Jamie 'Afro' Archer and his band visited Birmingham, to meet disadvantaged young people from communities hit by the summer riots.
Jamie met with young people at The Prince’s Trust Birmingham Centre, where he performed his debut single, Insanity, which is due to be released on 6th February 2012.
Archer wrote his single in response to the riots that took place last summer. The accompanying video highlights the devastation and features Maurice Reeves, whose 144 year old furniture store in Croydon was razed to the ground.
The single is raising funds to support The Prince’s Trust UK City Riots Appeal, which is helping disadvantaged young people from riot-torn communities around the UK.
The UK City Riots Appeal was launched by HRH The Prince of Wales in August 2011 in the aftermath of the riots.
The Prince’s Trust announced that it would increase support for young people across five of the areas hardest hit, including Birmingham, Manchester and the London communities of Hackney, Tottenham and Croydon. The Trust is committing a £2.5 million investment in these areas, giving disadvantaged young people positive opportunities to keep their live on track.
Paul Beesley, regional director of The Prince’s Trust in the West Midlands, said: