Mark Ronson gives £1,000 to Hull Beats Bus project

Beats Bus in Hull, and Mark Ronson in New York

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Mark Ronson stated he came upon about Beats Bus on Twitter

Music producer Mark Ronson has given £1,000 to a project that gives hip-hop assist to deprived children.

Beats Bus was based in 2017 for Hull’s City of Culture yr to give college students entry to music gear.

Ronson began making his first beats on a drum machine and stated he was a “great believer” in music serving to children.

Project founder Steve Arnott stated the scholars have been “overwhelmed” that the award-winning DJ favored their work.

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Beats Bus was launched to give kids, notably from deprived backgrounds, entry to music gear.

Tutors assist them write, file and produce their very own songs.

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Steve Arnott based the Beats Bus in 2017

Along with £1,300 from Hull comic Lucy Beaumont, the donation means the bus can preserve working with eight college students on the project.

“I started making beats on a drum machine, so the name Beats Bus instantly grabbed me,” Ronson stated.

“I saw a tweet about it and the minute I saw what they were doing, I thought that’s great.”

Mr Arnott stated the bus had not been working throughout lockdown, however added the donation will “keep us putting out music and videos until work starts again”.

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Ronson wrote and produced the smash hit Uptown Funk, which was sung by fellow sun shades wearer Bruno Mars

Ronson, who has produced songs on practically 70 albums and 60 singles, with artists starting from Amy Winehouse to Robbie Williams, stated he had been one of many “lucky” ones with entry to music at dwelling (his stepfather was Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones).

He added: “People like me who grew up with opportunities to do this stuff take it for granted; there might be somebody out there whose dream it is to make music who doesn’t have the equipment without something like Beats Bus.”

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