Merseyrail Sound Station is calling out to all artists on Merseyside. The innovative music development programme, designed by Bido Lito! and Merseyrail is looking for musicians based in the region to take part in semester three of the project.

Successful applicants will follow the likes of Beija Flo, Yank Scally, Salt The Snail and Remy Jude who have all benefitted from the Sound Station programme. Featuring an artist masterclass with Stealing Sheep’s Becky Hawley, a studio workshop with Echo and the Bunnymen’s Jez Wing and an industry day led by Cath Hurley (Most Deffo, formerly Rough Trade), the project gives tailored mentoring, advice and opportunities to artists of all stripes.

To apply artists need to fill out the form over on before the closing date of 17th May. A cohort of artists will then be chosen to go through the programme and perform at the Merseyrail Live showcase on 26th July.


Krystian Hudson of Sound Station semester two band Salt The Snail said of the project: “Our time on Merseyrail Sound station was very fruitful. It brought us together as a band and got us into a positive and productive way or thinking about and working as Salt the Snail.

“Every session that we had was informative and inspiring and we came away with so much knowledge and advice. We would heartily recommend any independent band to apply for this programme.”

In previous semesters Merseyrail Sound Station have partnered with BBC Music Day and BBC 6 Music Festival for the live showcase in Liverpool Central train station. Artists from the cohorts have gone on to sign management deals, support the likes of Pete Doherty and Echo and the Bunnymen and play festivals all over the country.

Apply for Merseyrail Sound Station at Applications close at midnight on Friday 17th May.

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