Within The Messengers, people from vastly different backgrounds, with equally diverse stories, find a common purpose in writing and performing music together.
Initially set up as a student placement in 2012, the band is made up of students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and people with lived experiences of homelessness, who seek support from St Mungos Homeless Charity.
The project is unique for its artistic quality, the unity of its members and the manner in which the music is generated collaboratively, despite a large proportion of the group having no prior experience of composition, lyric writing or music making in general.
Hear members of the group talk about their experiences of the band and why they keep coming back!
The Trailblazers, Los Angeles
Meet The Trailblazers and get an insight into the band's first project in October 2018
A radio interview with Sigrun at the Icelandic national radio RUV2 about MetamorPhonics and the release of the Messengers’ debut album, Bear Witness. (The interview is in Icelandic)
Brýtur múra og eykur samkennd
Interview in Morgunblaðið, Iceland’s main daily news paper, 10th of February 2021
An interview in Morgunblaðið, Iceland’s main daily news paper, about the launch of the new MetamorPhonics band, Korda Samfónía. Korda Samfónía is the collective band of all Icelandic partner organisations, which launched on the 6th of February 2021.