...is a programme of activity launched by Tees Music Alliance to look at the pastoral needs of our music activists and audiences.

#DigitalTenderness aims to increase levels of well-being amongst our creative community - artists, promoters, stage crews and the people who support our events.  

This aspect of our work has been kindly funded by National Lottery Community Fund and The Key Fund - made possible by the generosity of National Lottery players.


Care Packages

Our care packages have been getting shipped to all points around the Tees Valley and are proving very popular - packed with a range of goodies to spread a little bit of cheer during these sad times.


Colouring Book

We (heart) Our Venues Colouring In Book

As part of our Digital Tenderness project we have reached out to venues from across the Tees Valley to create a very special colouring in book, in their honour. 

Nine images of the music venues that we are missing so much have been created by a variety of brilliant artists from across the region.  Check them out HERE.

As part of #DigitalTenderness our chef / mentor, Matty Brown, prepared and delivered over 1,000 dinners to people that otherwise may not have had access to a nutritious hot meal.

Click on the video link to find out more...

Songwriter Zoom

Songwriter Workshops

It's been tough for our musical community, not being able to come together and bounce creative ideas off each other - not to mention being unable to earn their living by gigging and touring.

We brought some of the areas finest songwriters in to lead a series of online workshops; aimed at inspiring and enthusing emerging artists - and having a bit of fun at the same time.

Lunch Sessions

Our venue had been lacking in real live music for most of the last year, due to #Lockdown restrictions.  So we decided to bring a group of talented artists into our building to record some performances under covid secure conditions.

It was good to hear some live music ringing around the old place.  You can see what we did HERE

Atlas Cover

We've developed our Musician's Atlas to be a concise yet jam packed guide to today's music industry - using the knowledge of a group of north east based professionals; each living and breathing the jobs that they love.

We hope that it will inform and inspire music activists to put these hints, tips and experiences to good use - and confidently stride out on their own music industry path.

...just click HERE for our audio version - or to download a PDF.


no borders

Our special #DigitalTenderness edition of No Borders 'zine is available to read now... we can send you a paper copy via the post - just email us at hello@teesmusicalliance.org.uk and ask for one to be sent to you... remember to give us your address.

If you can't wait that long, a pdf is available for downloading HERE

Radio Stockton

Our #DigitalTenderness presenters took over www.radiostockton.co.uk for a series of shows covering all manner of genres and conversations - you can listen back to them here https://www.mixcloud.com/radiostockton/


Big Society Capital
Key Fund
Lottery Funded Arts Council
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Youth Music