Emerging Artists


Join us for an invigorating evening of inspirational music, soundscapes and spoken word pieces from some truly extraordinary artists of the future.

Shining a light on creatives who are often marginalised, this showcase gives a platform to four incredible Emerging Artists who have been supported by experienced musicians from Drake Music and the Irene Taylor Trust to develop their artistic voices and share their unique stories, as part of a special collaboration supported by Arts Council England.

The evening will feature special guest performances from Drake Music artists, Miss Jacqui and Kris Halpin. They will be performing alongside the Irene Taylor Trust’s emerging artists, L U C I N E, Luke McCarthy, Macelino and Reese Quinlan – four young alumni artists from the charity’s ‘Making Tacks’ initiative for young musicians facing barriers and its ‘Sounding Out’ programme for former prisoner musicians.

For those unable to join us at Rich Mix in person, a livestream is available.

Date: Thursday 20th April 2023

Doors open: 7pm

Venue: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA (closest station Shoreditch High Street)

Livestream: Book via link above

Ticket cost: £5 (plus booking fees)

Ticket link: Book now for the Emerging Artists Showcase


BSL interpretation will be provided for the performance in the venue, and will also be available picture-in-picture for the LiveStream.

Live captioning will be available as part of the LiveStream, and also available separately in the venue.

A quiet space with low lighting will be available at the venu. There will be no talking or typing allowed in this space but you are welcome to use headphones to watch the Live Stream. Food and drink may be consumed quietly in this space. 

We want this event to be accessible and inclusive, including to Disabled people who have concerns about Covid infection due to existing health conditions. We respectfully ask that:

  • if possible, anyone attending the event in person test for covid before attending the event.
  • anyone who tests positive or is symptomatic access the livestream instead of attending in person.