London-based independent record label, management and publishing company The Other Songs (TOS) will be celebrating the talent of The BRIT School through one of its industry songwriting events.

Since the beginning of lockdown, The Other Songs have hosted the TOS Digital Festival every week, providing a platform where both established and amateur songwriters perform among a community of artists.

The BRIT School, which will be celebrating its 30th year of operations in 2021, will be joining TOS for a night to celebrate some of the artists who studied at the UK’s leading free School for Performing and Creative Arts.

BRIT alumni, music legend and BRIT School supporter Nile Rodgers will be among those performing. Rodgers had a wing at the school named in his honour last year, in recognition of the funds raised by him and his manager, Merck Mercuriadis.

Throughout The BRIT School Festival, there will be the opportunity to donate directly to the school as part of the #keepBRITspecial fundraising campaign, to help ensure the charity can continue providing life-changing opportunities and education to young artists.

The full confirmed line-up is:

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber – composer & impresario of musical theatre
  • Brett Sewell – BRIT Dance graduate
  • Charlotte Windell – BRIT Musical Theatre graduate
  • Cleve September – actor (Hamilton West End Original Cast)
  • Dan Gillespie Sells – Member of The Feeling & composer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
  • DJ Ace – BBC Radio 1Xtra and BRIT Film Media and Production graduate
  • Ellie Evans – current BRIT Music student
  • Henry Brewer – BRIT Music graduate
  • Imogen Heap – singer-songwriter, record producer and audio engineer.
  • Jack Stimpson – actor, director, writer, producer
  • Jaden Wilkinson – BRIT Dance graduate
  • LaShay Harvey – BRIT Dance graduate
  • Leona Lewis – singer-songwriter, performer
  • Max Margolis – singer-songwriter
  • Nile Rodgers – Multiple Grammy- winning composer, producer, guitarist
  • Noah Thomas – Playing Jamie in Everybody’s Talking about Jamie
  • Pearl Adams – current BRIT Theatre student
  • Percelle Ascott – actor, producer
  • Rachel Chinouriri – singer, songwriter
  • Raye – singer, songwriter
  • Tiana Biscuit (Jenson Steele) – BRIT Musical Theatre graduate

Alastair Webber, Founder of The Other Songs, said: “The BRIT School is the beating heart of UK culture. Their energy, their drive, their passion to succeed is simply extraordinary. On the evening of June 5th you’ll see and hear everything. Every genre. Every artform. Keeping true to The Other Songs format, we’ll merge new talent with legends, creating a level playing field and an opportunity for everyone, no matter who you are, to shine through. Let’s keep BRIT special.”

Principal of The BRIT School, Stuart Worden, added: “This current crisis has proven what we already know – that the world needs art, creativity, youth, community and kindness. The BRIT school celebrates these values more than ever before. This is a festival of optimism, art and love. And the students past and present are excited to be part of it. Thank you to The Other Songs. We need to keep BRIT special.”

The  event will run on Instagram live on 5 June at 6pm. For updated announcements for the line-up, click here.