CICAS® artist Yussef Dayes is one of the UK’s most innovative young drummers and producers, best known for work with his brothers in United Vibrations and as one half of duo Yussef Kamaal. His sound flows flawlessly from jazz, to jungle, grime and beyond. As well as becoming a new father, Yussef has released the … Read More
Chainska Brassika has a new single, Simple Things ft. Frank Harper released on Friday 6th March 2020. Check out the video. Can spot the other CICAS® and CAPs members dancing in the audience? Chainska Brassika were SXSW this month, performing at the British Music Embassy, Cedar Street Courtyard on 15th March and the SXSW Official Showcase at Flamingo Cantina … Read More
On Monday 20th February MMC celebrated our silver jubilee with a night of live performances, DJs and special guests. That’s 25 years supporting young creatives at The Midi Music Company! Held for our first ever performance at the 100 Club, London’s iconic live music venue, thanks to the generous support from Lee & Thompson funding the … Read More
Congratulations to Jelly Cleaver on winning the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award. The award is a partnership between the Steve Reid Foundation and PRS Foundation, that gives emerging artists that make outstanding music an opportunity to receive support in the form of: a grant of up to £1,500 to help with creative goals and career development mentoring from … Read More
CICAS® artist Penniless Cove aka Phoebe Osborne, launched a new album Onion Peel. The launch took place with a night at Servant Jazz Quarters on Wednesday 19th February 2020. Following her live performance on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends last year, she released a series of singles starting with Magpie in August 2019 and followed by … Read More
The Midi Music Company is 25! We’re celebrating this huge milestone with a night of LIVE MUSIC, DJs and SPECIAL GUESTS at London’s legendary 100 Club. MMC are kindly supported by law firm Lee & Thompson as its Charity of the Year 2019/20 to celebrate our 25th anniversary, with a line up featuring past and present members of our talent development programme CICAS®: BARBARELLA’S BANG … Read More
Nardeydey, aka CICAS® guitarist, singer-songwriter Shirley Tetteh was featured on BBC Radio 6’s Gilles Peterson Shakedown show as one to watch, an Emerging 2020 Artists, aired on 8 January 2020. Gilles says Shirley is one of his ‘favourite songwriters and guitarists in the UK‘. We agree! Listen back from 25:40. Get social with Nardeydey: Instagram instagram.com/nardeydey Twitter twitter.com/nardeydey
Terra Viva played the iconic Boomtown Festival in 2019 alongside the Extinction Rebellion crew on stage! Catch the vibe here: Music by Terra Viva. Filmed and produced by Davy Pinnuck (www.take12media.com). Find out more about Terra Viva at www.terravivamusic.com or follow @terravivamusic.
Syd Nukuluk, aka Luke Kulukundis has a new EP Data X Change featuring French-British rapper Monika and backed by CICAS® artists Waz (Isaac Baden-Powell on drums and keys) and Sienna Bordello (vocal samples). Get yours and listen at Bandcamp. Data X Change explores what it means to be a songwriter in a digital, with abstracted guitar as … Read More
We’re back and all excited about the new year. So, it is with great pleasure that we announce that we are being joined by a new patron at The Midi Music Company, Skin. Some of you may remember we held a sensational Music Explosion special audience with Skin last year. We are so pleased that she has … Read More
MMC’s quarterly live showcase of emerging artists and new talent was held for the first time at its Deptford home this autumn. Featuring: D-kel & Los Bandidos, Toya Delazy, Shunaji & Brodie McBride The next Breakout Club will be in March 2020. Watch this space! Want to know more about MMC’s talent development programme CICAS®? … Read More
Amazing live session from ska collective Chainska Brassika on BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms Show, Monday 25th November. We were treated to their current release ‘Calm City’ and upcoming single ‘Simple Things’. Chainska are managed by MMC Executive Director, Wozzy Brewster OBE FRSA. Don’t worry, if you missed it you can listen back here from 3:08:45
CICAS® artist Moses Boyd has announced the upcoming release of his new album Dark Matter. Out on 14th February 2020, it’s threads the raw energy of grime and afrobeats with the rolling club rhythms of the London underground, combined with the freewheeling creativity and collaborative spirit of his jazz training. Moses has had a busy … Read More
CAPS artist and one-time MMC Production Intern Angelina Luzi, will be on the judging panel for the Tour Music Fest European finals on Saturday 7th December 2019! Created in Italy, the contest has grown into a Europe-wide singing competition. Prizes include bursaries with Berklee College of Music, funding and international tours! Angelina joins the notorious Italian … Read More
Amy Fitz Doyley’s Debut Single ‘Ears’ MMC is loving the debut single Ears from Creative Associate Professionals (CAPS) artist, Amy Fitz Doyley, released on Wednesday 6 November 2019 from Light Factory Records. Check it out! Amy will be supporting Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson’s at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 17 November. Find out more at the EFG London Jazz Festival.
