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Wolverhampton studio music rapper's saving grace

A rapper is full of praise for staff at a Wolverhampton recording studio which carried out engineering work on his new album.

Trevor Yau

Trevor Yau, who is in rehabilitation due to a mental health condition, first met the sound crew at Beatsabar Music Project when he was lived the city for a short time about two years ago.

Despite relocating he still gets some of his tunes to be mixed by the team based at Newhampton Arts Centre, in Dunkley Street and says recording music helps him to cope with his situation.

Now his latest album Section Three is available via online music streaming outlets including Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.

Trevor, who lived in Bilston briefly, grew up in the Hereford area.

"I have a God given talent. I see it has a gift. I record the music on my computer and I ask my contacts to mix the tunes for me. Now I upload my work via an internet service then it gets streamed.

"I use it to show people in similar situations that even if you have mental health issues and even if you are in rehabilitation like me there's also hope. Taking part in the arts and music is a really good way to cope with whatever life throws at you. recording music helps to keep me focussed and I have a bit of a following, plus my friends help me to run a clothing line to go with the music.

"The guys at Beatsabar are great. I used to visit there once a week when I lived in Wolverhampton. The sound engineer has worked on a couple of tunes. I email them the audio files and they do the rest," Trevor explains.

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