Vocal & Performance
Workshops with Tanya Walker, professional vocal and performance coach.
As part of Forté Project we run unique and exclusive workshops for our artists. These sessions run throughout the year with experts in their fields. Keep checking back to see how the current crop of Forté artists are getting on.
Meet the Producer
These sessions were with renowned producer Charlie Francis at Musicbox, Cardiff and electronic specialist Lee House at Studio Toy, Cardiff. The session introduced the young artists into a professional recording environment and with a professional producer; many for the first time in their careers and analysed their demos with a critical eye.
These sessions for the Forté artists were held over a weekend. In 2016 the tutors were with Matthew Evans (Welsh band, Keys & Popular Music and Sound lecturer - University of South Wales) and Richard Parfitt (60 Ft Dolls & Popular Music and Sound Senior Lecturer - University of South Wales). in 2017, Matthew returned once again to help guide our new batch of recruits.
Artist Branding, Identity & Image
Our branding, identity and image workshop were delivered by with Marketing and Communications specialist Angharad Wynne. This was a one-day session was designed to help the Forté Project artists realise how important their image, how to control it, find their identity and think about how this is all branded. Many of them are going through a 'transition' stage, maturing with their sound and their profile is growing at a rapid rate!
Interview Tips & Techniques
This fantastic session was held with Bethan Elfyn (BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 1) where out artists learnt some wonderful tips and tricks about applying for future BBC Radio Wales Horizons / Gorwelion applications, some do's and dont's about radio interview techniques and how to make the most of future media opportunities.
PRS For Music
This masterclass with John Hwyel Morris from PRS For Music. The session entailed how they could earn money from your music in avenues previously unknown to them and how to protect themselves too. with copyright. Essential advice for any young artists starting out early in their careers!
Every year we are luckily enough to get presented with a live opportunities to showcase our Forté Artists. In 2016 we were able to have our artists showcased on opening bills of Welsh promoters Orchard Entertainment, Swn and many more. A highlight was being able to support Into the Ark on their Newport to Newport tour. We also performed at the Story of Tom which was sold out every night at the Wales Millenium Centre, perform at festivals and help bands with their releases in a live capacity thanks to the Young Promoters Network. In 2017, we've already had the opportunity to showcase our artists at Free For All Festival and hopefully more to come.