PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner


Higher Rhythm is a is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner supported by PPL 

Our PRS Foundation funded programme started in 2018 focussing on supporting entry, developing and emerging level, Yorkshire based music artists. The focus of our programme is to advance artists careers through bespoke, targeted support including recordings, releases, promo videos and artist mentoring.

Specifically, through this programme, we work with artists to produce high quality recordings. Artists record with Higher Rhythm in-house studio engineer Joe-Russell Brown and multi-award winning producer Andy Seward. They also to produce accompanying video elements, working with widely acclaimed recording artist, Skinny Pelembe.

The funding received as a PRS Foundation TDP works alongside funding from other funders and sources including Arts Council EnglandHelp Musicians UK, and privately generated income.

Interested in this programme? Fill in the form below

Listen to previews of the tracks which supported artists have recorded as part of the programme, and see a selection of promo videos produced below:


PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner 2019-20 programme


PRS Foundation Open Fund 2018-19 programme

Here’s a short compilation video with a few of the artists involved in the 2018-19 programme reflecting on their experience of being involved:


Browse the list of artists involved in our PRS foundation funded artist support programmes, below:

Rumbi Tauro

PRS Foundation TDP 2021-22

Rumbi Tauro is an R&B|Soul artist. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Doncaster, music has always come second nature. 2021 has been a great year for Rumbi, notably winning the Pattern + Push programme by established South Yorkshire artists MC and producer Coco and artist ad songwriter Seppy.

Imogen Hart

PRS Foundation TDP 2021-22

Imogen Hart is a 22 year old singer and songwriter based in Yorkshire. Described by BBC Introducing’s Alan Raw as “one of Yorkshire’s most impressive up and coming singer songwriters.”

Samadhi
PRS Foundation TDP 2021-22
Samadhi, a collective of Rotherham based musicians, brings together Free Jazz and Folk music to create a unique meditative and improvised mix of sounds and music.
Lewis Paul Marrow

PRS Foundation TDP 2021-22

Singer/Songwriter and Post Modern show off from Kingston upon Hull. Former frontman of the band Republic Of Trees. Lewis Paul Marrow is a rough-hewn heavy set muso with a talent for writing exposing heartfelt lyrics and “gut-churning one-liners”.

Shades Of Red

PRS Foundation TDP 2021-22

Alternative rockers and yet another exciting new band coming out of Scunthorpe. Anybody would think there’s an amazing place nurturing talented young artists from the town, any ideas Cafe INDIE?

Brodie Milner
PRS Foundation TDP 2021-22
Following the release of his first three singles, Brodie’s music has been championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6), and has been featured on Tom Robinson’s (BBC Radio 6) ‘Fresh Faves’.
Gigs to date include support slots with BC Camplight, Katy J Pearson, and Seafret, alongside festival appearances at Live at Leeds and Humber Street Sesh
Rich Stephenson

PRS Foundation TDP 2021-22

Rich Stephenson is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Boasting ‘frenetic’ live performances, Rich is a touring animal, with appearances at Glastonbury, London O2 Academy, Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), Roundhouse (London), Amsterdam Coffee Festival, Boardmasters Newquay and Humber Street Sesh to name but a few!

Explicare

PRS Foundation TDP 2019-20

Originally from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Explicare (Latin meaning ‘to unfold’) combines a twist of dream pop, atmospheric synth and deep-bass haze.

 

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Pocketwatch

PRS Foundation TDP 2019-20

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Sparklehorse, Grandaddy, Slint and Lou Reed, Leeds-based ‘Pocketwatch’ are quickly gathering followers with their dark soundscapes, personal lyrics and chubby beats.

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R. Loomes

PRS Foundation TDP 2019-20

Sheffield-based singer-songwriter R.Loomes music can be described as ‘dark-Folk’ drawing influence from artists such as Portishead, Cat Power and Jeff Buckley. A preference of live performance studio recordings is creating an intimate and compelling catalogue.

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August Charles

PRS Foundation TDP 2019-20

Born in Zambia, raised in the UK, British musician August Charles’ musical tastes and talents have evolved over the years. 2020 will see August emerge with his debut single “Take Me Away” as he explores his music identity by working himself through artists such George Benson, Marvin Gaye, John Legend, Maverick Sabre, Kanye West, King Krule, James Blake and BadBadNotGood just to name a few.

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Maratimes

PRS Foundation TDP 2019-20

Hailing from Hull and a favourite of BBC Introducing Alan Raw, indie-rockers Maratimes are gaining a reputation as an unmissable upbeat live act. Heavy drums, big guitars and melodic vocals will have you hooked.

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LIO

PRS Foundation Open Fund 2018-19

LIO is an ambient alt-pop format fronted by Leonie Sloots. The Sheffield-based songwriter has taken the stage supporting acts such as Stevie Parker, Slow Club and While She Sleeps. In May 2018 LIO launched as a full band, quickly gathering momentum on the Sheffield music scene and beyond through multiple festival appearances (Outlines, Tramlines, Y Not Festival) radio play (Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing Sheffield, Sheffield Live, Jelli Records Music Show) and their O2 Academy Sheffield debut supporting King No-One.

Roshan Lal

PRS Foundation Open Fund 2018-19

Taking a break from bass duties from Sheffield instrumental experimental pioneers King Capisce, ‘The Wake’ is Roshan’s first step into recording his solo material. Delicate acoustic open tunings accompany falsetto vocals to create something beautifully unexpected.

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Let Man Loose

PRS Foundation Open Fund 2018-19

Let Man Loose are a four-piece rock band from Hull, inspired by Queens of the Stone Age, the associated Palm Springs low desert scene and Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys. Expect a blend of thunderous fuzz boxes and tuneful East Yorkshire dialect.

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Hannah Louise Lloyd

PRS Foundation Open Fund 2018-19

Having recently performed at the Foundry supporting Paul Young and Yellow Arch Studios’ reputable Cafe Sessions, Hannah Louise Lloyd is no stranger to the Sheffield live music scene. With smooth, harmonious vocals and poignant, mature songwriting, Hannah’s performances are always guaranteed to leave you feeling moved. 

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Luke Todd

PRS Foundation Open Fund 2018-19

Scunthorpe’s own Luke Todd had been working at the local Steel Works before discovering such artists as Frank Turner, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. His inspiration grew into dedication; a drive to tell his own story.

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