meet semester four’s artists

Merseyrail Sound Station is thrilled to announce the latest cohort of hugely talented, aspiring new musicians selected to take part in their unique artist development programme.

Representing a broad variety of genres – from pop to hip hop, indie to electronic, anti-folk to ambient – the musicians taking part in the development programme will benefit from a suite of activities designed to help them hone their craft and further their career in music.

The ten acts selected to take part are:

Bye Louis


Alex Teleko

Jonny Taylor

Timothy Elam

Abby Meysenburg


Furry Hug

Esme Bridie

Luke Lowen

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The ten emerging artists kick-started the project this week, taking part in Studio Workshops led by Echo & The Bunnymen keyboardist and music mentor Jez Wing. During the programme, the musicians will take part in an Artist Masterclass with Becky Hawley of Heavenly Recordings artists Stealing Sheep and enjoy direct advice from a panel of music industry experts across a series of seminars.

The project culminates in Merseyrail Sound Station Live, a full-day festival featuring all ten artists which takes place at Liverpool Central Station on Saturday 30th November. 

To date, the programme has directly supported over forty Liverpool City Region artists, providing invaluable guidance, advice and introductions to industry. 

Working with the likes of The Musician’s Union, PRS for Music, Sentric Music and other organisations from around the country, Merseyrail Sound Station provides artists with the knowledge to help them reach the next stage of their career.

Suzanne Grant, Commercial Director at Merseyrail comments:  “It’s a great honour to work on an initiative such as this alongside Bido Lito! to support up-and-coming artists in the Liverpool City Region. Merseyrail Sound Station has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, providing a platform to talented musicians who want to take the next step in their careers. I am looking forward to seeing the latest cohort of artists develop throughout the programme, learning new skills and gaining valuable knowledge of the music industry.”