28-08-2012 - 01-09-2012
Pop Foundation Summer School
Tuesday 28 August - Saturday 1 September 9.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: £75 per person
Box Office: 01434 652477
A five day course for twenty young participants who will form four bands of five people and learn three pop songs to be performed at an open air concert on the Bandstand on Saturday 1st September. Open to intermediate and improving players.
We are looking for...
- 8 guitarists
- 4 drummers
- 4 bass players
- 4 singers
Having played electric guitar since the age of 11, James took up bass guitar at 14, and has been strumming away ever since. He has a lot of teaching experience, including two years tutoring bass lessons and rock workshops at Core. His influences include Bootsy Collins, Victor Wooten, Flea from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Marcus Miller, and he describes his style as “funk and rock with a dash of pop”. James has played in a diverse range of bands, ranging from folk to death metal, with a chunk of rock thrown in. He is currently studying Popular Music at Leeds College of Music, and gigging with a band in his spare time.
George has been playing drums for 10 years and has been teaching freelance at Core Music in Hexham for the last 2 and a half years. He has successfully created, organised and run several different workshops and courses for young musicians in Tynedale. George plays and deps for bands and groups across the northeast and regularly gigs in lots of different styles.
Shaun is currently teaching guitar freelance at Core Music in Hexham and has recently completed a BA in music at Newcastle University. Shaun has been playing in bands and around the North East area for ten years, and has played in venues such as Newcastle’s O2 Academy and The Cluny. His musical taste ranges from pop to heavy metal and he is knowledgeable about most areas of music.
James has been singing since he can remember. Starting tuition at the age of 8 in a classical/folk vein where he performed as a soloist and in choirs at venues ranging from school concerts to those such as Peterborough and Lincoln cathedrals and York Minster. As he moved through his teenage years he then began to move further towards Pop music, in particular; rock, blues, funk and hip hop. Whilst completing his degree in Music (BMus at University of Newcastle) he majored in performance where vocals were his focal instrument. Throughout these years he played in a wide variety of bands and gaining opportunities to perform from extensively across the North East, including the O2 Academy and Sage Gateshead, to places further a field such as Edinburgh, Manchester and London. Over the last year he has been playing music more than ever whilst attaining invaluable experience tutoring his acapella vocal Workshop at Core Music, leading the singers of the Core Function Band, (Core Funktionality), and taking private one-on-one students.
Queen's Hall Hexham