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Three artists have been chosen from to take part in an intensive week-long programme of support as part of Tees Music Alliance’s inaugural Green House residency project, which runs from Monday 30th October-Saturday 4th November at The Green Room in Stockton.

Chosen to take part in the first Green House residency are alt. rock Teessiders Wingz of the Monkey, soulful indie project Church, Honey, and the folk, post-punk and prog-rock infused stylings of Lockheed Lindsay.

Funded with support from PRS Foundation, the residency will entail a bespoke series of music industry advice sessions, a photoshoot with local photographer Katy Gettings, access to workshops with music industry professionals, as well as valuable time to record and rehearse, with a live and fully recorded gig to show off their work taking place at The Georgian Theatre on Saturday 4th November.

David Saunders, Music Development Manager at Tees Music Alliance summarises; “The Green House is a great opportunity for local musicians regardless of genre or where they are in their music career. In this current climate, spare time and money are increasingly hard to come by and musicians, especially on a grassroots level, are feeling the effects of that with rising recording, rehearsal, touring and promotional costs. The successful applicants from this residency will not only walk away with helpful advice but will have actual things that can advance their career, whether that be new music and industry advice, newly recorded music they can release, or

promotional material, such as a live video and photoshoot, that they can use to increase their opportunities of press coverage or getting a gig.

Alongside the facilities that will be available to artists, it also gives them an opportunity to share a creative hub with other musicians which can lead to collaboration and connections that allow ideas to flourish and can lead to exciting opportunities down the line.”

The project has been created in partnership with Gateshead’s The Glasshouse, and takes inspiration from the venue’s popular Summer Studios programme. Lucy Scott, Senior Producer – Contemporary and Artists Development at The Glasshouse International Centre For Music adds:

We started the Summer Studios residency programme in 2016, to provide vital support at a crucial point in the artists’ careers. We’re proud to be working with Tees Music Alliance on their new initiative and seeing the benefit of this creative and practical support for artists in Teesside.”

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