Singers and rappers from Leicester and Leicestershire are invited to apply for an exciting professional development programme that will take their careers to the next level.

Run by 2Funky Arts and Musical Director Carol Leeming, Project LIVE will help eight emerging urban artists to write new material, raise their profile, and secure live bookings and management.

Artists will learn more about the music industry, rehearse with professional artists, perform as part of a high profile showcase and record new tracks for a compilation. Project LIVE is aimed at artists working primarily in music of Black origin, including soul, R&B, jazz, funk, gospel, grime, hip hop, Afro beats and reggae.

2Funky Arts Director Vijay Mistry says:

“This is a unique opportunity for local artists. Across three previous rounds, we’ve uncovered some amazing talent, and this programme is set to be even bigger and better.”

Singers and rappers will apply for the opportunity, and those shortlisted will be interviewed by a professional panel, including established artist Carol Leeming FRSA. Applicants must be over 18, unsigned and from Leicester or Leicestershire. The project is £50 (for working people) and free for those in receipt of certain benefits.

Artists selected will take part in weekly sessions (Mondays or Tuesdays), at 2Funky Music Café, Leicester, between September 2018 and December 2018. Music Industry partners include Punch Records, Baby People and HQ Recording Studio.

To apply, please contact Vijay Mistry on The deadline for applications is 31 July 2018.



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