Law firm Lee & Thompson have chosen MMC as Charity of the Year, 2019-20! MMC is delighted to announce that staff at Lee & Thompson have chosen to support our work by fundraising for our charity for one year. Lee & Thompson’s Managing Partner Reno Antoniades commented: “We are very proud to be able to announce our partnership … Read More
What does music mean to you? I recently read an article that asked me this question and it got me thinking; music can be many different things for many different people. Music can be: an escape, an identity, a way to comprehend overwhelming emotions, or it could simply be a way of entertainment. In short, … Read More
Hey! My name is JoJo and I’m in year 11 at Kingsdale Foundation School, just about to start my final year of GCSEs. Music has always played a large part in my life. Even as a young boy I would jump around the kitchen vigorously playing my air guitar and dancing all over the place. Soon … Read More
South London’s leading creative hub, artist development and music education charity is seeking an: Experienced Office Administrator Salary £18,000 – 4 days per week PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY. Applicants MUST have minute-taking experience, excellent communication, administrative and organisational skills, PLUS excellent IT skills, including EXCEL, social media and database management. Applications must be submitted by … Read More
Terra Viva have launched their sparkling new website! The South London based, five piece band was created by CAPS front woman and songwriter Angelina Luzi and bass player, backing vocalist and songwriter Devid Dell’ Aiera to explore its Italian roots, mixing their unique sound with a London twist. The social and political topics touched on by their lyrics … Read More
My first task in my work experience at The Midi Music Company (MMC) involved social media promotion for events coming up at MMC, interacting with other organisations and charities by liking and retweeting, posting about the organisation’s new charity link with Amazon, and promoting the recent CICAS podcast. I also gained an insight in the … Read More
East London based producer singer and producer, Toya Delazy joins us for this month’s CICAS® podcast interview. Find out how her blend of Jazz, Electro and Hip-Hop has won her multiple awards in South Africa and inspired her journey to London’s creative melting pot. Get social with Toya Facebook Instagram SoundCloud Spotify
Check out this month’s CICAS® podcast interview with saxophonist, keyboardist, producer and Steam Down founder, Ahnansé.
Hi. My name is Rana (Ra-naa) and I go to Prendergast School. I have been dancing since I was twelve years old until now, halfway through my GCSE course. Music plays a massive role in my life as a dancer. A person can create a piece of choreography influenced by the music, from the rhythm … Read More
James Beau Barclay started off the year by taking on the challenge to release a song a month for 2019, starting with his heart warming love song ‘My Head Is Healing’. Join us as James talks about his inspiration, the importance of setting goals and much more. Get social with James Instagram Facebook Twitter Spotify
The Breakout Club is MMC’s quarterly showcase featuring artists from our CICAS® programme. Entry is FREE to this night of live, new music and open mic, alongside the finest DJs and hosts South of the River. The Breakout Club gives CICAS® artists a performance platform, creative networking opportunities and a chance for those interested in … Read More
Fairbeats! are hiring: Creative Ukulele Leader – Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers & a Music Relationships Coordinator MMC partner, Fairbeats!, delivers music sessions with young refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants in Lewisham, Kingston, Wandsworth and Southwark, working in partnership with community support centres and supplementary schools. Fairbeats! are looking for an experienced Ukulele Leader to join … Read More
The Midi Music Company official partner, AIM (Association of Independent Music), have generously donated free bursary tickets for several events, including their flagship three-day conference, AIM Connected 2019. Day 2 featured CICAS® artist and producer Moses Boyd sharing the stage & insights with House music artist Kiddy Smile & Guardian and NY Times journalist Kate Hutchinson, for a … Read More
The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a race arranged by baby charity, Tommy’s to raise funds for a variety of charities. The race takes place in the City of London, taking in all of the captial’s landmarks. On Sunday 24thMarch MMC performed at two stages, with 10,000 runners passing by. It was an early start … Read More
Lewisham Live Festival: Creative Show & Tell Saturday 30th March 2019, 12 noon – 7pm Venue: The Midi Music Company, 77 Watson’s Street, Deptford, London SE8 4AU Lewisham Young Mayor’s Team working in partnership with The Midi Music Company present a one-day interactive event, providing creative workshops, and industry panel with professionals from the music business … Read More
Hello, my name is Zion and I have put this together by looking at other articles. The idea is to give you a deeper understanding of how music helps people through negative times. Music can cure depression or at least help the person diagnosed with it. There is normal therapy, then there is music therapy. … Read More
