PORTS (formerly known as Little Bear)
Emerging Excellence Award 2014
2nd May 2014
PORTS (formerly known as Little Bear)

It’s hard to believe it’s only been 6 weeks since Steven and I jumped on a plane for the meeting with Help Musicians UK. You think you live in a city and then you hit London.

So much has happened since then - a single release, another on the way with a video to boot and we all got nice new haircuts. On top of this though, we were forced to change our name as a band. Never a fun process, so Help Musicians UK support came at a key time in our careers.

Our hardest problem though has always been getting the whole band across to the UK mainland for festivals/shows. Finally, this week, we’re heading to play Liverpool Sound City and we’re really looking forward to finalising bookings for our first UK tour.


PortsIf I were to say anything to those applying for the Emerging Excellence Award it would be to show your passion for your music, not just writing or playing, but how you want it to develop and hopefully you’ll will receive the same help we did. 




Emerging Excellence Awards May 2014

Applications open: Thursday 1 May

Stage 1 deadline: Thursday 12 June (5.00pm)

Stage 2 deadline: Wednesday 16 July (5.00pm)

Final panels and interviews: Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 July

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