To showcase the future of the UK R&B scene, BBC Radio 1Xtra’s R&B specialist and presenter DJ Ace has launched a new project dubbed Everything R&B Live.
The new initiative will see Ace connect with five unsigned UK R&B artists to develop their knowledge and connections in the industry, while also enhancing their performance skills and introducing them to new audiences as they tour the country.
As part of the education and talent development strand of the programme, masterclasses will be delivered by revered industry professionals and cover roles including tour manager, promoter, sound engineer, and stage technician.
Each of the five artists will also have the opportunity to headline a show in their hometown as part of a 2022 tour.
“I’m really excited about unearthing, developing and showcasing some of the next-gen from around the UK in live music, setting through this project and tour,” Ace said. “I am hoping to find some real vocal gems in some of the underrepresented parts of the country.”
Artists are able to apply for the project now, with the deadline for submissions on November 23.
To apply, email [email protected] with the title R&B TOUR. The body of the email are must include a link to two of your songs with a Word of PDF version of your biography.