A student from Winchester and a student from Chandlers Ford have raised hundreds of pounds for Comic Relief

Ben Metson, 21, from Winchester, is studying for a BA in Music Technology Specialist degree at the University of West London.

His final year project is with singer-songwriter Kenya Johnson, 18, from Chandlers Ford.

On Saturday Ben and Kenya put on a charity concert at The Railway Inn and launched an downloadable EP.

Ben and Kenya met at School, now with three years music production and industry knowledge, he has created a body of work including a 4 track EP to launch Kenya through his company BAMBAM Productions. The 4 track EP was released on Saturday night via Soundcloud as a free download.

Ben said: ‘This body of work is part of my final dissertation, I am very grateful to all of the volunteers and Raffle prize contributors for donating their support to this charity event. It was important to us to put on a fun event to raise money for Comic Relief Red Nose day. I have grown up watching Comic relief on the TV and I’m proud to be supporting it through my degree work.”

Kenya, is studying an extended diploma in music and music technology at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College in Southampton, and started writing at 11 years old. Earlier this year she reached the Future Music and Open Mic UK songwriting showcase final in London’s famous Dingwalls venue in Camden Lock. Kenya won the prize of working with future music for a year where they produce and edit her songs.

Also on the bill were Jess Long, 16, from Fair Oak, who is studying Music and Drama at Barton Peveril college, Switch Summer, 24, a rapper songwriter form Basingstoke, and DJ Luther Vine, 21, from Brighton.

By the end of the night, which nearly 100 people attended, they had raised over £500 for Comic Relief.