Alpha – Sayers – August 2017

Alpha - Sayers
Alpha – Sayers

We had a great time making music with the Alpha Boys this August . Well done to everybody who took part.  We are aiming to keep the link with the Alpha Institute in Jamaica so look out for further opportunities and events.


We are working towards our first studio recording . The sessions will be taking part at Sonica Studios which is an excellent , top quality professional recording studio in South London. Recording dates have not been finalised yet but if you are an 11 to 18 year old musician and want to get involved , get in touch at

Spring Programme

We are running 8 sessions at Raw Material , Brixton on the following dates :

25th Jan , 1st Feb , 8th Feb , 22nd Feb, 1st March  , 8th March , 16th March  , 22nd March. (all Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm )

If you have not taken part in Youthsayers and would like to come along please email us at  There might be some space depending on what instrument you play.  We are particularly looking for bass players .

Check out Raw Material where we run the sessions


Youthsayers Horns at Lambeth Country Show

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.

YOUTHSAYERS – Calling all young musicians!


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

Performance Opportunities

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 @


Find out more about SOOTHSAYERS @

Official Site