In less than 18 months since launch, live music agency TALENTBANQ has paid independent musicians over £100,000.
TALENTBANQ are based at Tileyard London and represent a hand-picked selection of exceptional talent – all chosen for outstanding live performance.
Pictured – founder Ray Jones with Katie Kittermaster – the latest and youngest artist to join the TALENTBANQ .
Founder Ray Jones commented:
“Every pound paid to independent artists is like £5 to others. It literally helps pay the rent, put food on the table and helps artists to pursue a career in music. Music is a tough and challenging life-choice – and the whole industry is going through seismic economic shifts. By rewarding live performance we are seeking to support not only individual artists, but the whole cultural economy and musical heritage of our amazing city”
Katie Kittermaster, just 18, took a break from her A Levels to visit Tileyard to celebrate this moment. Once she has finished her exams, she will be heading straight into the recording studio at Metropolis. She will release her debut EP at the end of the summer and heads out on a major tour supporting BoyzLife in September 2019.
Picture by Allan McKay Photography. Shot at Rotunda at Kings Place.