NEWS: Red Tangent Records announce first showcase

NEWS: Red Tangent Records announce first showcase

Red Tangent Records (RTR) hosts its first annual label showcase at Bristol Beacon this Saturday (June 25). Performances will come from six of the acts currently signed to the label.

Those appearing are South London rapper Noble1BOF, Scottish singer-songwriter Ryan Kershaw, classically-trained musician Marcel Hudson from Wiltshireand his post-prog outfit ZerO D1mension, Exeter rap-metal band WAK Therapists and newest signing from the Midlands KDEE

The label was founded in February 2021 by WAK Therapists member and former prisoner Abe Gladstone. It’s the child of music in prisons charity Changing Tunes and The National Lottery Community Fund – supporting Leaders with Lived Experience (supporting organisations set up or run by people with first-hand experience of a social issue, who are trying to create positive change for communities and people who share those experiences.) Led by a team of former prisoners, and with a focus on engaging those with lived experience of the criminal justice system, RTR have put together a label and management services package to support talented artists.

Speaking about the label, Gladstone says: ‘There are a host of talented people inside the criminal justice system, musicians and artists whose lives have been railroaded by their own choices, and we want to help provide pathways and support for them to be able to focus on different, positive, opportunities.’

The evening will be hosted by Journalist and presenter Mark Montgomery, and will also feature sets from local bands and artists supportive of Red Tangent’s goals of addressing the career barriers faced by those with criminal justice experience and raising questions about effectiveness of the current system and the role of trauma and inequality in causing crime.

Tickets for the showcase are available here.

NEWS: Red Tangent Records announce first showcase

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