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The Great Escape 2014

Industry Panel

Friday 9th May 2014 11.00am

Following the launch of the ground breaking Momentum Music Fund at TGE2013, Arts Council England CEO Alan Davey talks about the artist funding initiative’s first year with Vanessa Reed, Director of PRS for Music Foundation which manages the fund, James Foley from digital partner Deezer and Julian Deane, manager of beneficiary band The Wytches. Music Week’s Tim Ingham asks the questions.  

Entry to the panel is available for all delegates.


Momentum Showcase

Friday 9th May 2014 from 12.15pm – 3.45pm

Our live showcase at The Great Escape 2014 will feature 4 of the incredible acts supported through the Momentum Music Fund

12.15pm Hannah Peel
1.15pm JAWS
2.15pm Night Engine
3.15pm Brolin

 Entry to showcase is available to all delegates and festival pass holders

Momentum Music Fund is a partnership between PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and in association with Deezer

Hannah Peel

Songwriter, composer and multi instrumentalist Hannah Peel first came torecognition in 2010 with her debut release ‘Re-Box’, a four track EP that reimaginessongs by artists such as The Cocteau Twins & New Order played on amusic box that she made herself. ‘The Broken Wave’ album followed in 2011.


JAWS are a fresh young band hailing from the currently buzzing Birminghammusic scene. Ending 2012 on a high note with the success of their singles‘Toucan Surf’ and ‘Surround You’ accompanied by a flurry of praises for theirlush garage pop, the young Birmingham four piece JAWS entered the year withfour sold out shows across the UK with fellow B-towners Swim Deep and apacked headline show at London’s Old Blue Last.April 2013 marked the release of their first EP, Milkshake, to many accolades and an excitedly growing live fan base. The band have, at this point seen theirsongs appear on the unlikely cross-section from Made In Chelsea to Match Of The Day and had also licensed their music to the forthcoming Ubisoft videogame – Rocksmith 2014.

Night Engine

The music of the city, of the dark, of the underground basements and behind locked doors clubs is back. Night Engine, four young men with a belief in the power of music to move feet as well as minds, have been in rehearsals since their formation in January 2012 with the express intent of rekindling the idea of the groove and are now ready to step forth into the (artificial) light.  At odds with the prevailing trend for soundscape and wafting ambience, Night Engine are, as the names suggests, about motorik rhythms, Nile Rodgers guitars, fluid basslines, music to make you sweat and smile and jump around like a thing possessed.


Brolin is a UK-based vocalist, songwriter, producer and remixer. As well as producing his own material with the likes of Luke Abbott, Casually Here and Peaking Lights, Brolin has also recently collaborated with the cream of the UK underground, including FTSE and South London Ordnance, as well as remixing the likes of Chloe Howl and Lulu James.

Find out about all the amazing artists performing at this year’s Great Escape festival and get your ticktets on their website