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Singing of the Unsung

Celebrating Unsigned Music with a Commissioned Commemorative Artwork

Submissions closed – Updates to Follow

The Famous Company has recently commissioned a very special celebratory image of unsigned hero, Skepta, who last year received the mercury prize for album of the year.

The unsigned route is quickly becoming an incredibly viable option for musicians looking for success in the music industry. With numerous unsigned artists receiving a number of nominations and awards over the last few years, we wanted to celebrate this with a special commission from Pop Culture artist Nathan Wyburn.

Nathan has worked on a number of high profile celebratory works over the last few years, most noticeably a special mosaic of the Prince of Wales that was presented to him at an event in 2016.


About the artwork

We want to celebrate the unsigned music industry, by creating an image of unsigned hero Skepta. The image will be a mosaic created from small images of unsigned musicians and artists from across the world.

That’s where you come in. Are you an unsigned, self-funding musician who wants to be part of this special celebratory project? All of you have kindly submitted your images, photography and artwork for use in this project and we can’t thank you enough! Submissions are now closed and we will no longer be taking any more artwork. We will use 100% of approved images submitted, which is an exciting opportunity to have you immortalised in this special mosaic of Skepta.

Every person that has submited an image will have the opportunity to purchase a one off limited edition print once the piece has been unveiled. You’ll also receive a free limited edition Skepta post card.

Once the piece has been unveiled, we’ll be looking to auction it off to raise money for unsigned musicians in the UK.

About the Artist

Nathan Wyburn, age 25, is a Welsh Fine Art graduate who specialises mostly in creating iconic celebrity portraits and ‘Pop culture’ imagery with non-traditional mediums such as Food (Marmite on Toast, Sauces, Sugar, Chocolate, Beans, Pizza, Sweets etc.), along with other everyday items (Newspaper cut outs, Soil, Candles, Toothpaste, Fake tan, Motor Oil etc.).

Due to the uniqueness of Nathan’s artistic flare and the popularity of his work, he has been featured on several TV shows including Britain’s Got Talent 2011 reaching the semi-finals, Daybreak, Blue Peter, Sky Portrait Artist Of The Year & ITV news. Nathan has also been covered greatly in national and global press including Good Morning America, New York Magazine,, Buzzfeed and front cover of The Guardian. Big name brands such as Marmite, BIC, Oral B, Costa, Jacobs, Dominoes, Birdseye and Hovis have all independently commissioned Nathan.

Now Closed!

We are no longer taking submissions for this project.

Thanks for submitting!

Submissions for this project have now closed and we’d like to take a moment to say a BIG thank you to everyone to help and submitted artwork, without you, this wouldn’t have been possible! Nathan will be working his magic, so keep an eye out and we’ll keep you up to date on the latest!

Thanks again from everyone here at Famous!