to musicians in the smaller studio, along with a drum stool for the rehearsal room. In addition, the event contributed £230 to the community centre in room hire fees” reports Nigel Fraser. 


November also saw 4 more microphone stands and a Yamaha keyboard being donated by Wells Rocks supporters. The facility is becoming very adaptable. The rooms are very affordable so if you are interested in using them, pop down to the Portway Annexe and have a word with the management. It is a very friendly place that is becoming a busy, yet relaxed community hub. 

The Portrait and friends bringing the show to a close.                           Photo: Julie Fraser

Ciara Mill on stage.                                                               Photo: Lorraine Millington