Joining forces to develop the next generation of Bristol talent

Four Bristol institutions have joined forces for the first time to support emerging musical talent in the city. Bristol Music Trust’s Multi-Track programme will partner with Bristol-based promoters Team Love and Who Cares as well as the international music studio company Pirate Studios for the third year of their into-industry artist development initiative, Home Grown Heat.

This partnership will see the four organisations, supported by PRS Foundation and Help Musicians UK, connect young Bristolian artists with the required tools for navigating the ever-changing world of the music business.

Applications open today for the eight-month mentorship programme that will see ten emerging artists in urban genres such as grime, hip-hop, afro-beat and neo-soul receive intensive support in music production, business and performance.

Workshops and recording sessions are led by industry-leading producer Tony Briscoe, marketing expert, Jenna Knight and songwriters Javeon and Tanya Lacey.

Since beginning in 2017, Home Grown Heat has seen eight artists take part in the scheme, including first year artists; Solomon O.B, Splitz P, Charece and the current class of musicians: Delocx, Pariah, Amelia, Kaya and Lexus P.

Owen Parry, Creative Producer for Talent Development at Bristol Music Trust, said: “We’ve been able to support some amazing new talent already through this initiative, so it’s great that we can once again open up these applications and help more emerging Bristol artists into the industry.

“Partnering with these established and respected Bristol music companies means that the package of support we can offer is even more comprehensive and shows the appetite from established Bristol music outfits to really support new talent.”

Team Love, best known for one-of-a-kind festivals and event production and the masterminds behind Love Saves the Day, The Downs Festival and The Love Inn, will support Home Grown Heat artists with live performance opportunities and rehearsal sessions throughout the programme.

Club-night producers and promoters, Who Cares, will provide the selected artists with the opportunity to work with some of the best professional music producers in the country, while international live music and DJ studio company, Pirate Studios, will provide access to three full-day sessions in their Bristol studio.

Applications for the scheme are open to those aged 18-25 with the deadline to apply being Wednesday 18th September. The scheme will run from October 2019 – April 2020.

For more information and to apply, please visit

Image: Home Grown Heat Year 2 cohort (l to r): Pariah, Kaya, Amelia, Lexus P, Delocx

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