East Cambs rock group Mallory Knox given boost by government
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East Cambridgeshire rock stars Mallory Knox have received government backing to promote their music overseas.
The five-strong group; Mikey Chapman, Joe Savins, James Gillett, Dave Rawling and Sam Douglas, hail from Ely and Sutton and have enjoyed repeated chart success with their albums Asymmetry and Signals.
But now, with help from the government’s Music Export Growth Scheme, the band are being given the chance to promote their work around the world.
Mikey Chapman said: “No matter how hard you work as a band, sometimes there just isn’t enough money to do the things you need to do to advance as an artist.”
As well as Mallory Knox, 12 other acts have been selected for grants of between £5,000 and £30,000.
The export scheme is run by UK Trade & Investment and UK music trade body BPI. Business Secretary, Vince Cable said : “The Music Export Growth Scheme has provided help to some of the UK’s most promising stars, continuing our strong musical heritage while boosting the UK economy through increased ticket and music sales.
“This latest round of winners has something for most musical tastes and I wish them well as they launch their talents onto the global stage.”