December 9 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Rising young stars in Norfolk’s music scene will have their very own special showcase at Norwich Sound + Vision.
A Young People’s Stage is hosting an eclectic array of music acts at The Garage, in Chapel Field North, tonight, tomorrow and Saturday.
Clara Wiseman, from Community Music East and Norwich Sound + Vision, said: “We’re really excited about the line-up of our stage. It’s been a lot of fun working with these young bands – they all have their own unique style and bundles of energy.
“They’ve worked really hard to prepare for their shows – catch them now while they’re young and dangerous!”
Most of the young performers are aged 18 or under, and part of the line-up includes young artists who are attending CME‘s (Community Music East) band skills courses which have been taking place across the county for the last few months and are Youth Music-funded.
The Rumble – a Norfolk-based three-piece band which plays a blend of rock/blues/funkiness. The teenage trio is Oli Aston on vocals and guitar, Charlie Love on drums, and Ben Aston on bass.
Harry and Amelia – Harry Lake and Amelia Stephanides are singer songwriters who met on the NSV Garage Band courses and perform both together and solo.
Let’s Eat Grandma – Rosa and Jenny create an eclectic mix of harmonies and melodies with voice, guitar, mandolin, keyboard and other instruments.
In Memorium – a six-piece rock/metal band from Norwich who play loud and heavy.
Crown the Prophecy – a young rock/metal band from Norwich which features dual vocals and intricate guitar lines.
Montagues and Capulets – a four-piece indie/rock band from Norwich, consisting of Nathan Baverstock, 17, vocals and guitar, George Kerridge, 18, bass, Ross Allen, 19, lead guitarist, and Benjamin Chatburn, 18, drums.
The Crates – a three-piece band from Norwich, formed in 2010 and featuring Charlie Soffe (guitar/ vocals), James “Jammin” Winterburn (drums/vocals), and Jono Woods (bass/backing vocals).
The Mondegreens – a four-piece indie rock band from Norwich who met on CME rock schools. Band members include Oli Jordan, Gabriel Gifford, Fred Garratt-Stanley and Jan Shelley.
Amazon Blu – all-girl indie popsters, all aged 14, from Norwich.
Drill to Infinity – a new eight-strong ensemble who have been attending CME band skills workshops in Great Yarmouth.
Trapped Under a Bell Jar – a three-piece indie rock band based around North Walsham.
The Acquaintances – a new young band from North Walsham
The Separators – a new young band from North Walsham
Rebellious Rascals – a band from King’s Lynn described as the happiest band south of the Wash.
• Norwich Sound + Vision’s Young People’s Stage is at The Garage tonight, tomorrow and Saturday from 6pm to 8pm at The Garage.Entry is free. Visit www.norwichsoundandvision.co.uk
• Starting Out – a beginner’s guide to getting your band off the ground – is at The Garage, 2-4pm on Saturday for people aged 13 to 21Oct 12.
Music industry insiders will give practical advice and tips on everything from how to book gigs, how to promote music, copyright, and social media.
Among the people attending Starting Out will be: Andy Ellis (PRS for Music); Clara Wiseman (Norwich Sound + Vision); Dex Lush (promoter and manager); Emily Stewart (Musicians’ Union); Kiran Leonard (singer/songwriter) and Mark Howe (music leader and musician).
Places need to be booked in advance by calling 01603 283379, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting www.cme.org.uk