In October 2020, we announced the Fred Perry x Nicholas Daley Music Grant, designed to help one unsigned musician hone their craft and get the support they needed to thrive.
“Music is the unifying force between our brands and plays a key role in each collaboration collection. That is why during a time when the music industry is under great threat we decided to pull together and offer the music grant to support the next generation of musicians here in the UK.” Nicholas Daley
Thanks to everyone who applied – the standard of talent was incredible, and we can’t wait to see what you all get up to in the future. Special mentions for our runners up – AMOS, Casey Tufnell, feeo and Wilfred.
Our winning singer/songwriter aden will go on to receive a two-day masterclass at legendary Metropolis Studios, where they will record their music with the help of industry experts. We caught up with aden to get a taster of what’s to come.
“I am a musician of no particular home. If you take the midpoint between my Ethiopian roots and my American Midwestern upbringing, you'll find yourself in the middle of the Atlantic. But that's okay - I try to make music that can travel places with you, through time and space, in your mind and heart and soul. I try to build landscapes and poetics of sound that haven't been built before - if anything, so that we might feel something, old or new, more deeply and together.” aden