Oh Yeah Music Centre Ltd
Oh Yeah Music Centre is a charity and social enterprise with the mission "Open Doors To Music Potential". Based in the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, Oh Yeah was born in 2005 from a conversation between local music industry professionals and the band Snow Patrol. Our vision is based on the belief that music is one of the great resources available in Northern Ireland, a catalytic agent changing lives for the better. Oh Yeah provides affordable rehearsal space for upcoming local acts and a venue that is amenable to under 18s and all ages events. We house a permanent Northern Ireland Music Exhibition, cafe space, song-writing room, and various small office units for music start-ups. The Centre delivers several projects throughout the year, including 'Volume Control', an events mentoring scheme for under 18s; youth and older people outreach programmes; a talent development programme called 'Scratch My Progress'; and the 'Urban Affinity Festival' aimed at encouraging young people from areas of social need to get involved in music and learn about backstage career opportunities. Oh Yeah is also committed to organising and facilitating industry workshops and events for aspiring musicians and bands. Although the operation of regular outreach programmes helping youth and older people is a core Oh Yeah activity, these activities are funded purely through grants, fundraising and donations.

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The Gary Project 2014's fundraising page

Janelle Doyle, Ana Miranda, Joanna Bowyer, Claire Sims,

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 “What Snow Patrol would have given for the advice of professionals, the space to rehearse, a place to hang out and listen to music and meet people that might one day change your life!”

                                                 Gary Lightbody, 2007*


Join other Snow Patrol fans in creating a very special birthday gift for Gary Lightbody. Our goal is to raise £1000 for Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast.

It is a simple idea – we want to thank Gary for everything he does for us by supporting a project we all know to be near and dear to his heart. Gary is a founding member of Oh Yeah’s board of directors and currently serves as honorary board president. In 2012, Gary donated Snow Patrol’s fee for headlining Bushmills Live to Oh Yeah resulting in the creation of their rooftop performance space.

As Belfast’s first dedicated music centre, Oh Yeah’s mission is to help develop and sustain musical talent and a music industry in Belfast. Oh Yeah is housed in a multi-use facility that includes a performance space, recording studio, exhibition space, song writing room, and other areas for working and socializing. Although there is a strong emphasis on programming for youth, Oh Yeah is a space for musicians and music fans of all ages.

Every donation, no matter the amount, is critical to our success and greatly appreciated. The power of this special gift comes from the combined efforts of many fans. We want as many people to participate as possible. This project is not about those of us coordinating it – it is about Gary, Oh Yeah Centre, and the power of Snow Patrol fans to make a positive impact.

Through Virgin Money Giving, your donations will be quickly processed and passed on to Oh Yeah Music Centre. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this (UK residents only).

Last year we were able meet our goal and raised over £1300 for our charity, Alive & Kicking UK. Please help us meet our goal this year and hopefully bring one of those beautiful smiles to Gary’s face.

“I’m in awe of all who have helped build Oh Yeah, and so proud to be associated and involved. The Belfast music scene is the most flourishing, exciting, self-sufficient and dynamic new scene in the world and Oh Yeah is at its epicentre.”
                                                                                                          Gary Lightbody, 2012**


* Retrieved 5/15/2014

** Retrieved 5/15/2014

The Gary Project is a fan-based advocacy group dedicated to supporting the charity work done by Gary Lightbody and Snow Patrol. Our mission is to raise funds and friends for causes that are close to our hearts and that reflect Mr. Lightbody's interests.

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Recent donors

14.06.14 :-)


13.06.14 Glad to be a part of this again this year, thanks to the wonderful Janelle Doyle!

12.06.14 Happy birthday Gary!! Thank you for your music and simply being you. Have a great one x

11.06.14 Great cause for a great place and an even greater man! Happy birthday gL xx

11.06.14 Happy birthday to Gary! Girls, great project!xx


09.06.14 Happy Birthday, Gary! Thank you so much for your music and everything else you give to your fans. This is the perfect chance to give you something back.

09.06.14 Happy birthday Gary, lots of love, everyday, in your life...


08.06.14 Happiest of Birthdays, Gary. xEllie * From our off-line donor, Veronique Very glad to contribute to this project. Many thanks Gary for what you've given us & having allowed with other members the Oh Yeah Center to exist. Happy birthday Gary :)

08.06.14 Gary, you bring joy to my life every day with your music, song and humor. Thank you, and the very best wishes to you for a Happy Birthday!

07.06.14 A very happy birthday to you, Gary! Thanks for giving us your great music and your beautiful voice which is a constant source of happiness for me. :-)

06.06.14 Happy birthday, happy fathers day be lovely always


05.06.14 Happy Birthday gLx

04.06.14 Happy Birthday. Thank you for simply being you. Me x

04.06.14 Happy Birthday Gary! Here's a humble present your way, giving back the joy you give to us.




01.06.14 You did it again SP girls ;o) And Gary - Happy Birthsday - may it be a perfect on. ANd then pld get that Snow Patrol album done and get on tour ;o)

29.05.14 Happy to be a part of this and Happy Birthday to Gary!


26.05.14 Your music has helped me get through some very difficult times in my life. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!


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