29th September, 2020
Mark Humphries, whose stage name is DJ Kray-z Legz, began work on Kidmenace Studios when he realised a need for collaborative and creative work in the area. He was joined by Glastonbury Festival founder, Michael Eavis, to open the new facility on site on Monday.
Mr Humphries, who was born with spina bifida, has long been a champion of disabled musicians and his aim with this latest project is to connect these musicians with the wider music industry. He also wants to encourage and inspire other young people living with a disability to pursue their passions.
Rupert Cox, CEO of the Royal Bath & West, said, “We are delighted to welcome DJ Kray-z Legs and Kidmenace to the Showground. The Society was founded to promote the Arts across the south west, among other things, and this project gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase some very talented, modern musicians.
“We’ve all heard about the power of music to make a difference to people’s lives, and listening to these DJs today I can honestly say how moved everyone was who was there to see them and support them in this new venture. They are the latest in the line of diverse local businesses who have set up their ‘shop’ on our Showground and we wish them every success.”
Also present was Scott Howells AKA DJ Nose It, who took a turn in the new Rubix Cube booth, pictured. Mr Howells has cerebral palsy which limits his ability to use his limbs. As an avid music lover, he hasn’t let that stop him – he DJs on his iPad using his nose!
The Studio was officially opened by Michael Eavis and the opening ceremony was covered by ITV News.
Pictured L-R: Michael Eavis, Scott Howells, Mark Humphries, Rupert Cox