Harvey – Singer/Songwriter (UVG 2016 – 19)

Harvey began attending the UVG in 2017 at the age of 15. He already had a passion for writing but wanted to develop his skills and build confidence around performing. Since then he has gigged several times with the UVG including Youth Music’s 100 choirs event at Victoria Station and performed original material at UVG events.
He also regularly attended training and mentoring sessions with The UVG and in 2018 had the opportunity to record an original EP. At the age of 17 Harvey was signed to Big Hug Management and has since performed at venues across the South Coast including showcase events in London. In 2019 Harvey had his debut performance at Victorious Festival and released his first single with the Big Hug Label. Harvey has blossomed as a young musician and his future in the industry looks extremely bright. Follow more of his journey here.

In what way has your involvement with UVG helped you progress as a musician?
UVG helped me progress as a musician by gifting me the chance to work with a wide range of other singers and musicians. Weekly sessions have given me the chance to work with others and this has really helped open my mind to singing as a group rather than just a solo artist. It greatly improved my ability to create and sing harmonies and gave me an overall confidence boost as well as opportunities to gig, therefore giving me experience. I have also been lucky enough to have recorded a single and an ep in a studio through UVG, letting me work with session musicians and recording my own songs, and the experience I gained from it was priceless. UVG is an incredible charity which gifts all people with the chance to develop as a musician and work their way into the industry. It’s an opportunity that is extremely worth taking.

What one piece of advice would you give to a young musician starting out on a career in the music industry?
Stay true to yourself. Find yourself as a musician, find who you want to be, and always stay open-minded by trying different things – working and collaborating with other musicians, experimenting with different genres. Always push yourself towards what you want to achieve.