Raising the profile of local musicians and bringing new music to Bradford
This new feature on the screen has been especially designed to give profile to Yorkshire musicians and bring new music to Bradford at the same time celebrating the filmmaking talent that is capturing artists so well. Tracks currently playing include those from local bands Warme, Scars on 45, Apache Tears, Kascarade and singer songwriters Iman Hekima and Emeli.
Warme lead singer Lee Walsh said: “Yorkshire Music Box here in Bradford is a brilliant opportunity for local talent. There is so much creativity in this area and I hope that us getting a slot on Music Box inspires new and young musicians to carry on making music and putting it out there for people to hear.”
We’re also playing the winnners of 2Weeks2MakeIt 2017 competition on YMB. This unique music video competition, led by The South Yorkshire Film Network, brings skilled filmmakers and musicians together to create an innovative, imaginative and collaborative film. Watch out for winners: Mango Rescue Team with track Bomba by filmmakers Bootcamp Freebirds; Sarah Sharp with track, Ornaments by filmmakers WI productions and Retroject with track, Webster’s English by filmmakers The Hull Film Collective.
Bradford UNESCO Director of Film, David Wilson said: “We’ve been delighted with the response to Yorkshire Music Box from local bands, singers and songwriters. The quality of the acts and some of the filmmaking techniques used to capture them really needs to be celebrated more widely.
“The screen in City Park is a great platform for any artist – with more than 500,000 people passing by every month. We’re welcoming all types of music from pop to folk to classical. I hope Yorkshire Music Box will also give people access to music they may never have listened to before.”
Yorkshire Music Box on the big screen will run twice a week from Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at 3pm.
If you have original music or a song you wish to be considered please send in a link to your music video, with your name, photograph and a paragraph about your song/music to http://bradford-city-of-film.com/contact-us/
Some of the bands now playing on Bradford Big Screen