The Messengers

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

Hulda Geirsdóttir

Radio interviews

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)

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Julie Rowland

Printed interviews

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.

Menningin/ Culture- Icelandic National Television

A programme dedicated to Korda Samfónía, following their debut performance at Harpa Concert Hall May 2021

Menningin, Icelandic National Television culture programme, dedicated their weekly programme to Korda Samfónía, in the week following their debut performance in Harpa concert hall.  The group had met only for 9 days to collectively compose and rehearse all ten compositions which were premiered for an audience of 500, receiving 4 star reviews.  This performance was subsequently nominated as Event of the Year at the 2022 Iceland Music awards, in the category for Rock, Pop, Rap, Hip-Hop and Electronic Music.