Pronounced 'seekers' this is our Creative Industries Careers Advice Service and is a huge part of what we do. It is our talent development programme providing free support, advice and guidance to young people aged 16-30 who are interested in developing careers within music, film, TV, visual and performing arts and the creative industries. You can sit down with an experienced professional and talk over plans during a one-on-one session, enabling you to make the best use of our contacts, knowledge and directory. You can also use our multi-media, UK Music rehearsal and recording spaces for a nominal booking fee and discounted engineers rate.
Becoming a member grants discounted access into our creative hub in Deptford where you can access UK Music rehearsal spaces, creative suites and use of our Pro Tools recording studio and vocal booth. We also help with promotion and digital campaigns. We can help you explore pathways to training and access to funding your creative projects; from Music to Management, Film to Theatre, TV to Dance and Visual Arts to Events.
How do I join?
For the first time, you can access our advice sessions online in one-to-one sessions via Zoom.
During the current isolation, we are offering new membership to all ages 16+. Register as a new CICAS® member aged 16 – 30 and make a £10 donation to MMC using the button below, for your first appointment. If you are aged 31+ make a £25 donation for your first appointment, as a contribution towards the Charity. Your donations will enable us to continue operating during the current crisis. There will be no further charges after your initial registration.
Please email Lowri Kelly, Office Administrator for further details and to book an appointment.
These are some of our current CICAS® members
Drummer, composer and producer, Moses Boyd is 2x MOBO Awards winner, recipient of The John Peel 'Play more Jazz Award’ from the 2016 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards and the 2014 Worshipful Company of Music Young Jazz Musician of the Year award.
Moses has worked and collaborated with the likes of Lonnie Liston Smith, Ed Motta, Little Simz, Four Tet, Floating Points, Sampha, Zara McFarlane, Gilles Peterson, and many more, whilst leading his own outfits The Exodus and Solo Exodus, infusing Jazz, Grime and Electronic influences. Moses also releases music under his own label Exodus Records and more recently has become a new resident on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
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Eight-piece South London outfit, Chainkska Brassika, have travelled far and wide, igniting crowds and setting countless venues a light with their infectious Ska anthems.
Part of the Deaf Rave collective SignKid is a sign song rapper from London, with only a handful of releases this year Kevin Walker is leading the way for deaf artists worldwide. Beautiful lyricism and poetic delivery with movement and energy.
One to Watch! Follow Him Here
Neu-Jazz Bothers , United Vibrations are messengers from Inner Space, globe traveling and seeking those who are ready to rediscover the Golden Ratio. Members: Ahmad Dayes, Kareem Dayes, Wayne Francis, Yussef Dayes. Signed to Ubiquity Records.
Serious grooves from one of South Londons’ most promising soulful jazz outfits. Drums – Yussef Dayes Keys – Henry Wu. Signed to Brownswood Recordings.
Multi instrumentalist with a multitude of music projects, one such as Jazz band Ruby Rushton and heads up Londons well loved record label 22a Music.
Lazytalk are an energetic five-piece reggae ska brit-pop band, their stage credits include Glastonbury and FWD360.com/Wreck Sessions.
Scandinavian songwriter and music producer, the Moniker ‘Frhetoric’ is a portmanteau of the name Fredrick and the word rhetoric.
A O S O O N
A O S O O N a tender simplicity cutting through the noise of the everyday, beautiful sounds both live and acoustic chanelling a new genre of #ganstafolk
Bringing their own passionate brand of Balkan music, influenced by the roots of the Serbian Kolo and the Turkish čoček, their repertoire is an addictive blend of wild beats, gypsy flair and modern sound. Teaming a traditional brass trumpet section with clarinets, saxophone, electric guitars, darabouka and a drum kit, they give a contemporary twist to deep-rooted cultural influences and create an un mistakeably rich sound.
Op Sa! Balkan Band
Conrad is a South London DJ/Rapper and Producer. When Conrad’s not lurking in London he abides in a secret hide out in Japan where he indulges in a life of Anime, Video Games, and Cheap Sake. “I like to be socially aware in my music but I also like to dance stupid and be a geek”. Conrad spent his childhood listening to Kraftwerk, Adam Ant and Tupac . However his biggest influence came from the Grime and Garage pirate radio stations, these are what drove him to want to write and make music.
Experimenting with Hip Hop, eery folk, live electronics combining Trumpet, drums, bass, guitar and engaging vocals, this London-based ensemble have been tearing up the UK underground.
South London Samba
South London Samba, a drum troupe inspired by Latin, Brazilian, African and Caribbean rhythms hosting adult drum classes at MMC every Thursday evening 7-8:30pm. All ability levels welcome.
Michelle O Faith
Michelle O Faith has been a student on BMC and CICAS® member for many years, awarded a Midi Music Company bursary to study at the prestigious Conservatoire, recently winning the PRSF foundation Women Make Music Award. Her second EP is forthcoming.
Laura Lamn is a rapper and vocalist. Her forthcoming single, which was produced by Grammy nominated producer Kaskade, will be released later this year. Her music has been Co-signed by BBC Radio 1 Introducing and 6 music.
Jay Johnson won our Talent Clash 2016 competition in partnership with Fame Music, he is now Roundhouse Resident and you will not have seen anyone play the guitar as uniquely!
With awesome musical chops, an energy not seen since punk rock's halcyon days and ability to turn a gentle world music festival crowd into a heaving, pogoing mosh-pit, there's something special about this band that manages to touch almost everyone who hears and sees them live, no matter what music they're into.
The Deaf MC exploring sound and performance with The Deaf Rave Crew.
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FIN81 a collaborative collective of artists, creatives and musical taste makers created by DemDrums and CO1xALT (Concise).
Bare Hunter channel muddy and stripped-back garage rock with a mix of voodoo psychedelica and Jazz inflected drumming.
What the press say about our artists
Op Sa! Balkan Band
Op Sa! They are big, bold and brass-heavy. We were mesmerised, the crowd compelled to dance and unable to drag themselves away from turned into a lively gypsy party.Not so popular
With awesome musical chops, an energy not seen since punk rock’s halcyon days and ability to turn a gentle world music festival crowd into a heaving, pogoing mosh-pit, there’s something special about this band that manages to touch almost everyone who hears and sees them live, no matter what music they’re intoThe Nest Collective
London-based genre-defiers Lazytalk and their quite incredible track ‘Memories‘ are today’s Track of the DayGig Soup
Blessed with something innately special, the pair’s output to date displays a chemistry that is impossible to fake.
“They (United Vibrations) were at the front of the new generation of South Londoners making really great music…United Vibrations Brixton originals’’Gilles Peterson
“Combined with Hardwick’s ethereal Kate Bush-like vocals, Kira’s remix brings out a whole new layer of intensity”The 405