UPON stepping into Amplify Youth Music Project, I noticed something different, writes Sara Tonge.

The main room had been transformed into an indie paradise; a warm orange glow consuming everything in sight, and fairy lights of various colours wrapped around the musical equipment.

My first impression was 'cosy'. And throughout the event, it remained the same.

First up was newcomer Cas Anderson, from Weaverham, who serenaded the audience with her quaint sounds of banjo and ukulele, accompanied by her meaningful voice.

When asked about the evening, she said: "I really loved the lighting and stage it was so lovely and everyone just seemed enchanted at the end of the night."

Next was Sam Lyon, who has been on the scene for a number of years but still never fails to amaze when she sings.

She said: "the fairy lights and the intimate style of the venue left everyone captivated and the crowd were so quiet and respectful to the artists you could've heard a pin drop.

"It's nice to see Amplify welcoming not only local talent, but also international talent too."

To conclude the hipsters' heaven of an evening, was Hildur Hoglind, an 18 year-old-singer/songwriter from Malmo in Sweden.

Singing with confidence and grace, she is Sweden's answer to Damien Rice.

It was an absolute honour to be hearing such an established artist performing comfortably in our humble home of a youth group.

Hildur said: "All in all it was a wonderful night with wonderful people."

Beth Hanson, 16, said: "We definitely need more Wednesday night gigs.

"It was amazing, the acts were brilliant and fit really well together and it was definitely a really successful night.

"One of the best Amp events to date!"

Amplify is run by Cheshire West and Cheshire Young People’s Service.

For more information about Amplify, search for them on Facebook or head down to one of their Wednesday night rehearsal sessions at Northwich & District Youth Club.