The 10 artists taking part in the third semester of Merseyrail Sound Station have been revealed. Representing a variety of genres, the musicians taking part in the development programme will benefit from a suite of activity designed to help them with their craft and further their career in music.

The semester begins with studio workshops and culminates in a live showcase at Liverpool Central train station on Friday 26th July. Along the way artists will receive an artist masterclass from Becky Hawley of Heavenly Recordings artists Stealing Sheep and get direct advice from a panel of industry experts at a series of seminars at the M&S Bank Arena.

Included in the cohort of artist is singer songwriter Ben Burke, who recently played to 50,000 football fans as part of the Boss Night fan park in Madrid during Liverpool’s triumphant Champions League exploits. Joining Ben will be Eggy Records artist Ana Mae, fast rising local band Gen and the Degenerates and Wirral-based bedroom producer Borth.

The list of artists in full:

Ana Mae                               


Blurred Sun Band 

Michael Aldag        


Ben Burke               

Amber Ray              


Gen and the Degenerates           

Flare Debris            

To hear the artists taking part go to

The Merseyrail Sound Station project is designed by Merseyrail with Liverpool music magazine Bido Lito! and looks give the region’s brightest musical talent the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing industry.

Working with the likes of The Musician’s Union, PRS for Music, Sentric Music and other organisations from around the country, Merseyrail Sound Station provides artists with advice and mentoring to help them reach the next stage of their career.

Previous artists who have taken part in the programme include Eyesore and the Jinx, Yank Scally and Beija Flo.

Artists based in the region will be able to apply for the next round of activity from 22nd August.