LCoM Touring kicks off once again this January, and the successful acts for 2017 are Lucy Whittaker and Santino Browne. Both artists will be touring and releasing new music later this year.
The project, which began in 2016 as part of LCoM’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations, offers selected LCoM artists a unique opportunity to embark on a UK tour.
The initiative gives students access to expert support with planning, promotion, tour management, venue booking and transport, with additional advice about the music industry, and networking opportunities with music industry professionals.
The chosen acts were selected from a series of auditions from students at the college, judged by a panel of music industry professionals.
Lucy Whittaker's raw and soulful vocals, teamed with her energetic performances mean that she is fast earning a reputation as "one to watch" with a strong and rapidly increasing fanbase.
Lucy Whittaker on Soundcloud
Lucy Whittaker on Facebook
S a N T I N O
S a N T I N O is a musician and producer from Leeds with eclectic references from Japanese anime and video games, Tchaikovsky, disco funk, and EDM. His music takes you on a journey through a colourful expression of 80s hyper pop!
S a N T I N O on Soundcloud
S a N T I N O on Facebook
Last year’s winners, Caro, found the touring project invaluable and have seen their career begin to blossom since completing the project.
As part of LCoM Touring, Caro completed a photoshoot, stop-motion video and learned the ropes around planning a successful tour, which took in Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow and culminated in a set at Liverpool’s Sound City festival.
Aside from the support planning and organising their tour, Caro also landed a manager and booking agent as a result of being involved in the project, opening doors for gigs and festivals and placing them on the radar of iTunes Editor picks and BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. Read our full interview with Caro's Bryn Jenkins on what they gained from LCoM Touring here.
Coming up in 2017, LCoM Touring kicks off again with Lucy Whittaker’s trip to Eurosonic in the Netherlands. More to follow as the tour kicks off!