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Fanbase Builder Programme: Meet The Artists

By | Published on Wednesday 30 June 2021

Kid Apollo

CMU’s Pathways Into Music Foundation has teamed up with Help Musicians to run a Fanbase Builder Programme in Northern Ireland. Fifteen artists have been selected who are currently attending weekly webinars on how to build a business around their music. Each of them will soon devise and deliver a fanbase building campaign, benefiting from a bursary from Help Musicians.

As part of the programme, each artist has been encouraged to write a 50 word pitch introducing themselves and their current projects, and we’ll be featuring those pitches here in the CMU Daily to introduce everyone taking part. Kicking off with Kid Apollo and Balcony Surprise.

KID APOLLO (pictured) 
Derry-born Irish artist Kid Apollo has released his second EP ‘Aquarius’. Entirely self-written, recorded and produced in his home bedroom, the five track collection of songs boasts inspiration from the likes of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, David Bowie and Tame Impala. Multi-genre songs and melodic choruses await! Check out more here.

Belfast-based chillwave producer David Ferris, aka Balcony Sunrise, weaves together the two timelines of the 1980s and modern day to create a nostalgic yet hopeful experience for his listeners. His musical mood and inspirations change with the seasons; creating music for the moment. Check out latest track ‘Sunset City’. Check out more here.