It has been announced that Bestival and Common People curator Rob da Bank is launching a new music club in Southampton.
Supported by the Bestival Foundation and Youth Music, Rob da Bank’s Music Club is set to become a new and inclusive open-access music workshop, which will run on a monthly basis at YMCA Newtown Youth and Community Centre in Southampton.
The Music Club will offer a variety of music-making activities for young people aged 13-19 to get involved in, led by professional musicians and guest artists. Young people will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of fun activities including DJ workshops, music production/music tech workshops, MCing workshops, Street dance, live music jams and beginners’ guitar. Two lucky DJs from the Music Club will also get the chance to DJ at this year’s Common People festival.
Speaking of the new initiative, Rob da Bank said: “We kicked off my Music Club in Southampton last year and got such a great response we’re bringing it back this year with a brand new home. One of my lifetime missions is to help young people, without access to music making facilities, discover an instrument, a set of DJ decks, or a microphone for the first time… so please come down and join the party!”
Matt Salvage, Director of SoCo Music Project, also commented on the project, stating: “We’re very excited to be developing these fantastic monthly music clubs in Newtown, providing opportunities for young people to make music with professional artists to whom they aspire in a supportive and safe environment”. YMCA and Saints Foundation will have presence at the Music Club, providing support to children and young people who attend.
Southampton’s branch of Rob da Bank’s Music Club will launch on Friday 11th March from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
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