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
To celebrate International Jazz Day, 2019 Peter Whittingham Jazz Awardee Emma Johnson tells us how she navigated a year of career obstacles to finally be able to record her band’s debut album.
Find out what happens once your application has been submitted, and what happens once a decision has been reached.
Help Musicians Chairman, Graham Sheffield, pays tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, husband to our patron Her Majesty The Queen.