Music Mentorship

Successful mentoring partnerships can, have and will continue to change lives.

They provide the structure and impetus needed for (both) participants to achieve continued growth and learning. While roles and responsibilities will differ, mentoring is a two-way relationship involving help, support, role-modelling, specialist advice and guidance - usually on the part of the mentor, in order to facilitate the achievement of the mentees' goals and help them to flourish creatively and professionally.

Interested in being mentored?

Participants in the Basingstoke Music Initiative mentoring scheme will be offered:

  • A maximum of ten 1 hour mentoring sessions with experienced individuals from the music industry.  Mentors may be established artists or bands to support the development of stagecraft and live work, industry experts on branding and digital distribution, or music business specialists. These sessions can be in person, delivered online or a combination of both.
  • The opportunity to access free full days of weekend rehearsal space and evening rehearsal slots at Creation Space.
  • Training opportunities (this may be in technical areas, vocal or instrument training, recording techniques etc)
  • Access to equipment and instruments
  • Automatic membership of a network of musicians and bands based in the region, with networking events and training opportunities.
  • Ad hoc support and advice from RB Music Management
  • In addition we will be programming 16 paid gigs per year, individuals or bands accessing the mentoring scheme will be automatically considered for these gig slots.

Interested in becoming a mentor?

We hope that you'll have a willingness to share your practice with the public – this could be through open rehearsals, a work-in-progress sharing, or just having a chat with people about what you’ve discovered during your week with us.

Some of our current mentors


Corrie is a Basingstoke/London based musician specialising in euphoric, sonically-conscious groove drumming. He has won no shortage of accolades for his drumming and album output; picking up BBC’s ‘Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2013’ prize, a Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist and Scottish Jazz Awards ‘Up and Coming Artist’ in 2012 to name but a few. Corrie has performed with a diversity of artists worldwide and holds a degree from Trinity Laban in jazz drumming.

Corrie has been teaching drums for around 15 years and his approach places the musical interests and drumming goals of each individual at the centre. Drawing from his experience as a professional musician and dedicated student of the drums, he is equipped to help mentees achieve a wide range of objectives. Whether it's playing at a local jam, writing drum parts to accentuate a song, reading drum scores or learning specific styles or songs; he take pride in supporting diverse areas of study and helping others to develop an enriched relationship with music, whatever that means to them. Find out more about Corrie.


Collectively Zeal form a team of technical minds and creative hearts who believe in the power of lighting and visuals to elevate live experiences.
There’s nothing they love more than partnering with clients to collaborate and deliver exceptional productions. Key areas of expertise include:
Production design, Fusing ambitious imaginations with leading technology to design captivating productions.
Visual art creation: as specialists in live shows, Zeal's visual art and content creation are rooted in enhancing audience’s live experience. Artists they have recently worked with include Barry Can't Swim, Sub Focus and The Streets, working at venues such as the Roundhouse, Alexandra Palace and Wembley Arena!
Technical production supply: they have produced Galantis' Midsommar at Brooklyn Mirage, creating the set design, incorporating bespoke installation and video frames, managing production design and creative direction! Find out more about Zeal.

Could a mentorship scheme be right for you?

Benefits of being a mentee

  • Gain practical advice, encouragement and support
  • Identify goals and establish a sense of direction and momentum
  • Learn from the lived experience of others
  • Develop your communication skills and expand your network
  • Gain valuable insight to the next stage of your career

How to apply

Download the relevant information pack (mentee or mentor). Then get in touch and  simply tell us about yourself and/or your band, what you feel like you would like help with, details of any previous gig experience, a sample of your music and what your ambitions are.

Mentee Information pack

Mentor Information pack

Contact us

Get in touch with the BMI team directly

Jon Lovegrove, RB Music Promotions