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From Tuesday 18th April to Friday 21st April 2017. Running 10:00 - 4:00pm daily.
Are you looking to develop your skills as a musician?
Are you ready to take the next step on your musical journey?
If you are, Wired For Sound is the perfect opportunity for you!
Wired For sound will allow you to work with professional musicians to improve your songwriting, musicianship and performing skills. Over 4 days you will attend masterclass sessions, songwriting and band building workshops where you will work with other musicians, making links with people in the music industry and potential bandmates. Wired For Sound is held at Stafford's historic Gatehouse Theatre, home to the MET Studio venue, where you will get the chance to perform material created during the week to an audience of family and friends on the Friday evening.
Your team for Wired For Sound is:
James Stanley – Song writer/Producer/educator
James is an experienced multi-instrumentalist with a huge amount of experience of working with bands, songwriting, music production and technology. James is passionate about helping others using musical skills so his work in the Community Music field has been extensive and varied, specialising in using songwriting as a tool to reach all types of different people.
In the industry, James is a published songwriter with tracks placed all over the world - as far as South East Asia! He also regularly composes music for film makers and spends time mentoring younger artists and musicians.
Meldra Guza – Song writer
Meldra Guza has a wealth of experience in the music industry having been a well-known recording artist in her native Latvia since the age of 14. She had many of her songs placed into US Film and TV during her 2 year stint as a Los Angeles based Pop Songwriter. Now based in the UK, Meldra heads up operations at The SongLab and oversees all the aspects of the company’s trading whilst also being an excellent mentor to many of the young writers and artists that Make Some Noise works with, with her smiley, friendly and positive ways
Laurence Hobbs – Songwriter/producer
As a writer and producer Laurence Hobbs has written with many acts including Sam Smith, Pixie Lott, Shayne Ward, Andy Abrahams, Sean Wolfe(Jack Pack) Laura White and Amanda Wilson to name a few. He has written songs that have reached number 1 in 7 countries and has written songs for companies such as BBC, SKY and Syco.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Wired For sound is open to young musicians aged betwwen 14 and 19 years
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Stafford is well connected by bus and raill. to plan your journey you may want to use the Network West Midlands Online planner https://journeyplanner.networkwestmidlands.com/
For parking information, please consult StaffordBorough Council's website http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/parking
What can I bring into the event?
There will be instruments, amplifiers and PA available at the event but please feel free to bring your own guitar, bass, or other instrument along if you prefer. In addition, you'll need to bring a packed lunch and refreshments each day.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact Make Some Noise on 01785 278454 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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Make Some Noise
Make Some Noise is one of the leading music charities in the West Midlands.
We believe music can inspire children, young people, families and teachers and for many is also a catalyst for positive change, especially for those who are dealing with challenges in their life.
Make Some Noise's vision is that the lives of children and young people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will be significantly enhanced by high quality opportunities to make music. Make Some Noise believes music inspires young people, and for many is also a catalyst for positive change. We explore innovative approaches that work towards better access to music for young people.
Since 2001 we have engaged with over 40,000 Children, Young People and Families on strategic and participatory programmes primarily in Staffordshire and Stoke, but also regionally and nationally. Over those years we have successfully delivered music projects as an alternative provision and have a strong reputation for successful working with over 75 partners.
Make Some Noise develops positive activities and inclusive interventions featuring specialist musicians to work in a wide range of settings for example with babies & toddlers, with challenging or excluded young people, young carers, with families, in schools or theatres, in youth or community venues. Make Some Noise has found that participation in our activities has positive impacts on the most disengaged or isolated young people.
Our highly professional musicians work with a variety of groups from babies, toddlers and their families, to challenging or excluded young people, in youth clubs, theatres, schools or specialist units helping to build confidence, skills and experience in music making.