It’s been a year to remember for the Emerging Artists Fund 2015, the incredibly successful new partnership between Help Musicians UK and PledgeMusic. The initial year provided a £50,000 development fund and exposure for 19 exciting, emerging artists selected over three rounds of entries by an esteemed panel of industry experts, including the likes of Tom Robinson, Nihal Arthanayake and VV Brown.
Over the last several months, the EAF awardees have become some of the industry’s biggest buzz bands. From The Lottery Winners and Roseau to Leon T. Pearl and Reverieme, each artist/band has enjoyed financial support from Help Musicians along with campaign support working directly with their fans through the PledgeMusic platform.
To celebrate the huge success of the Emerging Artists Fund 2015 with HMUK, PledgeMusic is hosting a special free showcase featuring some of the hottest acts of the moment. We’re inviting successful artists and industry experts featured on the panel to also join us for pre-show drinks and then the free showcase that evening on May 10th 2016 at The Lexington in London. (You can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Telegram’s brand of psychotic art rock has turned them into one of London’s finest live acts. Their next single ‘Aeons’ is due to be released on July 10.
The Pearl Harts are Kirsty on vocals, guitars and loops, and Sara on drums, vocals and samples. Formed in 2013, the heavy blues-driven duo have toured with The Stereophonics, received acclaim from NME and others and made fans out of Shirley Manson.
Elf Kid is part of a new generation of Grime musicians breathing fresh new life and urgency to the scene. He has built a solid following through his radio appearances on NTS, Rinse Fm, Flex FM, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1Xtra. He also recently starred at this year’s SXSW.
Hailing from Norfolk, 19-year-old Mullally began his musical venture from the age of just 16. Packed with mature vocals that far belie his young years, he has already had the privilege of working with some of the most revered and successful producers within the UK music industry. He was recently named as MOBO’s Ones to Watch and was featured on MTV’s The Brink.