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Scotland’s esteemed youth music touring project Hit The Road launches its 10th year of shaping young musical talent, as organisers call for budding artists aged 14-19 to get involved in the initiative’s upcoming touring season.
Since its inception in 2013, Hit The Road has been instrumental in aiding the journeys of aspiring young musicians across the country, offering a platform for growth, networking and artistic expression.
The project has been a catalyst for countless success stories in the Scottish music scene, having supported over 300 musicians across 120 live performances and delivered hundreds of industry sessions.
Past participants of Hit The Road include the likes of Scottish sensation Lewis Capaldi, celebrated singer-songwriter Be Charlotte, Perthshire-based pop-rock band Parliamo and uber-talented indie act Shorthouse.
As well as giving young musicians the chance to tour across Scotland and perform headline shows in their hometowns, the incredible initiative, run by the Scottish Music Centre, provides access to a series of workshops led by seasoned industry professionals.
These workshops cover a wide spectrum of topics, from live sound engineering to stage production, equipping young artists with essential knowledge and skills to take forward into future careers.
Now in its 10th year, Hit The Road is once again extending an invitation to Scotland’s aspiring young musicians to be part of a legacy that has not only launched successful musical journeys, but has also contributed to the ongoing vibrancy of Scotland’s live music industry.
Hit The Road’s next touring season will take place between September 2023 and March 2024 and those who are keen to be involved should apply at www.hittheroad.org.uk.
Hit The Road Project Manager Michael Cassidy said: “Hit The Road’s primary objective has always been to provide budding artists with a stepping stone into the world of professional music, helping those who may not otherwise have the means to tour professionally and showcase their music to different audiences across Scotland.”