Forté Project 2017

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Wicid.TV was invited to attend the unveiling of The Forte Project’s ten new acts for 2017 at Redhouse, Merthyr on December 13th.

The Forte Project is a unique 12-month scheme that harnesses and nurtures the development of ten musical acts from across the South Wales area, including RCT, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend, and the Vale of Glamorgan. The project works in co-ordination with SONIG Youth Music, ArtsConnect, and the PRS Foundation and is funded by an Arts Council of Wales lottery grant.

Having been carefully selected from over fifty applicants, the ten acts will receive a personal industry professional mentor who will offer them advice and guidance on all aspects of their professional and personal development. The project will also provide the acts with valuable networking and high profile performance opportunities, recording time, and most importantly invaluable professional experience.

The ten chosen Forté artists for 2017 are:


Rhondda Cynon Taff:

Chroma –

Pitchforks –


Public Order –

Local Enemy –



Atterbury & Gibbz –

Chew –


Rebecca Hurn –

Vale of Glamorgan:

Jack Ellis –

Joel Alex –

Wicid will be keeping a close eye on all ten acts and keeping you up to date with their progress. We will be featuring an act each month with live sessions, interviews and much more!


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