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The first of three talks for young women, non-binary and trans people considering a career in music, whether that’s on stage or behind the scenes.
Join host Estée Blu as she chats to alternative pop band Stealing Sheep about their career journey, their creative process, how they’ve overcome challenges, as well as top tips for forging your own path in the music industry.
You’ll get a chance to ask the band questions of your own, and find out more about an upcoming creative residency for young music creators that we’re running in summer 2021.
Come along and hear from inspiring women, and be inspired to explore your own creativity with other like-minded young people!
When and where
Wednesday 10 March, 5-6pm
Online, via Zoom
Who it’s for
This event is aimed at supporting and inspiring the next generation, and making music more equal, diverse and inclusive.
To sign-up you should:
- Be aged 13-19
- Be based in the North of England
- Identify as female, non-binary or trans
How to sign up
Please complete an online sign-up form below. If completing this form online presents any barriers to you, please let us know by calling 0161 546 5334 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Both Sides Now Programme Manager Lucy at LucyS@brightersound.com.
Stealing Sheep are an alternative pop band based in Liverpool, UK. The band consists of three members; Rebecca Hawley (vocals and keys), Emily Lansley (vocals, guitar, bass guitar) and Luciana Mercer (vocals and drum kit). Their debut studio album ‘Into The Diamond Sun’, was released in 2012 and received favourable reviews across the board. In 2019 the band released their third studio album ‘Big Wows’, via Heavenly Recordings. They made their debut in Japan and received support from Spotify Japan and Japanese Rolling Stone. In the UK the album received 4 star reviews across the board and all three singles received BBC Radio 6 A Listing for multiple weeks. On album release week they also appeared on BBC 6Music Festival’s television highlights and proceeded to tour the UK with a series of sold out club shows. They have played main stage slots at several UK based festivals including Green Man Festival and Meltdown at The Southbank Centre, curated by Nile Rodgers as guest of Kero Kero Bonito They are well known for creating bespoke festival enlivenments such as parades, dance shows, customised inflatables and rhythmically synchronised light shows.
Estée Blu is London born R&B, Jazz and Afro-fusion influenced Artist who has been compared to the likes of SZA and Solange by NME and supported by Help Musicians, the MOBO Awards and the Roundhouse. She has had features on platforms such as Apple Music 1, COLORS, AfroPunk and Sofar Sounds. She serves as Sound Connections Wired4Music Trustee, associate and senior producer with a focus on building career pathways for young people in the Music Industry, Education and community building in the digital space. She also sits on the recently launched F-List board of directors led by former BASCA CEO Vick Bain (now known as the Ivors Academy). The F-List focuses on gender parity for Women in Music, with an intersectional approach. In November 2020, Estée Blu completed her third degree in Music Business Management from the University of Westminster under the Richard Antwi Scholarship. Her MA dissertation explored inequality in the experiences of darker-skinned Black British women in R&B/Soul, dealing with racism, colourism and sexism in the UK music industries. As well as looking at the intersection of Afrofuturism and technology, as a tool of liberation from inequalities.