Music Mapper

Discover fun facts about UK bands and artists, plus check out upcoming gigs on Priority.

Unveiling the Music Map

Music Mapper seamlessly blends geographical exploration with musical discovery. Whether you're a rock aficionado, a pop enthusiast, a jazz connoisseur, or a folk music lover, the map has something for everyone. Categorising musicians by genres, the map makes it easy for you to explore your favourite or unfamiliar musical territories.

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Legendary icons and rising stars

Enjoy the map’s curated selection of legendary UK musicians, just one of its standout features. From The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to contemporary stars like Adele and Dua Lipa. You’ll find fascinating facts about each artist and their impact on the music landscape. So, if you want to know where Adele grew up or where Dua Lipa got her big break, the Music Mapper has you covered.

Regional insights and local history

Regional insights and local history

Going beyond individual artists, Music Mapper offers a regional breakdown of musical history. Each region comes with its own set of interesting facts. So, you can take a deep dive into the cultural and musical heritage that shaped the sound of the area. Plus, uncover the musical secrets of Liverpool the birthplace of The Beatles or delve into the vibrant rap scene in London.

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Upcoming Priority gigs at your fingertips

Love live music? Music Mapper highlights upcoming Priority gigs, so you’ll never miss a chance to catch your favourite artists or discover new rising talent. Stay connected to your local music scene and make every night out an unforgettable musical memory. 

Music Mapper FAQs

Where is Dua Lipa from?

Dual Lipa was born on 22 August 1995, in London, England. With a family background of Kosovar Albanian descent, she spent some of her childhood in Kosovo before returning to London. As a British singer-songwriter she’s gained widespread recognition for her music. Blending Pop, R&B and other genres has made her a prominent figure in the global music scene.

Where is Ed Sheeran from?

Edward Christopher Sheeran MBE was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire but grew up in Framlingham, Suffolk. His songwriter journey began at the young age of eleven.


With a soaring record of over 150 million records sold globally, the English singer-songwriter holds a prominent position as one of the world’s top-selling music artists. In the United States alone, Sheeran boasts an impressive 101 million RIAA certified units. To top things off, two of his albums have secured a coveted spot on the list of best-selling albums in UK chart history. 

Where is Self Esteem from?

Self Esteem - the musical project of Rebecca Taylor, is from Rotherham. Contributing to the Indie Pop and alternative music scene, with her distinct voice and genre-blending sound. Best known for her emotive lyrics and powerful vocals. Self Esteem explores themes of both self-discovery and empowerment. Through releases like “Compliments Please”, she’s made her mark in the Indie music landscape, connecting with audiences seeking authentic and relatable narratives.

Where is Tom Jones from?

Sir Tom Jones, whose full name is Sir Thomas John Woodward is a Welsh singer. Born on 7 June 1940, in Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales. Tom Jones is known for his powerful voice and has built a successful career spanning multiple decades. Earning him a reputation as one of the most iconic and enduring performers in the music industry.

Where is Joy Division from?

Joy Division originated from Salford, Manchester. The group was formed in 1976 and band members included Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris. They played a significant role in the post-punk movement, known for their unique sound and the haunting vocals of Ian Curtis.

Where is Delia Derbyshire from?

Delia Derbyshire 1937-2001 was born in Coventry, England. A musician and composer, best known for her groundbreaking work in electronic music. She was a key figure in the creation of the iconic “Doctor Who” theme tune in 1963, using innovative techniques and electronic sound generators. Derbyshire worked at the BBC Radiographic Workshop, where she contributed to various television and radio productions. Her experimental and avant-garde approach to sound design and electronic music left a lasting impact on the field. Despite facing challenges as a woman in a male-dominated industry, Derbyshire's influence on electronic music and her legacy continue to be celebrated.

Where are Bicep from?

Bicep are an electronic music duo, formed in Belfast in 2009. Their genre-blending music fuses House, Techno and Breakbeat. Famous for live shows and DJ sets, their 2017 self-titled album featuring tracks “Glue” and “Aura” received critical acclaim. They also co-founded the influential Feel My Bicep blog and record label. 

Where are The Wurzels from?

The Wurzels formed in 1966 in Somerset, England. The British Folk band known for their humorous and parodic songs, particularly those celebrating rural life and agriculture. Like their 1976 hit single “Combine Harvester”, which topped the UK charts and gained them widespread recognition. The band’s music often characterised by a West Country dialect, incorporates elements of Folk, Country and comedy.

Where is Lewis Capaldi from?

Singer-songwriter Lewis Calpaldi was born on 7 October 1996, in Glasgow, Scotland. Calpaldi rose to fame with his breakthrough single “Someone You Loved” and has since become one of the leading figures in contemporary Pop music. 

Where is Becky Hill from?

Becky Hill was born on 14 February 1994 in Bewdley, Worcestershire, England. The singer-songwriter gained widespread recognition after taking part in the first season of “The Voice UK” in 2012. Since then, Hill has become a successful solo artist known for her powerful vocals. Contributing to various music genres, including Dance, Pop and Electronic music.

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