Led by a team of former prisoners and guided by a panel of music industry professionals, business experts & musicians, Red Tangent Records is helping to challenge perceptions, consider identity, but above all else, support talented artists to release some banging tracks straight into your ear holes!

Ryan Kershaw’s Single Debut

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From arrangement to production, recording and distribution; from marketing to connecting with a fanbase. Red Tangent will support our clients throughout their musical journey all the way from grassroots to releasing music worldwide. Our mission is to let you hear amazing music that affects you and then to make you think about your notion of what it means to be an ex prisoner.


Noble1BOF - Coming Soon

Filled with striking imagery and honesty, sometimes brutally so, Noble’s sound is authentic.  He describes ‘Ain’t Like Us’ as a track for the road, and it definitely bangs like one, but it also sits well alongside more mainstream sounds like ‘Early in the Morning’ (featuring Ruth Brown of The Voice) with a catchy hook to pull you in. Street wisdom, reflections on life as well as his hopes and fears – Noble’s bars are easy to connect with, providing a direct perspective – straight to the road life.  Noble 1 BOF, Benefit$ of Freedom, Coming Soon!
Artwork by Jared Appleton @jaredapp_art
Channeling metal infused hip hop Wak Therapists drag the fierce, raw and undiluted sound of the system into the light. Welding hot grooves, big bass and massive distortion to the sick spitting of Verbo and the Pariah the band are a natural product of the system into which they were born. Taking influence as much from Cypress Hill as Rage Against the Machine and with a passion for energising live performances Wak Therapists are a fiercely raw and undiluted hip hop metal melting pot.
Glaswegian born singer-songwriter Ryan Kershaw delivers beautifully emotive reflections on life. Deftly navigating the alt-folk/acoustic tradition Ryan weaves touching and thought provoking vocals into poignant, often sublime, tracks.
The struggle of life gives birth to the thoughts and philosophies touched on in Ryan’s lyrics. He describes his writing process as almost unexplainable; “trance-like”. Creating music is as much a necessity as breathing or eating; songwriting as much a form of therapy as an artistic process. Echoes of Tom McRae and Damien Rice are in evidence but dig a little deeper and find the influence of The Doors, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.


The National Lottery Community Fund helped enormously by supporting a challenging project to get off the ground. We thank them and all players of the National Lottery that support projects like this.


“Changing Tunes strongly support desistance from crime by growing individual potential through music.” 

Professor Shadd Maruna, co-creator of desistance theory



Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears – it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more – it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.

JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON



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