Meet Unsigned 2023 future music star Ruby Sue


Meet Ruby Sue, the third of our Unsigned 2023 singer-songwriters. They share their musical journey so far, including how they’ve decided not to look back at anger and just roll with it after a piano incident at a festival. The 22-year-old from Norwich is currently studying a Music Performance BA at Nottingham Trent University, but their course […]

Meet Unsigned 2023 music star Cara Knox


Meet Cara Knox, another of our Unsigned 2023 singer-songwriters. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, performing wasn’t something she always enjoyed. That’s changed, just don’t ask her to adjust a mic stand…  The 25-year-old has been living in Norwich for about 13 years. A qualified occupational therapist, music has always been a huge part of her life. She […]

Meet Unsigned 2023 future music star Amber Green


Meet Amber Green, one of our new Unsigned performers. Despite coming from a musical family, we have Eurovision to thank for nurturing her love of performing, which helps with her Tourette’s. Just watch your eyes when she pulls out the guitar pick…  The 24-year-old is a singer-songwriter from Norwich. She studied Music Performance at Access […]

Unsigned programme stars still buzzing after playing The Waterfront Norwich


Norwich may’ve enjoyed a mini heatwave the other Sunday, but the hottest thing in the city was tickets to our Unsigned Live stars’ gig at The Waterfront. As Maple Ward, Juliet, The Marijanovic and Lfay’s time with mentors Millie Manders and Jasper Milton comes to an end we spoke to them all about gig, the […]

Youth Tech Team 2022 course stars take centre stage


Theatre needs talent backstage, just not on it. That’s why we run our free Youth Tech Team project, giving 14-21-year-olds the chance to learn more about set-up skills for music events and performances. A 2007 Creative and Cultural Skills report said there’d be a damaging shortage of trained technicians by 2017 unless the theatre and music […]

I aspire to be a strong role model says Unsigned 2022’s Juliet


It’s time to look at the next of our Unsigned stars, Juliet. Originally from south east London, she moved to the north Norfolk coast when she was 10. Now 18, she’s currently in her last year of her Level Three Vocal Artist course at Access Creative College in Norwich. Q: Tell me more about your […]

Unsigned changed their lives, make 2021 the year you change yours


As the hunt begins for our latest Unsigned stars, we spoke to former participants Jøra the Førtuneteller, who are going on a UK and Ireland tour and Amelia Stephanides, whose debut EP drops next month. Jøra – aka Sam Howlett, Gui Oliveira, Dawid Tondryk and Josh Shave – said Unsigned has been invaluable to them […]

Write music that you love and find people who love it with you


It’s hard to imagine punk powerhouse and music mentor Millie Manders only being able to perform if she was in her mum’s dining room, with the door closed and her back to it. Or that she still gets stage fright to this day. This is her story. I was surrounded by music from day one. […]

Music has more opportunities to create than any other industry


When Ben Street’s fledgling football career was ended by injury, he turned to his first love – music. Now he gets a kick out of performing, promoting and mentoring other artists and running the Wild Paths and Wild Fields festivals. This is his story. It was my grandad on my mum’s side who got me […]