A WORTHING band set up by learning disability and autism charity Outreach 3 Way is preparing to launch its debut album.
The Revs is a six-piece band made up of five members who have learning disabilities and a support worker, supported by the charity’s Out There project to write, record and perform songs at various events and venues.
Rev It Up will uses a mix of genres to tackle both positive and negative social issues including government cuts, overcoming depression and love.
It will be launched at Worthing Leisure Centre on July 21, from 1pm-2pm.
The band formed three years ago and their first performance was at a club night for people with learning disabilities.
Richard DeNiese, sports and leisure development officer for the Out There project, said: “When the band first got together, they played at the club night and were so successful they’ve gone on to perform at lots of other events.
“They’ve also played alongside mainstream bands at the Rockhouse in Brighton. They are very popular and it’s great to see how much confidence they’ve gained through this project.”
Guests will meet band members and hear snippets from the album. They will also be able to buy a copy.