Local Yorkshire bands rocked music industry experts at the SXSW festival in Texas.
Several acts performed a Yorkshire Showcase gig at Latitude 30 at the festival in Austin on March 21.
SXSW has a reputation for breaking ‘the next big thing’ in music, so the showcase was a huge opportunity for the bands and for Huddersfield’s Timeless Music Project, which brought the bands to the event.
TMP aims to promote musical talent from the region.
Pat Fulgoni, of TMP, said the first ever Yorkshire SXSW showcase had been a huge success.
He said: “Our project went well and has been nominated for a Yorkshire Forward Going Global award.
“The venue – which was sponsored by Yorkshire Forward – was capacity throughout the Yorkshire SXSW Showcase.
“At most times it was ‘one in – one out’, not bad for an 11.30am start!
“The bands all played very well and thousands of Yorkshire CDs were snapped up at the gig too.”
The CDs were ‘Independent Sounds of Yorkshire and the Humber’, produced by TMP.
It featured a selection of the Yorkshire acts showcasing at SXSW.
Bands involved in the showcase included Leeds group Wild Beasts, Leeds singer/songwriter Paul Marshall, Bradford-based Talk To Angels, eclectic Sheffield group Rolo Tomassi and another Leeds band, Sky Larkin.
In addition, Leeds artist Casper Hauser was chosen by The People’s Music Awards and Awash With Antler were picked by BBC Raw Talent Introducing as stand-out acts.
Other performers included The OfficersStoney, Angel Brothers, In The Nursery, Darlings Of The Splitscreen, Bohemian Mods, Orange 38 and Playground Mafia.
For more about the bands and showcase, visit www.musicyorkshire.com