Special performance launches music scheme

Brighton Dome has joined forces with Resident, Brighton & Hove’s award-winning indie record shop, to present SPECTRUM; a live music scheme that cultivates, develops and showcases the city’s burgeoning musical talent.

SPECTRUM launches on Tuesday, April 15, with a special performance headlined by Brighton-based quartet Fear of Men in support of their debut album release LOOM, with support from Abi Wade.

Rebecca Fidler, creative learning manager, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, said: “Offering a platform for acts to develop as well as be seen and heard, SPECTRUM is much more than just a night out.

“Based around four strands of work – live, seminars, residencies and Site & Sound – the project draws upon both Brighton Dome and Resident’s expert understanding of the local music scene, band and label management, and live production to create a wholly unique and accessible scheme that celebrates the best of the city’s talent.

“Brighton & Hove is a special city.

“It is brimming over with musical talent; wide, varied and inventive.

“SPECTRUM, in partnership with Resident, is aimed at providing a platform and nurturing space to showcase and cultivate this talent.

“Like Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Resident is seen as a hub for Brighton’s music scene and we both share the same dedication and enthusiasm for the music in our city.

“As such we cannot think of better partners in our mission to support, develop and champion the local scene.”

Natasha Youngs, co-owner & co-founder of Resident, said: “This year we are celebrating our tenth anniversary; as part of this we are thrilled to be hooking up with Brighton Dome for this exciting project.

“Supporting Brighton’s live scene is something that has always been very close to our hearts, so to be working with the most important arts venue in the South East is a real honour.

“We hope our love of the city and our enthusiasm for its brilliantly varied musical culture will bring an extra dimension to SPECTRUM.”