Showcases for artists on the Gilles Peterson-backed mentorship programme run in collaboration with Arts Council England and the PRS Foundation. Future Bubblers supports unsigned artists to develop their music and navigate the music industry.
The Future Bubblers showcases are fast becoming an annual tradition. It’s a chance to see live shows and DJ sets from a selection of new artists tipped as ones to watch by Gilles Peterson. This year we have nine acts on each night representing the year 5 & 6 of Peterson’s Future Bubblers mentorship programme. The artists are drawn from across England, and the music they make is just as diverse, ranging from live-rendered, atmospheric electronics to dubby hip-hop sound storms. This year we have two showcases due to the pandemic affecting last year’s show, this is a unique opportunity to see all of them playing together.
Choosing focus cities outside of London for each year of the programme, it’s part of a goal to nurture talent outside of the UK capital. Partnering with like minded organisations in each city, it’s a means of encouraging audiences for independent music. Previous years have seen acts like Snowy, a respected Nottingham-based grime MC who’s worked with the likes of Logan Sama; Skinny Pelembe who signed to Peterson’s Brownswood label, Y4 Bubbler Forest Law who is currently signed to Brownswood, and Yazmin Lacey, who signed to First Word, recently profiled as part of an Observer feature on the UK’s new jazz scene.
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Last entry for table bookings is 8pm.