We are a music society for all musicians and singers regardless of experience. We meet up once a week for a jam session, usually on Tuesdays at 7pm in the Music Department. On sundays we also hire out music rooms for you to use individually or in groups to provide a space for pratcise. We attend Open Mics in the city and encourage our members to play, which are great for those that want to publisise thier music. Later in the term we are planning informal music events on campus as a chance to showcase what we have been up to all term!
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These are informal sessions where we split off into groups and just relax and play music with each other. The sessions are great for any muscian or songwriter who wants to practise, share and develop songs! Or you can just chat with other like-minded people while playing the odd song - It's whatever you want it to be!
If you want to learn covers, then you can practise by yourself or with others in the practise rooms. If another member knows a song you like, ask them to teach you! No sweat.
If you are a songwriter, other members are there to help perfect your song. We can contribute anything, whether it be constructive critism and advice, to helping you write lyrics or adding our own instruments to your piece. We are also toying with recording software so that we can record songs and add whatever instruments we like!
If you just like playing music and want to play with other muscians, then you can. A lot of people aren't used to playing with other muscians, but its a great feeling and you can get awesomely creative!
We also organise Open Mic nights in the city, and perform individually or with each other. These nights are great to publicise your music, gain experience playing in front of others or just to socialise. So if the idea of the jam sessions doesn't interest you, but you want to perform in the city, then join and come to one of our open mic nights. Last year we hosted events in conjuction with Oxfam and Working in Tandem which were a resounding success for all involved - perfomers and audience members alike!
In the past we have booked a studio for our members to record thier own songs in a professional environment. Recently though we have gotten some decent home recording equipemnt which enables us to record and develop songs all year round! Members will be able to book a timeslot and record their music. After some software wizardry and mastering music, we can then put the finishes tracks onto the society soundcloud account thus bringing members' songs to a wider audience. Have a listen to what we've recorded in the past at soundcloud.com/uonsongwriting.
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