Our horn section got the chance to perform with Soothsayers and Dub Asante band at Lambeth Country Show as part of a tribute to reggae great Rico Rodriguez. The audience gave them a massive cheer and may said they found it very moving. Somewhere Rico must have been smiling.
The band are sounding great . We have been concentrating on developing performance skills , working on dynamics and communicating on stage.
Saturday April 16th 2pm to 3.30pm
Come and take part in a free workshop on Saturday April 16th at The Hideaway – London’s best Jazz Venue. Bring your instrument and jam with us and find out more about Youthsayers. Its free entry and free take part in the workshop.
We we really impressed by the young musicians at Lambeth Music Service Saturday centre today and we are looking forward to them joining us for our first session at Raw Material on April 13th , 5pm to 7pm.
We had a great first taster session at Raw Material last Monday 15th Feb. We were really impressed by musicians who attended and managed to get a few tunes together . We already have the basis of a band and are looking forward to meeting more people who want to take part.
Next, we will be at City Heights Academy on Saturday 27th Feb to let all the young players at Lambeth Music Saturday Centre know about the project. Looking forward to that.
Have a look at the photos page to see pics of what happened at Raw Material on Monday.
In association with School Ground Sounds, Raw Material Music and Media and Lambeth Music Network
Funded by Arts Council England
Calling all young musicians:
Introducing a new and exciting band project for 2016.
YOUTHSAYERS is a creative music opportunity for young people in Lambeth. Run by professional musicians and teachers from established international performing and recording band, Soothsayers. We are offering the chance to work with us and other young musicians on a set of music, learn about the music business and develop musical project directing skills.
ARTS AWARDS: You will also get the chance to gain Arts Awards that can be used as credits for entry into higher education courses.
Come and join us:
If you are aged 11-18 and play a musical instrument. This is a chance to be part of a new experience playing great music with Afrobeat, Jazz and Reggae/Dub influences. Soothsayers members have toured the world with the band and many other artists and are ready to share their knowledge and experience. All instruments are welcome.
What we need from you:
All we ask is that you are confident enough to explore new music on your instrument. You may not have played in a group before but you are a good listener and open to exploring your own and others ideas. You must be able to attend weekly rehearsal sessions (see dates below). We want you to be part of a group working together to create an exciting band led by young people. All instruments are welcome but numbers are limited so enrol early to avoid disappointment.
When? & Where?
Rehearsal / Workshop dates:
Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm
April: 13th, 20th and 27th May: 11th, 18th
Mondays from 5pm to 7pm
May: 23rd June: 6th, 13th and 20th
At: Raw Material, Robsart St – SW9 0DG
We are currently lining up some great performance opportunities for YOUTHSAYERS so we’ll be taking our work out of the rehearsal studio to live audiences in early summer 2016.
Get in touch
We are waiting to hear from you. Get in touch and tell us about yourself and what musical experience you have so far. We will be able to answer any questions you have about the project. Simply visit our Contact page or email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org