Things I Wish I’d Known is for any young creative aged 13-25 with questions about the music industry.

Held monthly on Zoom, each meet-up will be led by guest artists chatting about:

  • Different career paths you can take
  • Mistakes to avoid before you make them
  • Everything else they wish they’d known when first starting out

Come along to learn about:

  • Getting gigs
  • Standing out in a crowd
  • Making money from your music
  • Careers available in the music industry
  • And more - tell us any questions you have and we’ll find people to answer them at future meet-ups

What's involved

Featuring multi-instrumentalist Jim Molyneux and violinist and composer Simmy Singh, this meet-up is all about what session musicians are, and how you might become one.

When and where

Monday 26 February, 6-8pm

Each meet-up takes place online via Zoom.


Things I Wish I’d Known is free to attend. Sign up.

Safer spaces

At all of our projects we aim to create spaces that are welcoming, engaging and supportive. Spaces where everyone is able to be themselves, but also where abuse and discrimination are not tolerated.

Creating a safe and welcoming environment, where everyone is respected and valued, is also at the heart of our safeguarding approach

Read our Safer Spaces Policy for more information.

Got questions?

Get in touch with our Project Coordinator Andrea by emailing [email protected].

Or you can give us a call on 0161 546 5334. Please leave a message and we’ll get back to you.

About the Artists

Jim Molyneux is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and producer hailing from Lancashire, and now residing in the vibrant East London music scene. Jim's musical journey has seen him become a sought-after drummer, keyboardist, and vocalist for a wide array of live performances, radio, TV, and theatre productions. Over the past few years, his session work has included collaborations with an impressive roster of artists, such as Barry Can't Swim, Laufey, Lucy Rose, The Lost Words: Spell Songs, Tom Grennan, Cian Ducrot, Bow Anderson, Izzy Bizu, Grace Davies, and many more.

Simmy Singh is Earth Activist violinist and composer from Wales. She co-founded the Manchester Collective and plays with renowned orchestras such as the Manchester Camerata and London Contemporary Orchestra. She also leads the contemporary, crossover orchestras Kaleidoscope Orchestra, Untold Orchestra and Ignition Orchestra. With her quartet, Amika, Simmy works closely with many leading jazz artists from the UK such as Alfa Mist, Jordan Rakei, Rob Luft and Alice Zawadski. Simmy is a seasoned session musician and regularly heads to Abbey Road Studios and Air Studios in London to record for films and records. Recent recordings include The Matrix, Saltburn, The Lion King, Sigur Ros and Chevalier.


Supported by Arts Council England, Youth Music, Manchester City Council and GMCA.