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.
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.
We provide support to musicians like ili, to ensure that musicians achieve their creative potential, including financial help to develop their skills, grow their portfolio and build a career.
When COVID-19 gripped the world and national Lockdown was enforced, Grace's plans for her nearly completed EP came to a sudden halt. With Help Musicians support Grace was able to record the rest of the tracks remotely, but the most critical aspect of support came unexpectedly, in the form of mental health care, after it came to light that Grace was struggling with a severe anxiety disorder.
We caught up with supported-artist Rhumba Club to talk about what it's really like to be a musician, how the pandemic interfered with the release of his new album and how, through Help Musicians' support, he learnt to create a long-term sustainable income stream. "It's one of the reasons the charity is really great, because it recognises that some people are just innately creative and need that support to live the life that they need to live" - Rhumba Club
A message for musicians who have recently received support from us