Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Pop

Instrument/voice type: Guitar

Location: Northern Ireland

BECAH, 25, is a singer/songwriter from Lurgan, Northern Ireland. Having played the local scene for the last number of years, in that time supporting Aslan, Brian Kennedy and The Four of Us, BECAH is proving an emerging artist of note. With an array of significant competitive successes behind her - Panarts Young Songwriter of the Year finalist, Dawson's Singer/Songwriter finalist, finishing 3rd place, and an AER Solo Artist Award 2020 finalist - BECAH continues develop her craft, her most recent release being that of her third single 'Yours'. Her lyrics are described as 'poetic' and 'beautifully arranged', with Chordblossom deeming the artist "a revelation".

I will now be able to acquire home studio equipment I would not have had financial access to, and gain crucial knowledge in how to create home demos. The support has enabled me to successfully begin my EP project which will be produced by Michael Mormecha, and will allow me to promote this in ways I would not have been able to without the funding. It has also given me access to expertise and advice from the courses I will be attending - 'Fan Engagement Strategy' and 'Funding, Financial Planning, Budgeting and Business Planning'. These will no doubt help me to become more knowledgeable in how to successfully reach out to listeners and how to strategically plan financially for my music.