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SoundOn Presents MOBO Unsung special at The Pioneer Club

On Thursday October 12, SoundOn, TikTok’s all-in-one platform for music creators, will present the first of two MOBO Unsung special events at the Pioneer Club in St. Albans, featuring performances from up-and-coming artists and a headline set by top artist and producer Ayo Beatz. The second event will be announced in October and will also feature sets from a raft of new talent and a stellar headline performer.

The MOBO Unsung initiative is designed to shine a spotlight on some of the most exciting new unsigned acts in the business. And on October 12, The Pioneer Club will see sets from Shack Santima, NEOne the Wonderer, Melica, Bea Anderson, and Kaniva.

Tickets for the show are available here

In addition to the special showcase event, each of this year’s MOBO Unsung stars will enter a comprehensive artist development programme, in which they will receive studio time, mentoring, A&R support and more.

SoundOn is a platform for music creators that enables artists to distribute their music globally on TikTok and all major streaming services, while maintaining 100% ownership and receive 100% of royalties. You can find out more about the platform here.

Earlier this month it was announced that British drum and bass collective Rudimental have been confirmed as the headline act for an upcoming fundraising event at The Pioneer Club. Taking place on Saturday October 7, the band will perform with support from 220 Kid and Lo Lauren, raising funds for the Pioneer Music Charity and the venue itself, which relies on donations to operate.

Helping to preserve grassroots venues is something we are passionate about. Rudimental

"Helping to preserve grassroots venues is something we are passionate about, and by headlining this fundraiser at The Pioneer Club we want to help raise awareness of the venue, the charity, and all that it is striving to achieve in terms of music education, entertainment, and providing a safe creative place for young people,” Rudimental told Headliner.

Support on the night will come from record producer, DJ and remix artist 220 Kid – whose remix of Nathan Evans' Wellerman with Billen Ted reached the top of the UK singles chart in 2021 – and Lo Lauren, who has been making waves in the music world since her debut single Just Friends in 2020. Tickets are available here.

Headliner recently teamed up with chart-topping British rock band Enter Shikari to launch Headliner Spaces, a joint-venture to revitalise The Pioneer Club and reinstating it as a touring-circuit grassroots venue. A further aim of the Headliner Spaces initiative is to have a wider reach into the community and transform the site into a creative and cultural hub. As such, the venue will also accommodate a rehearsal space and world class Dolby Atmos recording studio, as well as providing education, training, and experience for aspiring artists, live music crew and recording technicians.

Headliner Spaces has already overseen the renovation of the venue (including installation of a new bar – The Suet Yard – in partnership with Signature Brew) and the studio build.