Last night Help Musicians UK and PledgeMusic celebrated their Emerging Artists Fund 2015 with a showcase at The Lexington, in North London.
The aim of the EAF scheme was to identify and support a diverse range of emerging UK artists who have the talent and the ‘DIY’ drive to build a long-term career, and also approaching a career tipping point with a growing buzz and engaged fan base.
The celebration was an opportunity for all those key to the partnership to come together for the first time, as well as enabling four artists from the EAF15 scheme to showcase their talent in front of influential industry bodies, A&R and eager fans.
The four acts highlighted the real diversity of the Emerging Artists Fund. 19 year old singer Mullally kicked off the evening, his vocal talent shining through and winning the crowd with soft guitar accompaniment. He has already had the privilege of working with some of the most revered and successful producers within the UK music industry. He was recently named as MOBO’s Ones to Watch and was featured on MTV’s The Brink.
Following Mullally was ElfKid, bringing an infectious energy to the audience with his new generation of grime. He has built a solid following through his radio appearances on NTS, Rinse FM, Flex FM, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1Xtra. He also recently starred at this year’s SXSW.
Rock duo The Pearl Harts showcased their heavy blues-driven songs having recently toured with The Stereophonics. They’ve received acclaim from NME and having made fans out of Shirley Manson, will be opening for Garbage on their forthcoming European tour.
The night culminated with a stellar performance from psychotic art rock band Telegram, freshly back from a European tour and their first UK show since their sold out headline gig at Moth Club in March.
The team at Help Musicians UK would like to thank all at PledgeMusic, Mullally, Elfkid, The Pearl Harts, Telegram and all the panellists involved in the EAF15 process. Thanks also to all the industry support. Most importantly, thank you to the artists and we look forward to helping support their careers.