PRS Foundation Momentum Music Fund to support Liverpool musicians, Tea Street Band play Cammell Laird gig and a new track from Profiler

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The Tea Street Band

Christine and The Queens will headline All Points East, Bobhowla launches new single at 81 Renshaw and Dub Pistols to play Palm House, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley with the news.

PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, together with Liverpool City Council have announced a new partnership for the Momentum Music Fund.

The new enterprise is offering Momentum funding and new Momentum Accelerator support to talented musicians based in Liverpool.

The partnership will ensure that at least £20,000 of grant support will be offered to Liverpool based artists before March 2019, with two levels of support pledged.

At least one artist in the city is said to receive up to £15,000 of support.

This artist will demonstrate outstanding music, UK-wide traction, strong team, co-investment from the industry, and solid plans needed to warrant higher levels of investment.

Previous recipients of the Momentum Music Fund based in Liverpool include GIT Award nominee Lapsley, All We AreJalen N’Gonda and Trudy and the Romance.

Momentum artists will be selected by an independent panel of music industry experts, one of which will be held in Liverpool.

At least two Momentum applicants in Liverpool will receive up to £5,000 each through PRS Foundation’s new Momentum Accelerator.

These artists will be selected for their outstanding music, growing fanbases, early signs of industry interest, and their suitability for support from a smaller bursary with mentoring from regional and national experts.

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Men of the moment The Tea Street Band will play a special benefit gig in support of striking workers at Cammel Laird tomorrow (Friday, December 7).

The workers – members of the Unite union – are protesting against plans to cut almost 300 at-risk jobs, despite the recent news a huge new naval deal would secure its long-term future.

Supporters of activist events such as Liverpool Left in September, the band are once again keen to support and show solidarity to those under threat.

Having recently played two nights at District and a special Signature Live Sessions gig at The Shankly Hotel as part of their UK tour celebrating new album FrequencyThe Tea Street Band are riding high and will play at Marine Street Social in New Brighton.

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A decade since the last album It’s All In The Letter That Broke You Down, Friday, January 18 will see the release of new material from Southport’s Bobhowla (aka Howard Doupe).

Having played their debut show at Getintothis’ Deep Cutsin November, the band will set free their  double A-side 7” Sail Down The Water/Music Keeps Calling at 81 Renshaw.

Recorded and produced by Rod Jones (Idlewild) and featuring contributions from both Rod and Mikey Reid (Man of Moon), expect heartfelt harmonies, melancholic melodies with a strong Northern narrative.

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Following the global success of her 2016 debut album Chaleur Humaine, Christine and the Queens, (aka French artist Héloïse Letissier), unveiled a new chapter in her story with the release of new album Chris in September.

Headlining All Points East on Sunday, May 26, Christine and The Queens will be joined by Metronomy, Maribou State, Beach House, HONNE, Kurt Vile and the Violators and more.

Fresh from a support slot with Hinds, London’s Sports Team will come to Liverpool as part of their first UK headline tour.

The band said on Facebook: “[We] just need some local figures to call all these dates “impossible sell outs” and we should be well on our way.” They play Sound on Friday, March 28.

Dub Pistols

Finally in gigs, Dub Pistols will play at Sefton Park’s Palm House next year as part of a huge tour of the US, Europe and the UK.

The Positive Vibration favourites are so because of their high energy, unique stage presence and will bring it to Liverpool on Friday, March 1.

Bristol nu-metal outfit Profiler have released their third video/single, Re-Identify. Profiler was the brainchild of singer, guitarist and songwriter, Mike Evans.

After a lengthy scouting period, Mike came across powerhouse rhythm section Joe Johnson and Oscar Hocking on bass and drums.

Speaking on the new single, frontman Mike Evans said “Re-Identify is about dealing with the anxiety created by the modern world we all live in. More specifically it is about feeling trapped in your own mind and being unable to ‘Re-Identify‘ yourself with the natural world of nature we all came from.

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