Chris applied for funding through our Aspire Awards scheme to help progress his incredible talent.

Over 3 million plays on Soundcloud

Chris is part of an instrumental duo, called NIRIS, who have had over 3 million plays on Soundcloud. Their music – piano and Spanish guitar with occasional vocals – has been quite a hit, playing at a few festivals last year. However, Chris found that the sound quality on his laptop (that he uses for special effects) was not as good or reliable as sound effect pedals.

Helping him develop as an artist

Chris applied for funding via the Aspire Awards’ ‘Your Talent’ category, to purchase an acoustic guitar and multi effect pedals.  This is improving his live performances, helping him develop as an artist and showcasing what musicians can produce in the modern era.

“The equipment is amazing! Such a game changer and has helped us out massively with live performances! ”

More about NIRIS…

You can follow Chris’ band, NIRIS, on:

How to apply for an Aspire Award

You can apply for an award by completing an application form. You’ll need to let us know exactly what you want the funding for, so make sure you’ve found the course you want to complete, how much the equipment you need will be, or what your community project will cost.

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