Christina Parera recently contacted The Midi Music Company with the kind offer of a donation. Her son, Nacho, a locally-based musician and DJ, died suddenly in December 2018. Christina was keen that his musical legacy should continue, and thanks to her, The Midi Music Company is now the custodian of Nacho’s guitars. The first of four … Read More
Leah Vee Debut EP Launch Party Friday 15th February 2019, 7.30pm – 10pm Pilpel, 21 Lime Street, London EC3V 1PL Singer, songwriter and rap artist Leah Vee is hosting a party to celebrate the release of her debut EP ‘5’ on Friday the 15th of February. Two years of love and dedication were poured into the project, which combines … Read More
New AIM Sync Licensing Conference BIG UP to the Association of Independent Music for supporting MMC artists Mic Assassin and intern Barbara aka Barbarella’s Bang Bang to attend the new global AIM Sync conference, 28th January 2019 at the Barbican Centre. If you are SERIOUS about moving your music career forward… GET INVOLVED!!! Details available … Read More
South London’s leading creative hub, artist development and music education charity is seeking an: Experienced Premises Co-ordinator Salary £22,500 (£18,000 Pro Rata P/T) – 4 days per week Applicants must have excellent Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Building Management, Fire Safety and COSHH training/understanding with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a professional environment. Must have excellent … Read More
The Breakout Club Monday 26th November 2018 Featuring Terra Viva, Barbarella’s Bang Bang, STARS & Ciara Vizzard. The Breakout Club on Monday 26th November at South London’s rocking live music venue, New Cross Inn. The next Breakout Club will be on Monday 8th July 2019. Save the date! Tickets available at: the-breakout-club-tickets.eventbrite.co.uk Want to know more, … Read More
We are hiring! South London’s leading creative hub, artist development and music education charity is seeking an: Experienced Premises Co-ordinator Salary £22,500 (£18,000 Pro Rata P/T) – 4 days per week Applicants must have excellent Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Building Management, Fire Safety and COSHH training/understanding with a minimum of 4 years experience in a professional environment. … Read More
Cancer Written by Bella, aged 14 Aspiring Young Musicians (AYM), MC/Spoken Word Short Course, Autumn 2018. Celebrating young talent on National Poetry Day, Thursday 4th October 2018. Inbred from Lucifer, I never mean to. I just can’t seem to put a stop to her Tearing apart families and killing all the innocent, I wish … Read More
Cultural Celebration continued… United Vibrations MMC alumni and acclaimed band United Vibrations consists of brothers Ahmad (trombone), Kareem (bass guitar), and Yussef Dayes (drums) together with Wayne Francis) (Saxophone. Their sounds are a unique Afrobeat-influenced, genre-defying, jazz blend. The story goes, they are messengers from Inner Space, travelling the world and seeking those who are ready to … Read More
Cultural Celebration continued… Claye MMC’s 2004 ARCO Music Media graduate, Claye is an established artist, songwriter and producer imprinting his talent on everything he touches. Born Clayton Morrison, Claye has established himself as a brilliant reggae artist, multi-genre songwriter and producer. He was one of the first songwriters/producers in the UK to sign to Jay Z’s Roc … Read More
Cultural Celebration with Graffiti Art Project Time had taken its toll on our courtyard here at The Midi Music Company (MMC). So, along with the help of members from our Cre8tiv® Choir, who ran The Vitality Big Half marathon and raised £185 in donations, we renovated the outside area. Thanks Anita and Nadine! The graffiti … Read More
MMC in partnership with Ocean Generation launched the first #RiffSustainably conversation, looking at problems and solutions to sustainability within the music industry. We had a wonderful mixture covers of Joss Stone’s track ‘Oceans’ from our CICAS® artists. Sustainability starts with each of us; why not join the conversation: #RiffSustainably #MyOceans Watch the full video here … Read More
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New video from Conrad produced by brother Elliot.
Listen HERE Pleased to share with you the debut EP ‘Music Is The Message’ release from Signkid, recent of ‘Newsflash’ Nominated for Best Artistic Short Film. Music Is The Message EP is released in August 15th 2017 and will be streaming on Spotify, Music Apple and Soundcloud. Signkid will be performing in September 9th at … Read More
Brodie played the #GigsBigBusk at Saint Pauls Cathedral this week, she also played the last Breakout Club and will be next in line for the CICAS® Podcast sessions with Intern Freddie.
CICAS® Member Amy Fitz Doyley attended the Musicians’ Union Delegate Conference 2017 in Brighton this month. Check her music out Here
The Breakout Club Monday 26th June 2017 Featuring Brodie McBride, Fhretoric and Barbarella’s Bang Bang! If you would like to get involved with CICAS® please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a 1:1 appointment, or call 020 8694 6093, or email email@example.com for further information on our music programme.
Happy Midsummer! My Johansson has spent the past month at Echo Echo Dance Theatre in Derry, Northern Ireland, researching and beginning the creation of her new piece ‘Now at once’ everyone is invited to a sharing of the piece so far, as well as some upcoming performances of her older pieces and a new comissioned … Read More