14th September 2015
Saffron Records Launch
Saffron Records, Bristol’s first female youth record label, is due to launch next month, on 14 September. The launch will take place on the top floor terrace at Colston Hall from 6-8pm. Kosheen band member Sian Evans will perform alongside Patron of Saffron Records Eva Lazarus, Bristol based singer- song writer and front woman for Bristol-based band Dub Mafia. Supporting artists include talented young singer and song -writer Sophie Ellam, spoken word artist Nadine Bourne and underground female rapper Skrilla UGQ.
The launch presents a real opportunity for young women who are keen to access the music industry to bring along their work, discuss opportunities for progression and find out how to get signed. Inspiring industry icons will perform and act as role models at the event, encouraging the next generation to have courage, confidence and move forward in their musical careers.
There will be opportunities to discuss Saffron Records’ Apprenticeship Programme, which will recruit one Marketing Communications and one A&R apprentice. Successful candidates will work with Bristol based Plaster Creative Communications and Futureboogie, two reputable companies based within the city. The apprenticeships will be delivered in association with Boomsatsuma, a creative arts agency.
Saffron Records is on a mission is to give young women an alternative platform to education and employment by nurturing their creativity through musically focussed apprenticeships. The label aims to provide young female musicians with high quality mentoring and artist development with established artists.
Saffron Records has a long term ambition to create a safe, supportive and transformative space in which young women can escape chaos, accompany, inspire and encourage each other to develop the confidence they need to access the music industry and get the recognition required to succeed.