merseyrail sound station are taking three musicians from the region to london for a special industry showcase in partnership with promoters eat your own ears and liverpool band vans.
eyesore & the jinx, beija flo and podge have all been chosen to represent the project at a show in stoke newington venue the waiting room on friday 4th october.
the three artists selected to play the showcase represent three of the most exciting artists currently plying their trade on merseyside. while eyesore & the jinx are playing a host of festivals this summer and recently visited russia as part of a cultural exchange, beija flo has exciting plans to launch a series of multi-disciplinary projects later this year. wirral-based artist podge has recently being selected onto to the limf academy programme and played the sefton park festival in july alongside the likes of nile rodgers and de la soul.
liverpool bands vans, whose home is sort rehearsal rooms, also the setting for the merseyrail sound station studio workshops, are also supporting the initiative with the artists travelling down in one of their fleet of high specification production vehicles.
suzanne grant, commercial director at merseyrail said: “when we restructured sound station we worked with bido lito! to see how the project could address some of the barriers young musicians in the region come up against. opportunities outside of liverpool and connecting with the london-centric industry were two of the priorities.
this event is a great opportunity for three artists who have shown a lot of promise. we’re proud that such amazing talent from the merseyrail network will be representing the region at this event.”
sam turner, projects manager at bido lito! said: “all the artists who have taken part in sound station so far have grasped the opportunities given with two hands. I’m excited to see these three artists do their thing in London. they all embody some really exciting elements of liverpool’s current music scene.”
the next semester of the programme culminates in the regular merseyrail sound station live showcase at liverpool central station on 22nd november. each artist who takes part plays a short set at the free all-day festival.
find details of the event here.