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Rural Music Network Tour

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Hosted by the Red Brick Building

When: Thursday 18 April

Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Cost: £5

Location: The Event Space


Young Somerset’s Rural Music Network Tour


Featuring Markus Smith, The Front Runners, Elliot Garcia, Patchwork Poet, Mischa Jardine, Swingray, Otto Wilde and The Marianas


Thursday 18th April

7.30pm – 10.30pm

£5 on the door


The Rural Music Network Project supports new and up-and-coming music from Somerset, bridging the gap between the music industry and young people.



About Rural Music Network


Over the past five years Young Somerset (formerly Somerset Rural Youth Project), funded by Youth Music, has been delivering a music project called the Rural Music Network.

The aims of the project are to increase young people’s access to the music industry, as well as their skills and confidence through three music pathway strands: 

  • Music Performance – playing solo or in a band, DJ, MC or singer/songwriter 
  • Music Production – sound and lighting engineering, live music events, stage management, and studio and recording
  • Music Promotion – artist and music promotion, music events management and artist management. 

The project will enable young people to select a pathway they wish to develop through engaging with the Rural Music Network Tour Programme. 


The Rural Music Network Tour Programme offers the following: 

  • Over two years, four tours will be delivered across Somerset.
  • For each tour, eight music acts and a tour production group will be selected to go on a four-month tour. The acts will play eight gigs across Somerset (two gigs a month).
  • Each music act will be offered three 2-hour music rehearsal / development sessions in between each gig with the RMN music leader, using their first gig as a baseline for their development and using video reflection of each gig as a development tool to identify areas of improvement.


The tour is focused in Somerset, enabling young musicians to gain experience playing in a wide range of venues. It also aims to increase the profile of new and up-and-coming music acts, as well as encouraging new audiences to support live music in their communities. 


In exchange for this tour opportunity, each music act is supported to put on a community music making workshop in one of the communities they perform in. This will enable young people to develop their music performance skills and their music mentoring and tutoring skills.


For more info, please email James Brookes (Project Leader)

[email protected]

Event Organiser

Young Somerset

01278 722 100


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