AMBITIOUS young musicians in Barrhead who plan to make their first recording are on the right track to a successful career.

The group, called Nex Gen, staged a craft fayre and fun day at the Old Museum, in the town’s Main Street, last Saturday.

And the £300 that was raised on the day is certainly music to their ears.

For the welcome windfall helps them take a giant step towards paying for their first studio recording session.

The group of around 15 youngsters, whose ages range from 13 to 20, meet at the Spirit of Life (Sol) Church in Barrhead, where they play a variety of instruments, including guitar, drums, keyboard and the cajon drum – a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru.

Kirsti Reid, whose husband Jason is worship leader at the church, said the craft fayre and fun day was a great success.

She added: “We were delighted to have raised £300 at Saturday’s event, which was well supported by the local community.

“Several stall-holders took part and we also had a raffle. There was a cafe to provide refreshments and people were able to enjoy a hand massage.

“It was a very successful event.”

Kirsty said the Nex Gen youngsters write and play a variety of music and are keen to reach a wider audience.

She said: “Because we are a church, people might think the music sounds old fashioned. Yes, there are quieter numbers but it actually sounds upbeat and contemporary. It’s music you could get up and dance to.

“We haven’t staged any concerts yet but we are planning a music night in the near future.”

Nex Gen meets at St Andrew’s Parish Church on Sunday afternoons.

Anyone who would like to know more is welcome to go along.