After working his way through the ranks of Rock It! since 2008 to become one our brightest young Music Leaders, James Holt, had his track ‘name’ selected as Curator’s Choice by none only than Brian Eno! The track was submitted as part of the NOISE Festival, and his resulting selection meant James was invited to the Houses of Parliament in London to meet with Mr Eno himself, and a throng of leading music industry influencers. You can hear the track here.

“Brian Eno is internationally known as the pioneer of ambient music and often cited as one of the industry’s most influential artists. Known mostly for his experimental and ambient music styles, Brian is an iconic figure, having worked with David Bowie, U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Coldplay and Paul Simon.”

James has won ample acclaim for his solo work which has featured regularly on BBC Manchester and Lancashire Introducing…, and he has performed across the north west. As part of Rock It!, James works with the band Arcade Classics made up of beginner musicians aged 10-14 years of age whose recent recording can be heard on our Soundcloud playlist here.