Morecambe teenager joins School Aid line-up thanks to Beyond Radio

February 12, 2020

A talented Morecambe teenager has joined the line-up for a two-day festival to raise money for local schools after she was spotted singing on Beyond Radio.

Lois Kyle, who performs under the name JU.JU, will perform at The Bobbin this Saturday as part of School Aid 2020 after its organiser heard her single 'Miss Walker' on last night's edition of The Resident.

Jay Blackburn was so impressed by 18-year-old JU.JU's vocals he contacted presenter Greg Lambert to offer her a spot at this weekend's event.

"I'm excited, I haven't done a gig in what feels like ages, so I'm going to have to get practicing!" said Lois.

Former Ripley St Thomas pupil JU.JU, who cites Erykah Badu and Sade among her musical influences, performed at Lancaster Music Festival last year and supported top UK singer/songwriter Rae Morris at Lancaster Town Hall.

You can hear JU.JU on The Resident here

School Aid, supported by Beyond Radio, has expanded to two days in 2020, with 12 hours of live music from top local acts on both Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16.

The Saturday gig will be at The Bobbin in Lancaster and then the Sunday will come from The Exchange in the West End of Morecambe. Admission is free and donations to School Aid are welcome.

The Bobbin will see live performances from Carlie Mai, Louie J Rain, JU.JU, Jennie Wren, The Manta Rays, Hawkmen Dive, The Nighs, Mark Jones, The Glass Poppies, Amber Suns, Away From The Numbers, Words About Space and Divide & Conker. Host will be Beyond Radio's Gibson Freedman with Beyond Radio's Steve Morrison as DJ.

The Exchange will see live performances from Jason Mcloughlin, Niamh Collingwood, The Cahoots, Louie J Rain, Corvidae, Mark Jones, The Dead Puppeteers, Stuart Michaels, Carlie Mai, Mark Mckenna, Melanie Horabin, The Good Souls, FallingFree and Divide & Conker. Host will be Beyond Radio's Greg Lambert with DJ Steve Morrison.

Funds raised will go to Morecambe Bay Primary School, West End Primary School, The Loyne School and St Luke's Skerton.

School Aid was set up in 2018 by Morecambe musician Jay Blackburn after TV news reports about the plight of Morecambe schoolchildren living in poverty.

Funds will provide sustainable breakfast clubs so no child will go hungry at school, provide opportunities for children such as local museum trips, and winter clothing such as hats, scarves and gloves for those who may not be able to afford them.

Last year's second annual School Aid raised £2,800.

Organisers of School Aid are on the look out for donations of prizes for this year's auction and raffle. 

Anyone who can help should contact the Facebook page at