Kieran Webber
Kieran Webber

Founder of CLUNK Magazine. Normally found hunched over his desk searching for new music.

25 artists from across the globe have been selected to receive Fender gear & 360 marketing support to help develop the next generation of guitarists

Fender has announced the 4th annual class of artists joining ‘Fender Next’, the artist development program that is designed to help those pushing guitar music forward. Each ‘Fender Next’ artist will receive Fender gear, alongside holistic, 360 marketing support on Fender platforms to share their story and connect with millions of music fans worldwide.

In its first three years, ‘Fender Next’ helped empower and push talented artists such Sam Fender, Little Simz and Holly Humberstone, who all received BRIT awards in 2022. The support that is offered by Fender continues to help a diverse range of artists reach the success they deserve.

Speaking on ‘Fender Next’ CMO of Fender, Evan Jones said: “As a storied brand in the music industry, it’s our duty to continually use our platform and resources to uplift artists early on in their careers.” He continues: “We’ve continued to invest in all aspects of the artist experience offering the full suite of Fender support to new players and veteran guitarists alike. The 2022 Fender Next class is an exceedingly creative bunch that represents a diverse span of musical genres. Each artist has found unique ways to connect with audiences to share their talent with the world. Like many Fender Next artists who have come before them, these acts will go on to lead and define the industry and it’s our honor to help them pilot their legacies.”

The Fender Next Class of 2022 Includes:

  • 100 Gecs (USA) 
  • Alewya (UK) 
  • Anly (Japan) 
  • Bruses (Mexico) 
  • Budjerah (Australia/Aboriginal) 
  • Chris Renzema (USA) 
  • Claud (USA) 
  • Dijon (USA) 
  • Dylan (UK) 
  • Ed Maverick (Mexico) 
  • Fool and Idiot (Taiwan) 
  • Ian Munsick (USA) 
  • INK (USA) 
  • Jun Xiao (Mainland China) 
  • MAY-A (Australia) 
  • Mereba (USA) 
  • Paris Texas (USA) 
  • Ryokuoushoku Shakai (Japan) 
  • Self Esteem (UK) 
  • Shannon Lauren Callihan (USA) 
  • Still Woozy (USA) 
  • Teezo Touchdown (USA) 
  • The Cavemen. (Nigeria) 
  • The Linda Lindas (USA) 
  • Wet Leg (UK)