The Garage is very pleased to announce the appointment of musician Finn Doherty as their new Patron. Finn was part of The Garage’s Musicians’ Development Programme for three years and in this time performed both locally and nationally, had mentoring from industry professionals and recorded an EP. At the end of last year Finn released his latest single Where Do We Go?, which can be found on Spotify and iTunes.
Finn was born in 1999 in London and moved to Norwich in 2014. Raised on an eclectic mix of music from classic punk to soul, Finn describes himself as an alternative singer/songwriter and is a rising star on the music scene. He divides his time between Norwich and London gigging at both local and national events. Finn’s music is catchy, melodic and a little eccentric, his influences include Green Day, Arctic Monkeys, KT Tunstall and Lucy Rose. Finn is passionate about song writing, recording and performing.
Carrie Mansfield, Creative Director at The Garage said, “Finn is an incredibly talented young man who we met through our Musicians’ Development Programme in 2014. Since then we have had the privilege of supporting Finn’s talent, passion and dedication to his music. We have watched him grow into the fantastic artist that he is today and we look forward to supporting him in the coming years. As our patron, Finn will be advocating for our charitable work which focuses on ensuring young people from all walks of life, regardless of background or circumstance are able to access positive, life enhancing performing arts activity.”
Carl Cole a Norwich based musician and music leader at The Garage who has been mentoring and working with Finn over the last few years said, “Finn is one of the most incredibly talented young people I have ever met. He has a real passion and dedication to music, he is constantly looking to innovate and find new ways to develop his craft. It’s an exciting opportunity for Finn to be a patron and a face for The Garage and great for us to be able to continue to support him as he develops his artistry.”
Finn Doherty said "I'm really looking forward to continuing my work with The Garage as a Patron for them. I'm very passionate about the work they do, particularly with young people; encouraging and supporting them in building careers within artistic industries and offering them exciting opportunities. They've provided me with a lot of help and advice in the last three years, and I certainly wouldn't be the artist I am today without them."