OPENING DOORS FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS!
- Dramatically influence the performance climate for young performers by identifying, managing and promoting new career changing performance opportunities.
- Provide industry resources and training sessions which will enhance performers’ development and success and provide consulting services which provide direction in all aspects of the young performers’ development.
- Help talented young performers succeed in music, be proud of their accomplishments and gain new confidence with each and every performance.
- Connect young performers with each other through clinics, workshops and performance events.
” I can easily say that the Young Performers Club has shaped me into the musician I am today, and if it weren’t for all of the showcases, I would have never gotten into my dream school with a scholarship. So thank you for all you’ve done for me and others. I’m excited to still be a part of these events and help such talented kids develop in the same way others helped me.”–Cassie Wise
The Young Performers Club is the longest and largest running talent program for young performers in the North East region.
The Club (formerly Music On & Up) has been dedicated to building an active young performer community for the last 11 years, creating performance opportunities and showcase events for young performers ages 21 and under. Unfortunately, the performance opportunities are tough to find if you are under age 21, so we plan to create these unique opportunities to enhance talented performers’ resumes and performance experiences. To date, the organization has had over 1000 performers participate in their events which have taken place at the Boston Hard Rock Café, Capone’s Restaurant, and Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH. Many former artists have established impressive careers, with Megan Trainor, the most recognized name after being nominated for two Grammys and having her album top the charts in both the US and the UK. Over fifteen states have been represented and the events have consistently had a full house of fans and supporters. The Grand Finale Showcase event provides cash awards/training tuition to the top performer selected by a professional judging panel. Additionally, we are the producers of the Teens Rock America event and Little Big Shots of New England.
In 2017 we started the first New England tour for young performers in all genres, the All You Got Tour, through our partnership with Next Generation Concerts and Artists on the Move. The tour is on its fourth season in 2020 and to-date has done 111 shows.
Together with Next Generation Concerts we plan to do in excess of fifty shows/events in 2020. These shows will consist of concerts, charity events, competitions, open mics, competitive open mic series and acoustic events.
Music On & Up supports children’s charities and has participated in dozens of festivals and events that benefit charities such as the Jimmy Fund, Green Schools and local and national anti-bullying programs.
In November 2011 the Young Performers Club had an open audition event for forming a new teen band. Five band members were selected for the new band named Coda Sky. The band was a co-ed band with layers of raw talent, rare vocal depth and fresh energy that attracted audiences of all ages. In their five year history, they performed in over one hundred engagements and were nominated for many music awards. Additionally, in 2018 they were selected to be the musicians and lead vocalist on a new song written by a CA business, ABC and Me, which will be marketed to military families.
They were nominated for numerous industry awards for their anti-bullying song, “I Don’t Deserve It”, and recently released follow-up songs, “One Day”, and “High Five” which provides the message that positive thinking can make a difference. They worked with top industry writers and producers and released an album of 11 original songs. They were awarded the Limelight Magazine “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in 2013, were nominated for the New England Music RADAR award in 2015 and were nominated for the House of Blues Bringin Down the House program in March 2015.
In 2017 Duffey started a new teen pop band (ages 13-17), Catching Arrows. The band has developed an extensive resume including being on the All You Got Tour, opening for Kidz Bop two years in a row, and performing at many events at the Boston Hard Rock and the Hampton Beach Seashell. The winter of 2019 they released their first single, “Lost in the Stars“.