Co-Founders and trustees

ADELE DRAKE

In establishing three Drake Music UK charities, Adele pioneered the widening of musical possibilities for disabled people through the game-changing use of technology.

JOEL CAHEN

Joel specialises in recording and designing sound for film, dance, theatre, radio and art productions.

Wet Sounds, is Joel’s acclaimed project producing underwater sound installations at swimming pools internationally since 2008. 

Trustees

MIKE BETTRIDGE

Mike is a registered chartered accountant.  

 

LEON CLOWES

Leon is a Disabled creator and curator involved with numerous arts projects in London.

JULIA JAMES

Julia is Principal and South West Regional Lead, based at the Ofsted rated outstanding Bedelsford School in Kingston, London.

 

CLARE SMITH

Clare is a Disabled musician and former CEO of Sound It Out Community Music, Birmingham.

In Memory of STEVE KNIGHT: 03.12.1966 - 27.07.2020

The Board of Liquid Vibrations is saddened to hear of the passing of Steve Knight, one of our longest standing trustees, and an accomplished and pioneering Disabled musician.

 

Charity co-founder and trustee Adele Drake says:

 

‘I first met Steve Knight when he came to the Drake Music Research Project workshops in Blackheath Concert Halls. This was in the mid-1980s and I think he was 22. His music teacher at Charlton Park School had picked up on the interest he’d shown in music and she was looking for suitable routes for Steve’s talents. Self-taught and using his feet on a synthesiser, Steve could play by ear and from memory.

 

Of the many memorable times that myself and friends have had with Steve, one which stands out in particular was when he was given the red carpet treatment in Iceland. He performed at many major concerts including sharing the stage with Jools Holland and Andy Sheppard in London and Edinburgh. For a number of years, Steve was a tutor to younger disabled musicians at Orpheus Centre, as well as in many Drake Music workshops.

 

The news of Steve’s passing is deeply shocking, and our thoughts are with his family and many friends. His contribution to Liquid Vibrations board has been transformational, and he was a keen and passionate advocate of other disabled people. His sense of pragmatism and shrewdness, was matched by his generosity, humour and warmth, and he will be greatly missed by the many friends he leaves behind.’

Liquid Vibrations is a charity established in 2010.

Registered in England no. 1154224