With your help, we can bring the joy of live music
to thousands more people across the UK
With your help, we can bring the joy of live music to thousands more people across the UK

Calling all musicians in the South West of England!

Live Music Now is looking to recruit musicians who live in or have strong connections to the South West of England (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Bristol).

Applications are open HERE and recruitment workshops will be held in Bristol, Bournemouth and Plymouth in April and May.

Live Music Now musicians work in a wide range of settings including special schools, care homes, hospitals and community centres. They give performances and lead workshops which make a huge difference to individual lives, and have continued working throughout the pandemic in innovative and inspiring ways. Live Music Now supports musicians through regular training and mentoring and offers payment in line with Musicians’ Union rates.

We are looking for professional performers who are excellent musicians and have a passion for sharing their music with others. Applications are welcome from a broad range of genres – Beatboxing to Bhangra, Funk to Folk, Classical to Contemporary Jazz…. You could be a solo singer-songwriter or an ensemble of up to five.

Here’s what some of our musicians say about working for Live Music Now:

“Live Music Now has made me a much more sympathetic musician. I’ve built a real toolkit of experiences that help me play reactively [and] assess where my music connects.”
“Live Music Now has provided a vital lifeline both financially and creatively during this last year.”
“It was such an inspiring week and I felt so privileged to be involved. I’ve learned so much in such a short time that my head feels overwhelmed and happy!”

Deadlines for applications are 9am on 14 March (for Bristol workshop), 4 April (for Bournemouth workshop) and 18 April (for Plymouth workshop). Successful applicants will be invited to take part in their chosen recruitment workshop on one of the following dates:

Bristol- 8th April

Bournemouth- 26th April

Plymouth- 13th May

If you need any support to apply or need the information in a different format, please email [email protected]

More information on Live Music Now Musicians’ Recruitment can be found here.