Take a look back at The Grit School 2018…

If you are between 16-24, living in Lambeth and have an interest in pursuing a career in Music, Register now for The Grit School 2019 here.

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Artist Questions: ANTHONY

Who is your musical inspiration?”

My main musical inspiration has to be Eminem. He truly inspired me from a young age. I loved his attitude and work rate. After all he went through he still strived for greatness which he eventually achieved.

How would you describe your music?

My music is rap… I like to change up the type of rap I do though. It’s very much conscious rap though, I always express my opinions or tell a story about my life.

What’s your biggest challenge as an upcoming artist?

My biggest challenge is trying to build a solid fan Base. It’s all good having people listen to your music buy finding out who your fan Base consists of and building this fan base is always a challenge.

What would you say is the best thing about The Grit School?

The best thing about the GRIT school was definitely the workshops. I’ve literally learned so much about all aspects of the industry.

 

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Artist Questions: RENEE

Who is your musical inspiration?”

Masego, Lianne La Havas, & my friends who do music.

How would you describe your music?

Umm on its way loool.

What’s your biggest challenge as an upcoming artist?

Finding the creativity to produce good work.

What would you say is the best thing about The Grit School?

The opportunity to explore myself as an independent artist and the many things that I have learned I can achieve without management or being signed.

 

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Artist Questions: BRANDON

Who is your musical inspiration?
A progressive metal artist by the name of David Maixm Micc, his music are long novels that go in to each other. This way of writing has been apart of me for the rest of my life and I hope people can feel it through my music.

How would you describe your music?
The sun, and its happiness and joy.

What’s your biggest challenge as an upcoming artist?
Starting; you well always feel like “my music needs to be better before I put it out.” Or “I need a band to help make the music better.” Once you start you can never stop and that’s how you get better and truly find who you are as an artist.

“Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light being formed, risk being being seen in all of your glory.” – Jim Carrey

What would you say is the best thing about The Grit School?
The people, the artist, the creating, and the love we have for each other to believe we all can come out with something that exceeds past our expectations.

 

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Artist Questions: TESHAY

Who is your musical inspiration?
I have many musical inspirations but the first is my Dad who was my first music teacher as he’s a songwriter. No terms of artists it can go from Lauryn Hill to Jah9. So many artists from different genres but are all sending positive messages.

How would you describe your music?
I would say my music is Roots soul. Elements of reggae and soul blended with jazz and the U.K. Sound.

What’s your biggest challenge as an upcoming artist?
For me, my challenge could be consistency and keeping focused And not being so hard on myself.

What would you say is the best thing about The Grit School?
The grit school has been great for me,  I’ve been able to meet connect and work with like-minded young people. Also learning about the industry on a business side – the importance of collaboration and having a team of people to work with.

 

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Break Comms’ Music PR & Branding Session

What was this session about?

This session gave us a DIY look at how to successfully be your own PR and branding team. The advice and tips from Stephen and Louise (Break Communications) were so useful, especially being young upcoming musicians in this social media age.

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What was the best thing about this session?

Definitely the mind-blowing presentation from Break Comms’ – so much, almost too much useful gems were taken away! Also, having the opportunity to receive a presentation from a super cool and relevant agency who has worked with artists and brands such as Converse, Red Bull, Reprezent Radio, Jill Scott, Krept & Konan and Pusha T.

What was the quote of the day from Break Comms?

“Don’t think you need a manager or a PR for the sake of having one”

What was the tip of the day from Break Comms?

“Know who you are as an artist, understand you are a brand and should be presented” & “Know your own power as a PR person; use what you already have!”

Which song best sums up this session?

Krept & Konan – Don’t Waste My Time

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Maiday’s Lyric Writing Workshop

What was the best thing about this session?

This session was very insightful! Maiday inspired all of us with her story as a song writer in the music industry – she wrote the original song for Wretch 32 ft Josh Kumra ‘Don’t Go’. Coming from a small area in the Midlands she wasn’t exposed to much music but found her inspiration at an early age from vinyls such as Erykah Badu – Baduizm.

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What was the quote of the day from Maiday?

“Take stuff in; take in other peoples opinions and decide if their crap or not!”

What was the tip of the day from Maiday?

“Listen to stuff, watch films and read books!”

Which song best sums up this session?

Wretch 32 feat Josh Kumra – Don’t Go

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Being A Musician: Your Health & Wellbeing

What was this session about?

This session left us all floored. Everyone learned something they didn’t about mental health in the music industry. This was a split session, the first part being on the hidden truths in the industry such as depression, anxiety, alcoholism and drug abuse (the stuff you don’t hear).

The second half of the session was on mindfulness, balancing your emotions and learning to be in touch with your chakras (energy flowing through the body to keep your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health in balance). This was so useful to us as young upcoming musicians, not wanting to be burnt-out in the industry – especially with social media!

What was the best thing about this session?

Hearing the behind the scenes truths of the music industry – it’s not all what it seems. Also, taking part in a 20min meditation. This created the right headspace to reflect and relax our minds and body.

What was the tip of the day from Rob & Ella?

BE STILL! Take time out and reflect on how you truly feel.

Which song best sums up this session?

Solange – Cranes in the Sky

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Everyone Meet Everyone

Track 1 – The Intro

What was the introduction session like?

You know the feeling… the sweaty palms nervousness when your meeting a bunch of new people for the first time. This quickly went away as everyone was super friendly!

What was the best part of this session?

Everyone being friendly made it easier to get comfortable. The best part was how well we all quickly started chatting with each other – creating a chilled out vibe, so it was bye bye nerves!

So, who runs The Grit School?

It’s Tom: He’s the Founding Director

It’s Sarah-Nell: She runs Marketing & Communications

It’s Miri: She’s the Mentoring Coordinator

And It’s Amy: Who’s the Programme Director

Which song best sums up this session?

Drake Feat. Sampha – Too Much

 

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