Scratch My Progress

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Oh Yeah will begin a new search for acts for our 2017/18 Scratch Programme in August - Watch this space!

Scratch My Progress is the Oh Yeah Music Centre’s annual talent development scheme.  

Since 2010, 22 acts have been through Scratch My Progress, with Oh Yeah mentors dedicated to developing, supporting, signposting, nurturing and promoting local talent. Many have taken the learning process onto other projects and into other areas, while many are taking their work to new levels and preparing for long-term careers in music.


Some of the graduates that have been making strong progress include:

·     R51 - chosen for BBC Radio 1 Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds (August 2015) and in September 2016 invited to perform at BBC Radio Ulster’s Across The Line 30th anniversary celebrations alongside Villagers, Divine Comedy and SOAK.


·     Hot Cops were chosen for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich (May 2015). They also feature on the likes of BBC 6 Music and their singles continue to impact via exclusive premiere opportunities on music blogs across the internet.


·     Katharine Philippa has performed at the Ulster Hall with the Ulster Orchestra. Her tracks have been played many times on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 3 and 6 Music. DJ Tom Ravenscroft invited her to perform at a specially curated festival, and she has received praise from artists such as Hozier on Twitter.


In 2015 Oh Yeah became NI Talent Development partners with PRS for Music Foundation, and had continued support and encouragement from Help Musicians UK and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.



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