The care leaver who made a number one album

A sound engineer who grew up in the care system has received a prestigious award after working on folk-punk singer Frank Turner’s chart-topping album.

Matt Taylor moved to Buxton, Derbyshire from the Isle of Man after a troubled childhood during which he spent three years living in children’s homes.

After winning the Rising Star award at the Music Producers Guild Awards, the 29-year-old said he hopes his success can inspire others from disadvantaged backgrounds.

“Care people kind of learn not to have dreams,” he said.

“I mean, I just got here because I like banging my head against an endless wall until it cracks. »

Video Journalist: Alex Thorp

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