BUDDING PRODUCERS AND DJs GATHER AT YOUNG PEOPLE-LED EVENT
Young people who are part of the Sound it Out ‘youth voice’ group ran a successful gig/networking event at the Cavern, Gloucester, in March. The event featured three local musicians – DJ/ producers Dan Kostine, who attends Sir William Romney School; DJ/producer Dan Ackland, who attends Chosen Hill, and singer Robyn Hawkins, who attends Barnwood Park.
Dan, Dan and Robyn are key members of the Sound it Out group, run by The Music Works on behalf of the hub, and designed to encourage young people to have a say and make things happen in music in the county.
They came up with the idea for the event because they felt that music production and DJing wasn’t taken seriously in music education, and there were few opportunities for young musicians working in electronic music, to showcase their talents, or meet with other like-minded people.
With the help of The Music Works team, they devised and organised the event, as well as performing some of their music and giving demonstrations of how it’s done.
Those attending had the chance to experience a DJ gig, find out how it’s done, pick up tips and discuss music technology and electronic music.
Another larger scale producer/DJ gig is being planned for the summer, as well as a series of regular monthly gigs for musicians of all genres at The Cavern, Gloucester.
If you know of a young musician interested in making things happen, raising their profile, learning more about the industry; or someone who loves music and wants to lend their ideas and skills, let them know about the Sound it Out network.
Posted on May 23, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged #sirwilliamromneyschool, barnwoodparkschool, Make Music Gloucestershire, music education hub, musical engagement, The Cavern, The Music Works, young people and music Gloucestershire. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.