Last session May 2019
Underground Sound History
Playing music together: From July 2018 to May 2019, we’ve had a monthly session on a Friday including planning, jamming, acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards, percussion, drumming, sharing songs and a DJ workshop with DJ Roominator.
Project development activities:
- Creating the shape of the project with the budget and skills we have
- Taking steps towards recruiting volunteer music session facilitators
- Gathering ideas for music workshops
- Equipment maintenance and health & safety
- Music recording training
Underground Sound History 2007-2019
From 2007-2017 we enjoyed a vibrant weekly music project: people coming together and sharing a love of music together, experienced and beginner musicians alike. Unfortunately we received a significant funding cut in 2017 which has resulted in us regrouping and replanning how we do our music project.
Here’s how we advertised our music project from 2007-2017:
Run as a weekly drop-in project with an emphasis on music and other arts. We have a range of musical instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, percussion instruments, electric drums as well as decks, amplifiers, a selection of records, and a recording booth.
We’ve a large comfortable room (The Crow’s Nest) that transforms into a music space for Underground sound sessions. With a second room with hot and cold drink making facilities available.
The project began as a space for for young people over 18 who are experiencing or have experienced mental health difficulties as well as their friends, family and anyone who has an interest in mental health and music. The project has grown to include people over 18 of any age with an interest in music and mental health.
The project provides opportunities for individuals to benefit from being part of a group, from learning new skills and from being creative using musical expression. It also helps to develop and build upon existing talents, making connections in the local community, learning from others and forming friendships which extend outside of the project.
Here’s our Underground Sound – soundcloud:
Take a listen!:
Some of our past events:
UNDERGROUND SOUND mini FEST
Sunday 1st June 2014 some of Underground Sound joined people performing at Respect Festival on the community stage.
“It was Fun! A great vibe, everyone seemed willing to pitch in and there was a real sense of doing something together. The performances and performers were Brilliant!”
“There was amazing patience and cool while technical difficulties were sorted out “
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