Pirate Studios ground-breaking Prodigies Programme backed by Kate Nash, Jon McClure and the teams behind Liam Gallagher, Charli XCX, The Libertines hotting up…2,000 becomes 30

“It’s refreshing to see genuine opportunities for bands, like Pirate Studios’ Prodigy programme, and time and effort going into young people. It’s proper” Jon McClure

4 weeks into Pirate Studios Prodigy Programme whose aim is to discover the UK’s top emerging artists, over 2000 acts have applied across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. With the help of their expert industry judges mentors and partners which includes Libertines, Tom Grennan and Charli XCX management, Liam Gallagher’s PR, Gordon Smart Radio X, This Feeling and many more experts, the final 3 will get all they need to kickstart their musical dreams.

A public vote is now underway which will whittle 30 down to 3.

An expert panel of industry mentors and judges will support, develop and promote the careers of the three winners. Across the programme, artists will receive one-to-one mentoring and masterclasses that cover every aspect needed to help launch a career from management to publishing, A&R to radio-play, song-writing to PR, festival slots, unlimited free use of Pirate Studios, studio time with top engineers, free video production, expert branding & marketing advice and more… In short, these artists will be given EVERYTHING they need to take their career to the next level.

Massive. So, who gets this once in a lifetime opportunity? As with everything Pirate do, it’s straight up and fair. Proper, as the Rev says. It’s down to YOU.

A-Z final 30

Alex Ohm – Blossoming, folk infused West Midlands indie-rockers
ANGLLS – Mind-bending, electronic astonishment from Ireland
Brook Baili – Genuine soul from this hotly-tipped London singer songwriter
Bryde – Sensational Welsh alt-rock singer
Charles – Burgeoning R&B infused pop icon
Heavy Rapids – Punk influenced rock ‘n’ roll from the heart of Glasgow
False Heads – Propulsive and energetic Essex punk-rockers
Glass Peaks – Stadium pop-rock from London, ready to rule the world
I Plead Guilty – Blistering metallic post-hardcore London 5 piece
James Holt – Star in the waiting from Manchester, as praised by Brian Eno
Malory – South London creative ‘altpopolyptic’ artist
Monico Blonde – Much-championed Welsh indie-pop newcomers with a big sound
Naropa – Progressive alt-indie London quintet
Nics – One of London’s top emerging rapper / producers
Novatines – Bold, brash, inventive and explosive Bath rock band
Pale Canvas – Fresh new London indie band
Proletariat – Mancunian rabble-rousers on the ascendansy
Red Rum Club – Burgeoning Merseyside “Tarantino-esque” sextet
Rival Bones – Merseyside’s thunderous rock power duo
Shambolics – Psychedelic, dreamy rock & roll from sunny Dunfermlines
Table Scraps – Straight from the heart, raucous garage sounds from Birmingham
The RPMs – Rip-roaring young Brighton 5 piece
The Seamonsters – Summer time in music form from Sheffield sextet
The Surrenders – Birmingham’ electric rhythm blues and soul band
Violet Youth – Deep, atmospheric and anthemic indie from Blackburn
VIØLETS – Exciting London alt-pop trio
Vivienne Chi – One of Bristol’s most exciting, emerging singer songwriters
Youth Killed It – Bolshy, free-flowing Norwich indie-punk 5-piece
Yves – Storming Swindon indie-rock 3 piece
Zags – Flourishing London grime MC

VOTE HERE https://www.piratestudios.co.uk/prodigyThe deadline is this Friday, so listen up and cast your votes.

Carl Barat ft BlackWaters in action at Pirate Studios launch party: