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NEW FUNDING FROM YOUTH MUSIC

We are delighted, in these difficult times, to announce that we have secured two year funding from Youth Music to continue and expand our work. The funds support all aspects of our current operation of both GET KNOWN and the Rock School Harwich and provide funding for two one year Internships.

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CLOSED-DOOR EVENTS

Since July we have been providing “Closed Door” Live Performance videos. To date Anorak Patch, The Pyjama Party and Dynamites have recorded sessions.We record a gig with stage lighting and a full band performance and show the event online. The only people in the building are the band/crew and social distancing is applied along with high levels of equipment cleaning.

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ROCK SCHOOL IS OPERATING ALL SESSIONS

We exceed Government Guidelines for COVID 19 Safeguarding and run regular Monday and Wednesday sessions.

Anyone that does not feel well should not attend the session. One band at a time will enter the building with a specific start time, temperatures are checked, hand sanitiser will be provided on entry and the band will move directly into a rehearsal room. The room has plastic screens to seperate players, air purification system with micro filtering, and players will wear masks. We request that all musicians bring their own instruments with plectrum and drumsticks. Mics will have new filters and will be changed after every band.  After finishing the session, the band will move directly out of the building and all surfaces will be cleaned. All bands will […]

We are Music is a registered charity helping people through popular music. There are two components of our work:-

We are Music – We strive to provide for the advancement of young people through music into the music industry, and education. For young people between sixteen and twenty five we provide fully funded :-

  • Get Known -Live performance videos to showcase the artist to aid them to obtain bookings for gigs
  • Hamford Studio -Studio space to work, develop material extend their skills and record digital singles.
  • Support as an Event promoter- providing live gigs and mini-Festivals for young artists to perform.
  • Development support for young artists providing them with useful information through Industry contacts.

Rock School 

  • We support young people from nine to eighteen providing regular band sessions, led by Music Leaders, three days per week, during term times in our Harwich facility. Due to COVID Jaywick Martello Tower sessions are closed.

Through Youth Music funding we provide an equipped studio for creative writing and recording.  A studio engineer is provided to work alongside young musicians and the project encourages the production and distribution of a digital single release. The project has links with industry professionals and practical studio courses will pass on professional studio tips. Live performance videos GET KNOWN are produced to enable the bands and artists to provide a showcase, primarily used to gain performance opportunities from venues.