Oasis Boss Turns Wedding Chapel Into Music Venue

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The man who discovered Oasis is hoping to turn a tiny Welsh wedding chapel into a new live music venue after restoring the house of God with his wife.

Former Creation Records boss Alan MCGee and his wife Kate Holmes bought the Baptist chapel in Talgarth, Powys for $64,000 (£40,000) and now they have plans to turn it into a 100-capacity performance space.

MCGee tells the Bbc, "It's been brilliant, one of the best things I've been involved in. We saw the chapel and then Kate said it was for sale. I kind of went, 'Well, just buy it', not knowing what to do with it. But Kate had this idea to do it up and turn it into something good for the community. We both have this thing about regenerating rural areas."

Fashion designer and musician Holmes adds, "We used to drive past the chapel and remark what a beautiful old building it was... We will be holding the first of many acoustic nights soon but we want it to be used by the villagers - it is for them not us."


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