Visit PRS for Music’s YouTube channel from 6pm on Thursday 27 August to enjoy performances from acclaimed music creators including pop icons Right Said Fred, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Bishi, Rebecca Lucy Taylor of Slow Club’s solo project Self Esteem, Black feminist punks Big Joanie, and rising London based alt-R&B star Abisha.
The online event will be hosted by Sabrina Grant and include contributions and interviews with notable LGBTQ+ organisations and charities including Gendered Intelligence, Pride in Music, Co-founder and Executive Director of UK Black Pride, Lady Phyll, and Managing Director of Brighton Pride, Paul Kemp.
"We can’t wait to take part in PRS Presents LGBTQ+. Though we are unable to perform and meet with everyone in person at the moment, it’s great that we can get together and celebrate virtually as part of this spectacular line-up."- Fred Fairbrass (Right Said Fred)
PRS for Music CEO, Andrea C. Martin, said: ‘In these unprecedented times, we are fortunate enough to be able to bring our PRS Presents live series to the virtual stage, free for anyone to attend. PRS Presents LGBTQ+ features some amazing music creators and contributions from those at the heart of the LGBTQ+ community and we’d like to thank PRS Foundation for their help in putting the event together.’
PRS Foundation CEO, Joe Frankland, added: ‘The success of the music we fund is driven by the diversity of those who create it. This collaboration with PRS for Music is a chance to shine a spotlight on some brilliant LGBTQ+ artists that we have supported in recent years including Bishi and Self Esteem, both receivers of The Open Fund and Big Joanie, who received funding to perform at SXSW. Representation really does matter, so we’re looking forward to celebrating and highlighting our valued LGBTQ+ community on Thursday.’
"PRS Presents LGBTQ+ will be a true celebration of a wonderfully inclusive community and I am proud to be involved in the event. I’m looking forward to sharing my music with everyone and watching all involved express their creativity and passion in front of a global audience."- Bishi