As part of our work as BBC Performing Arts Fund Community Music Winners for 2013, Rock It! worked on four recordings with professional musicians from The Manchester Halle orchestra. You can now listen to these original works on our Soundcloud page.

The work took place over in spring 2014 and involved Halle musicians Dave Hext drums, Ken Brown trumpet, Dale Culliford cello, Katherine Small flute, Bea Schwimmer basso; Rock It! musicians: Harry Jones drums, James Holt guitar/vocals/keyboards, Lois Holmes vocals, Isaac Walbrooke guitar, Imogen Connell-Howard bass guitar, Reece Holmes drums, Cameron Jones drums/vocals.

The project was led by Rock It! Music Leaders Daniel Lever and James Holt, and Halle musician Bea Schwimmer.

The results are impressive, involving just 2 full days working with the Halle musicians to finalise and record the tracks live at DOA Studios with producer Ant Booth. Please feel free to let us know what you think via

Soundcloud or by emailing us at