Watch Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham perform Oasis classic 'Wonderwall'

The Mayor of Greater Manchester was launching a new body to help support and nurture new musical talent in the region

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Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has launched a new body to help support and nurture new musical talent in the region.

The Greater Manchester Music Commission is looking for representatives from across the music industry, including artists, venues, promoters, festivals, labels, managers and representative and membership bodies to join.

The commission wants to represent all music genres from rap and hip-hop to classical and jazz.

Mr Burnham said: “Greater Manchester is a global capital of music, but we must always be wary of trading on past glories and resting on our musical laurels.

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham

“One of the strengths of this city-region is its willingness to bring on the new and that is what I hope this new Greater Manchester Music Commission will help us to do.

“Right now, our 10 boroughs are home to a vibrant music scene, and we recognise the need to do everything we can to nurture it.

“We want to celebrate and champion music of all types from all of our communities and support our music industry at every level.

“There are many players in this and that’s why we will ensure that the commission represents all of those voices.”

Whilst on stage, the Mayor treated the small audience in attendance to a quick rendition of Oasis classic 'Wonderwall', alongside local musician James Holt.