Elizabeth Pickering – Interview

Elizabeth Pickering – Interview

I’m not sure who it was that pointed me in the direction of Elizabeth’s music (sorry – my brain is like a sieve these days) but I’m glad they did as her jazzy indie-folk is bang on perfect for our gigs and I think she’ll be great at...
Misfortune Cookie – Interview

Misfortune Cookie – Interview

There wasn’t really much chance that Misfortune Cookie weren’t going to play Youth Anthems at some point.  Not only made up of members of some of the greatest bands to come from the UK (Bear Trade, Blocko, Southport, The Mingers and of course Helen...
Backspace Interview

Backspace Interview

When I first started these gigs once of the aims was (and still is) to inspire young people to get up on stage and not feel that you had to be someone special or a musician with years of experience to do it.  Now I’m not saying Backspace aren’t special...
Haq123 – Interview

Haq123 – Interview

Danny (of Wharf Chambers/Jesus and His Judgemental Father fame) messaged me later one night to tell me that there was a band I absolutely had to book for Youth Anthems.  He’d played in Birmingham that night and seen Haq123 and was quite rightly blown away (he...
Lisa-Marie Glover Interview

Lisa-Marie Glover Interview

Quite a few people had suggested getting Lisa-Marie along to a Youth Anthems gig and I knew she’d done some work with previous guests Kelly Boyle and Sarah Stathem so I was delighted when Lisa-Marie got in touch and I think you will be too once you’ve seen...
Emily Mercer – Interview

Emily Mercer – Interview

I was introduced to the fabulous Emily Mercer by Youth Anthem’s biggest supporter and general owner of the finger on the pulse of interesting music in Leeds – Nicky Bray!  Emily plays awesome piano led songs that range from jazz to pop and indie with a nod...