HEAT 1 : MARCH 1st
HEAT 2 : MARCH 29th
FINAL APRIL 29th IN THE SKATEPARK
4 acts in each heat, 2 acts go thorugh.
Heats start at 7.30pm
Prizes are a day in the recording studio and a spot at Watchet festival !
Sign up now, 1 place left for heat 1 !
For more details call Joe on 01643 703155
Minehead EYE , working closely with Super act! And with funding from Youth Music , are pleased to announce their FREE ‘Making it in the Music Industry’ Course !!
Starting on February 6th 5pm - 7pm , the course will open to 12 - 18 year olds , and will be a great opportunity to get a unique insight into how the Music Industry really works. The programme will have a basic outline of exploring music through activity, live instrument tuition, creating your own rhythms and composing music, and will be split into 3 phases.
The first section will focus on writing and musicianship. Working with professional musicians and a volunteer mentor , participants will be given tuition and guidance on how to form , create and develop songs, and encouraged to perhaps use different ideas and methods to what they are use to.
The recording phase includes working in the recording studio, creating CD artwork, learning the production process by doing it. It will be run by the EYE using their facility and will be a schedule of recording and artwork development sessions. The final result will be the finished CD.
The last phase will be the planning/scheduling of, and the running of a tour in the regions venues. The young people will contribute fully to this learning what is involved in setting up a tour. They will create the poster and help with tour pro-motion as well. The finale of the tour phase will be a more high profile performance outside the area hopefully in an urban area. This is the icing on the cake if you like, and the performances will have been rehearsed and polished by the regional tour.
Anyone wanting to take part in the course should ring Joe on 01643 703155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
EYE awarded Youth Music funding
Minehead EYE is very pleased to announce that we were recently awarded substantial funding from Youth Music for a Music Project which will run over the next 2 years, starting in May 2012.
Working in partnership with Superacts! profesional musicians, the project will be an oppurtunity for local young people to write, record and tour thier own music. The project will be open and free to anyone who lives in west somerset and is between the ages of 14 to 19.
Keep your EYE's peeled in the coming months as taster sessions are planned to start in May 2012, with the course beginning later that year....
If your interested in this course give Joe a call on 01643 703155 or email email@example.com
Minehead EYE is all about the music! Live Gigs, atmospheric open-mic nights, open days, sessions in our recording studio, rehearsal sessions, local competitions, party functions, educational courses and workshops!
In order to promote music-making and performance in our community, Minehead EYE supports local musicians and music-students by providing essential facilities such as a performance spaces, a state-of-the-art recording studio, a rehearsal room (outfitted with an array of necessary equipment), a DJ Booth , instrumental teachers, tailored courses and local competitions and workshops.
In its first year, Minehead EYE has hosted a plethora of musical events, courses, and open-days. Worth noting are: a G.I.A.G. (“Give It A Go”) course in association with the W.S.C.C. in which we helped two up-and-coming bands from the college to record two songs and music videos in less than a week; our “Access All Areas” Open Day gave disabled young people the opportunity to write and record music in the studio; our regular “Alternative Acoustic Nights” have given local musicians of various musical styles the opportunity to perform their music in an intimate setting; one-to-one, affordable instrumental tuition from experienced musicians; and most recently, our successful Battle of the Bands Competition, which featured the best of local live acts playing on a big stage in front of a massive crowd of eager fans in our awesome skatepark!
So, what’s on the horizon? Firstly, we aim to run more concerts and competitions in order to give lots of budding local musicians the opportunity to flex their performance muscles. Secondly, our expert staff members are in the process of writing a bespoke portfolio of exciting new courses, such as: learning how to be a recording engineer; tuition in writing and performing your own music; and one-to-one instrumental tuition for guitarists, bass players, keyboard players, drummers and vocalists of all ages and abilities.
If you’re an aspiring local musician, we would like to hear from you! To find out more information about using our rehearsal space or booking a session in our recording studio, or if you would just like to have a chat, please see the information below or please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on (01643) 703155.
Would you like to attend a music course in a relaxed setting with local expert tutors? Minehead EYE provides an array of affordable classes to cater for students with varying interests in the field of music. Our portfolio is constantly expanding, so watch this space! If you would like more information about our courses listed below, or if you would like to suggest a new kind of course, feel free to call us (01643) 703155!
Our current range of classes includes:
- DJing Basics – Records, CDs, MP3s
- Drumming Circle
- One-to-one Instrumental Tuition – Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Keyboard
- Bands Mentoring
- Write & Record Your Own Music
- Learn How to Become a Recording Studio Engineer
Studio – Equipment
Minehead EYE houses a cutting-edge recording studio and rehearsal space. As a community/youth centre, we want to offer affordable rates to local musicians who need to rehearse for gigs, record a demo or an album. Our recording studio is fully equipped for rehearsals and recording sessions (see link for inventory: W:\Music\Studio Guide). Furthermore, we can provide bands with a professional studio engineer to help you record your music efficiently and effectively. For more information, please email us at email@example.com or call us on (01643) 703155.
Minehead Eye Recording Studio/Rehearsal Space
Macbook Pro; Logic Pro 9
Roland Digital Snake Stage Unit S-1068
Roland Digital Snake FOH Unit S-0816
Yamaha Stagepas 500 PA system
Mackie Control Universal Pro
Behringer B-Control Rotary BCR2000
Roland Remote Controller S-4000R
M-Audio Pro Fire 2626 24 Bit/192 KHz Audio Interface (x2)
Mackie MR8 Active Studio Monitor (x2)
Marshall MG 100DFX Guitar Amplifier
Roland Cube 100 Bass Amplifier
Roland Cube 80X Amplifier
Shure Microphone 58 (x3)
Shure Microphone 57 (x3)
Elecret Condenser Microphone M5957
AKG Rhythm Pack: C430 (x2) D40 (x3) D112
Roland A-500 Pro MIDI Controller
M-Audio Keystation 61-Key USB MIDI Controller
M-Audio Pro Keys 88
The Minehead EYE rehersal studio is now open, with the recording facilities pdf available to read at the top of the page, prices for rehersals are £5 for a group of members p/h ( everyone must be a member to qualify for this discount) and £7 for a group of non members. Call us to book it now!