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Music Bursary Competition Winner

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One lucky winner has been chosen to receive a 12 month bursary place with Session Recall, funded by EVI through the UK Community Renewal Fund. 

One lucky Blaenau Gwent musician has won a place on a new music production, song writing and business coaching platform, Session Recall. The platform is led by producer and label owner Nick Brine (Oasis, Stone Roses) and Jon Constantine, both of whom run Leeders Vale Studios (EVI’s state-of-the-art recording studio.) 

Nick and Jon run EVI’s recording studio

The Winner

We are delighted to announce that Joshua Hopkins from Nantyglo has won the 12 month bursary place with Session Recall! Joshua wins enrolment onto their Silver Package for 12 months, receiving one to one mentoring with industry professionals, business coaching, song writing tips, online courses, access to production workshops, song writing camps and discount codes for equipment to help with his music moving forward.  

Panel members loved his track and application statement explaining what it would mean for him to win. Congratulations Josh! EVI are thrilled to award you this bursary place and Session Recall look forward to working with you this year.

Runners Up

Session Recall were so impressed by the entries, they have generously awarded 3 runners-up with free access to the Session Recall community;

Heidi Lewis 

The Stay

Teal Flood

Judging panel members were highly impressed with all entries and would like to express how difficult it was to come to a decision. 

EVI and Session Recall would like to thank all entrants – and urge them to continue pursuing their music.

This bursary place was funded through the UK Community Renewal Fund*, secured by ProMo Cymru for the Ebbw Vale Institute.


*The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

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