Twisterella 2021 (Un)Conference

Supported by TVCA & We Are Middlesbrough


Saturday 9th October 2021

Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, TS1 2QJ

Are you an aspiring musician? Would you like to receive advice and feedback from music industry professionals? If so, the Twisterella (Un)Conference is for you.

Our aim is to provide you with support and guidance in a relaxed and informal setting, to ensure you get the knowledge you need to get your music the exposure it deserves.


  • 10:30am – 11am: registration & coffee in Middlesbrough Town Hall’s Old Fire Station
  • 11am – 12noon: informal and conversational roundtable sessions with music industry experts covering topics like: getting radio play, release campaigns, streaming, funding support, regional opportunities, building a team around an artist and more!
  • 12noon – 1pm: A&R listening panel

To get your song heard by our A&R panel, send it to:

Hosted by David Saunders of NARC. Magazine and Tees Music Alliance with expert panellists Rianne Thompson (BBC Introducing), Scott Lewis (Clue Records), Jodie Nicholson (Emerging Artist) and Helen Walkinshaw (Generator):

* Please note: Twisterella Festival is a separate 18+ ticketed event

Previous panellists include:

· Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland // BBC Radio 6 Music)
· Emily Pilbeam (BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire // BBC Radio 1)
· Rianne Thompson (BBC Tees Introducing // Amazing Radio)
· Claire Dupree (NARC. Magazine)
· Michael Lambert (A Modern Way Management – Fatherson, Roddy Woomble, Tom Joshua etc)
· Ross Lewis (Immediate Audio // Tour Manager for James Bay)
· Julian Ive (The Cluny)
· Eve Conway (Emerging Artist)
· Joe Coates (Please Please You – Promoter in York & Leeds)
· Scott Lewis (Clue Records)
· Simon Pursehouse (Sentric Music)
· Ally McCrae (BBC Radio 1 / BBC Three / Artist Manager / Radio Plugger)
· Helen Hammill (Cattle & Cane)
· Bob Fischer (BBC Tees)
· Carli McNaught (Blogger and Marketeer)

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