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Women in music

In celebration of International Women’s Day, wed like to present to you some of the best female-led gigs to go and support this month for Give a Gig Week 2018

Give a Gig Week is Youth Musics flagship fundraising initiative, with 100 fundraising gigs taking place from March 16-25. These women are supporting Youth Music by raising money to help make a difference in the lives of young musicians who are facing challenging circumstances.

Women are often under-represented in the music industry and not given enough credit for their work. Diversity and equality are at the heart of all our work and we want to highlight the awesome support these women are giving us.

FEMME
FEMME

FEMME

FEMME presents an all-girl DJ lineup. She’ll be joined by Reprezent Radio’s La and BBC 6Music’s Georgie Rogers. You can get exclusive tickets to this gig in our prize draw.

Location: London

Venue: Dr Martens, Camden

Date: Thursday 22 March  

Genre: Dance, Electronic, Hip-hop

Dream Wife
Dream Wife

Dream Wife

Pop punk trio Dream Wife play their biggest ever London headline show at Heaven.

Location: London

Date: Wednesday 21 March

Venue: Heaven 

Genre: Punk

YolanDa Brown
YolanDa Brown

YolanDa Brown

YolanDa Brown is the UK’s leading female jazz saxophonist. As YolanDa has recently been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Youth Music, this promises to be a very special Give a Gig Week show.

Location: Australia

Date: Friday 16 March

Venue: The Basement, Sydney

Genre: Jazz, Reggae, Soul

REWS
REWS

REWS

REWS is the London/Belfast-based high-energy pop-rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and vocalising beat-maker Collette Williams.

Location: Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

Date: Wednesday 21 March

Venue: The Half Moon

Genre: Pop Rock

JoCee
JoCee

JoCee

JoCee & Her Jazz Band will be headlining for this special Sunday live session in support of Youth Music. JoCee brings a contemporary sound influenced by Motown and jazz, backed by an energetic 8-piece band.

Location: London

Date: Sunday 25 March

Venue: Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Genre: Jazz

Amy Shark
Amy Shark

Amy Shark

ARIA Award-winning Australian indie pop singer-songwriter Amy Shark plays Shoreditch’s Village Underground, as part of her 2018 European tour. 

Location: London

Date: Monday 19 March

Venue: Village Underground

Genre: Indie Pop

Birmingham University Women's Choir
Birmingham University Women's Choir

Birmingham University Women’s Choir

This lunchtime concert features the University Women’s Choir under professional conductor Patrick Barrett.

Location: Birmingham

Date: Friday 23 March

Venue: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Genre: Classical, Contemporary Classical

Rothwell
Rothwell

Rothwell

An evening hosted by Rothwell and two special guests to be announced on the night. Rothwell has supported Justin Bieber on his Purpose UK tour, and played to sold-out crowds at both Hyde Park’s British Summer Time and the Isle of Wight Festival.

Location: London

Date: Thursday 22 March

Venue: Sixty Sixty Sounds

Genre: Pop

Sarah Vista
Sarah Vista

Sarah Vista

Spaghetti Western songstress Sarah Vista and her posse of outlaws arrive in a blood-soaked blaze of bullets, armed with part 3 in their killer trilogy of collectable singles inspired by the great western movies and classic dark country greats.

Location: London

Date: Friday 23 March

Venue: Aces and Eights

Genre: Blues, Country, Folk

Reigns
Reigns

Reigns

Reigns’ music is an electric mash up of RnB electronica, twisted with trip hop and served with a massive dollop of retro soul. She’ll be performing at Omeara along with Newton Faulkner and young musicians from the School Ground Sounds project supported by Youth Music. 

Location: London

Date: Saturday 24 March

Venue: Omeara

Genre: R&B, Electronica

Upcoming gigs

Get down to a gig near you during Give a Gig Week 2018 and support a great week of live music. The money raised from Give a Gig Week will help young people develop musically, socially and personally.