Lightbody awards second Legacy Fund

Published Thursday, 15 May 2014
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Artist development company Third Bar - which includes Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody as one of its directors - have, along with Bushmills Live, awarded its second annual Legacy Fund to indie rock band Levity Breaks.

Lightbody awards second Legacy Fund
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody. (© Getty)

The Belfast band will receive £5,000 and will work with Third Bar - made up of singer Lightbody and musician Davy Matchett - for advice on how to invest the fund, including recording and touring costs.

They will also perform alongside headliners The 1975 and Lightbody's supergroup, Tired Pony, at this year's Bushmills Live on 12 June.

Speaking about the band, Matchett said: "(Levity Breaks) is a great example of the brilliant Northern Ireland music talent around at the moment.

"I love watching them live, their harmonies are perfect and I'm a fan of their material on Maudlin, their debut EP.

"Gary and I set up Third Bar together to pass on all we've learned about the music industry to up-and-coming artists like these guys.

"It is great that Bushmills is prepared to help us support this talent financially and also give them a stage at Bushmills Live.

"Gary will be there to perform with Tired Pony and we are both looking forward to enjoying the Levity Breaks set."

Bushmills Live runs from 11-12 June.

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