A new year, a new Project Sound Lounge…
It’s been a busy couple of months since we all started the Project but the team is really getting to grips with the planning process for the festival. So far we’ve done loads of networking and had some really interesting and useful workshops from various members of the Town Hall & Symphony Hall team, including members of marketing, programming and production.
We are split into three groups: marketing, programming and production. We all work on group tasks in our team and then feedback and discuss it in the whole group so everyone can bounce ideas off of each other and help out each team, and it keeps everyone informed about what’s going on and when things are happening.
Currently we’re focusing on the theme of the festival, including selecting the artists and really looking at what we want you guys to take away from the festival – as well as a few other things but everything will be revealed soon, watch this space!
Here’s a couple of pictures of some of our team in action:
– PSL marketing team
Fancy a career in music or the Arts but not sure where to start?
If the answer is ‘yes’ and your aged between 16-25, then Project SoundLounge needs you!
The group takes on all the programming, producing and marketing of the festival. You’ll gain valuable experience working in the arts, and develop skills in artistic programming, digital media and communication.
If you’d like to apply download and complete the application form that is available at www.thsh.co.uk/join-in/young-people/sound-lounge-festival and send to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date Wednesday 11th January 2017, at 12pm.
Project SoundLounge is over for another year and it finished with a bang as SoundLounge Festival took over Town Hall on Saturday 6th August. The afternoon session was kicked off by a familiar face from last year’s project, the wonderful AffieJam. She was followed by a selection of the freshest female talent including Barbella, Truemendous, Kemi Sulola and MArieè. One particular highlight of the session was Barbella’s impromptu PSL chant which was taken up by the crowd!
After a short break Docrha turned up the volume for the evening session, introducing their unique and powerful sound. This was followed by the jazz and soul influenced Butternut and the psychedelic rock band, Karl Monroe to finish the night.
Photo credit: NUBI magazine
The team of young people behind the festival have worked incredibly hard over the past 8 months to create an event which showcased and celebrated diverse talent from across Birmingham. Taking on various roles leading up to festival and during the day itself the group learned a variety of skills in programming producing and marketing a festival and gained real life hands on experience. The festival was very well received and the feedback from audience, artists and crew members was incredibly positive.
On Saturday 6th August 2016 the Project SoundLounge Festival will be bringing a full line up of amazing artists to the Town Hall stage with music from 3pm-11pm. Doors open 2.30pm, FREE ENTRY.
(Click Here to obtain limited Free Ticket)
Showcasing the best under the radar performers from across the city, the freshest female talent will take the stage in the afternoon, then as the night progresses we up the volume for three genre-bending bands!!
FULL LINE UP:
18:30 – 20:00 – BREAK
Come on down to celebrate the amazing talent and creativity we have in our amazing city!
Project SoundLounge is Town Hall Symphony Hall’s youth development programme enabling young people to create an arts festival in Birmingham. The 16-25 year old participants take on the programming, producing and marketing of the festival, building a range of employability skills.
Marieè is a Canadian bred musician currently residing in Birmingham. She has performed at notable places such as the O2, the shaw conference centre in Canada and further more.
Recently she did an Electronic/future bass song titled “call me” with American music producer Tim Legend.
Have a listen to the link Bellow.
Soundcloud @ ittsmariee
Twitter @ _ittsMariee
Instagram @ _ittsmariee
Dorcha is the creation of composer Anna Palmer. Previously compared to the likes of Bush, Bjork and Pj Harvey the band aims for a genre defying sound drawing from an eclectic array of influences. From classical to punk, trashy pop to psychedelic rock the ensemble of strings, synths, fx and beats is a continuing exploration through alternative song writing.
Bandcamp @ dorcha
Kemi Sulola is a gifted RnB singer/songwriter from London, she has shared her work, performing up and down the country. Most recently her music has played on BBC Radio.
With influences, from a range of genres, such as Lovers Rock, Neo-soul. Hip-hop RnB, Reggae and Gospel as well as Afrobeat and Jazz her sound is a fresh combination – unique but familiar enough for you to get you in your zone. With a sound often linked to the golden era of 90’s RnB, she is hoping to bring that feel good and free vibe to her music. After winning a local Talent competition a few years back, she has been writing and performing in around the UK.
Her latest project ‘Fallen For You’ is her first E.P. The project draws from her soul and RnB influences and explores the emotions of falling for someone, unrequited love, fears, aspirations, insecurities and faith. She is excited for what is ahead and hopes to use her music to spread positivity and encourage others to shine their light!
SnapChat @ KemiJoyx