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How the pandemic stripped away the heart of Wakefield’s music community: “To know that Help Musicians are there for you through the thick of it alleviates a lot of the stress”
Matt Knee
Multi-instrumentalist and producer
27th July 2021

In March 2020, COVID-19 had a devastating impact on Matt Knee's business. As the landlord continued to need rent, the operational costs amounting to several thousands, whilst Laurel House remained closed under government enforcement; the studio was caught in a dire situation and the future of Matt’s job was in jeopardy.

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Frank Farell -
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Help Musicians
26th July 2021

We caught up with Frank Farrel to discuss his transition from music teaching to producing and music making back in January 2020 and what impact the pandemic had on his career. 

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Sans Soucis -
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Help Musicians
26th July 2021

Sans Soucis tells us about her journey of moving from Italy to London at age 19, the beginning of her career as a producer when receiving the Help Musicians MOBO Fund and what it meant to have the support from our creative team at a time when such a big part of who she is was taken away.


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MEI -
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Help Musicians
26th July 2021
Help Musicians speaks to supported-artist MEI about her journey of getting into music, receiving support to create and develop new music and how she reached out to Help Musicians again a few years later for support with her recovery from long Covid.
 
 
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James Brown of Pulled Apart By Horses -
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Help Musicians
26th July 2021

When rock band Pulled Apart By Horses were halted by Covid, guitarist James Brown was forced to pause his successful career and leave the industry. With Help Musicians' support, he's now pivoted to composing and song-writing, work he can do during Covid restrictions, and his career is going from strength to strength.


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Jeauneil -
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Help Musicians
26th July 2021

We speak to supported-artist Jeauneil about the support he received from Help Musicians to focus on his music during lockdown. He delves into the benefits beyond the grant itself, such as the mental health support, mentoring and business advice sessions.


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