Name: Courtney Bicker
Campaign: Gender Equality
Areas of specialism: Vocals & Events Management
What made you apply to Change Creators: The XLR Collective? I really wanted to meet some new people that are as passionate about music as I am and I was really interested in making a change through music and feeling like I’ve made a difference.
What are you up to when you’re not campaign developing with Change Creators? I am currently a music performance student at dBs music and I am the vocalist in my indie band ‘Hey Saturn’. I am hopefully going to study events management at BIMM.
What aspect of Change Creators are you most looking forward to? I’m most looking forward to seeing what it is we create by the end of the programme and the impact that it has, as well as meeting lots of interesting people.
Favourite song? Genesis by Grimes.
Favourite Music Genre? A little bit of everything but mostly Indie and Grunge.
An artist who inspires me is Grimes because she has faced sexism in the music industry as she was not taken seriously as a producer and she wants to change how the music industry treats women.
Best live performance/event (either attended or performed at / and why?) Reading Festival 2012 was my first festival and I got to see several of my favourite bands such as Paramore, You Me At Six and The Cure. It was also amazing seeing how connected everyone in the crowd was and the energy everyone had.
Where do you see yourself / want to see yourself at the end of the programme? I see myself as a more confident, openminded and informed person through being part of the collective. I would also like to keep in contact with the people I have met on the programme and maybe work with them again on future projects.