Twisterella (Un)Conference 2021 will take place on Saturday 9th October – details coming soon. In the meantime, here’s what you missed last time out…

Twisterella 2019 (Un)Conference

Funded by Middlesbrough Town Hall


Saturday 12th October 2019

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.

Check out the Facebook Event – – for info on all of the panelists.


  • 10:30am – 11am: registration & coffee
  • 11am – 12noon: roundtable sessions with music industry experts
  • 12noon – 1pm: A&R listening panel


1. Vic Galloway (BBC Scotland/BBC Radio 6 Music) & Emily Pilbeam (BBC Introducing)

– Get advice on getting your music on radio…

2. Simon Pursehouse (Global Director of Music Services, Sentric) & Joe Hammill (Songwriter/Cattle & Cane)

– Get advice on publishing, songwriting and getting your music on TV…

3. Dave Saunders (NARC./Tracks/TMA) & Eve Conway (Emerging Artist as seen at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend)

– Get advice on being an emerging artist and breaking through from your local scene…

4. Hannah Clark, Clare Hargan & Elizabeth Evans (Sofar Sounds)

– Get advice on getting gigs and hear what promoters are looking for when they book acts…


  • Simon Pursehouse
  • Vic Galloway
  • Joe Hammill
  • Emily Pilbeam

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

More info:

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

Previous panellists include:

· Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland // BBC Radio 6 Music)
· 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)
· 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)