Next Level gig sees Ruthin musician help raise funds for Hope Restored


Staff reporter (NW Chronicle)

A YOUNG Ruthin musician took to the stage for the Next Level charity gig held at venue Cymru.

Sunday’s six hour Next Level gig at Venue Cymru featured emerging musicians from all over North Wales and the UK including London, Nottingham, Daventry and Merseyside.

Top of the Bill, Daisy Clark, who had been featured on both BBC and ITV during the previous week pulled out at the last minute. She was replaced by Ruthin 17 year old singer songwriter Joe Berry, who took the venue by storm.

North Wales based Retro Youth, who have just cut their first album, were also on the bill and went down well.

Roger Boon, from said: “In a music business dominated by the likes of Simon Cowell it isn’t easy for genuine emerging talent to get the exposure it needs and this is what we try to do through the Next Level.

“All the bands and singers were very appreciative of the opportunity as were the audience who were raving afterwards about the quality of what they had just heard.”

Glyn Hughes,’s founder, said that he was grateful to Venue Cymru for getting behind the event which was professionally filmed by RWD Film.

All money raised went towards Hope Restored who provide for the homeless in Llandudno.

All the musicians played for free including Essence (Anglesey), The Original Replica (Merseyside) Dead Frequency (Daventry), Hannah Williams (Anglesey), Mark Sullivan (London), Retro Youth (Llandudno), Joe Berry (Ruthin), Mocking Jays (Nottingham).

Tvwales uk’s next event will be their three day charity music festival on Llandudno prom next August Bank Holiday. The Next Level festivals are on hold while the organisers, are in talks about funding and are hoping to be back later this year.

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