Diageo-owned whiskey brand Bushmills has announced it will offer a start up fund of €5,000 to up and coming Northern Irish band, ‘Levity Breaks’.
The emerging indie rock/pop band are the second recipients of this Bushmills Live Legacy Fund created by Bushmills and the artist development business, Third Bar, which is headed by Snow Patrol’s frontman, Gary Lightbody.
The team at Third Bar will be working with Levity Breaks, who formed in mid-2010, to offer advice on how to invest their fund, with emphasis on recording and touring costs.
David C Clements was awarded the Bushmills Live Legacy Fund last year and since then he has enjoyed great success. He said: “Since receiving the fund it’s been all change. Thanks to the help I’ve received I’ve been able to quit my day job and go full time as an artist and I’m just about to complete my first album."