UCLAN Record Label Helps Local Musicians
Nov, 30 2020
Are you a local working musician? If so you’ve no doubt felt the strain on your craft throughout this year. You may have felt at times like giving up but thanks to a new initiative your performances hours are about to improve.
A new university label UCLAN Recordings group has been established. This has been devised to support UCLAN students and alumni. It has also been created to support Lancashire’s musical ecosystem.
In 2019 17 year old Preston lad Harvey Brittain released his debut track ‘It’s my Paris’ on the label and is becoming a successful artist.
This summer the label worked collaboratively with UCLAN based acts including the following:-
- David Shurr
- Ike James
- John Kirby
These four rising stars created individual singles. The tracks were released throughout November which will initiate the beginning of their career.
It was a race against time to get the tracks completed and released during lockdown. Help came from industry professionals including former Operations Director for Ministry of Sound and UCLAN Lecturer Tony Rigg, and chart-topping producer Lee Monteverde.
The songs are best described as a combination of smooth indie folk to feel good 60s pop rock.
They can be heard on the UCLAN Recordings Group play lists on sound cloud, Spotify and You Tube. Here are the top three tracks followed by an audio recording of Black Magic by David Shurr via Spotify:-
- City Lights by Ike James
- Annalise by John Kirby
- All My Life by Rose
Black Magic by David Shurr:-https://open.spotify.com/album/0GijQhg6A6BGf8bBtHW2EN?highlight=spotify:track:5PqxKXcdGB58p9l3h5k9Hd
Tony had these words of gratitude with regards to music industry professionals and encourages all to get involved,
“We’re really pleased these students and graduates have been fortunate to benefit from our very strong links with industry. Lee Monteverde has been involved in the music industry for decades and tapping into that knowledge and experience is of massive benefit to our students. There is a huge amount of talent in Lancashire and we would love to hear from any budding artists and musicians out there.”
Local musicians have been given a boost from the new university label UCLAN Recordings Group.
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger