A SALISBURY band has been awarded £2,500 to buy new equipment and raise the profile of young musical talent in the area.

Eden Lake received the funding after hitting the right notes in their pitch at a Dragons’ Den style event held by housing association A2Dominion in London.

The five-piece band, made up of students studying Level 3 music at Wiltshire College, will use the funds to buy engineering equipment to improve the sound quality of their music and record other local bands.

It will also allow them to play more live venues and help raise the profile of local musical talent in Salisbury.

Band member Harry Baird, 21, said: “Presenting to the Dragons was an amazing experience, and one which we feel has brought us even closer together as a band.

“The funding will go a long way to help us record our own music, as well as contributing to other young bands and bringing great live music to Salisbury.

“We would like to thank everyone at A2Dominion for this fantastic opportunity.”

Heather David, A2Dominion’s head of community involvement, said: “Eden Lake impressed the judges with their ideas, spirit and ambition, and delivered a thorough pitch to the panel.

"We are delighted to have awarded this funding to support the band and help other young musicians in the Salisbury community.”

For more information about the youth enterprise scheme, visit a2dominion.co.uk/beinspired.