The Big Music Project is coming back to Cardiff!
Saturday 25th March,
Wales Millennium Centre,
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Sian from KOSHEEN – Raul from PORTHCAWL ROCK CLUB – 12PM – 5PM
Sian Evans is a Welsh singer. She is a singer-songwriter and lead vocalist within the band Kosheen, with whom she found her first major success in the music industry.
Come along to Sian’s workshops –
The opportunity for the young people to learn the basics of vocal control, diaphragmatic breathing, projection and style. Sian will have a PA with her to work on mic control and to get you used to hearing voices through a PA system. She has the capacity to record vocals on site so that the performance can be critiqued by the vocalist and improved.
Songwriting/Top Line writer
The process that a writer will go through to pair a song with an electronic backing track.
In the industry today Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is still at the top end of the charts. Producers and record companies alike agree that a song will have more commercial viability than an instrumental,therefor the Job of the top line writer is a busy one.
It involves listening to the composition and identifying the different sections in order to create verses bridges and chorus to bring a piece of music to life. Finding a melody hook and Lyrical content.
Sian has several backing tracks and the group can choose one or more they identify with and can compose a song that compliments the arrangement.
These songs can be performed as a group or an individual to backing track. We may also overlay instrumentation if the Young people feel it embellish the song .
Sian have spent most of my adult life on stage,in a studio or on a tour bus! It is a physical and very strenuous lifestyle but with good discipline and healthy diet and vocal hygiene it is possible to give the same level of performance every day and night.
Sian suffered with stage fright until she built a system which held her in a good stead from quite early on.
Being completely in your body and being physically strong helps amazingly with your stage presence and having a few tips on performance can change your attitude and develop a stage persona that is effectively bullet proof. Confidence is an essential part of a good performance and having a good connection and eye contact with your band and audience can put everyone at ease and grease the wheels to a great show.
Band Express – ensemble workshop
A call for Drummers, keyboard players, bassist, guitarists and multi instrumentalists.
We’ll be setting up a band express working alongside Sian and the singers, on the creation, orchestration and performance of a new piece of music!
Effective rehearsal routines
MR PRODUCER – INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER – STIFYN PARRY – 12.30 – 1.30
Workshop description: Looking to start your own business working with the music and creative industry? Come and hear Mr Producer’s story, and pick up some top tips to help you get your business off the ground!
Entrepreneur and entertainer, Stifyn Parri has over 35 year’s experience in the creative industries and works as a Creative Producer, Presenter, Consultant and Mentor. He set up MR PRODUCER in 2001 and has produced some of Wales’ most prominent live events such as the Opening Weekend of Wales Millennium Centre for BBC Wales, and the ‘Welcome 2 Wales’ Ryder Cup Opening Concert at the Millennium Stadium for SKY 1 and Sky Arts.
Stifyn created and managed the globally renowned Welsh Expat Social Welsh and Sexy Society (SWS) for over 10 years, with events in London, Spain, New York and Russia.
As an entertainer he has starred as Marius in Les Miserables in London’s West End, as an actor playing Christopher Duncan in Channel 4’s Brookside, and is a presenter of a game show and chat show host as well as Master of Ceremonies for corporate events, concerts and conferences. He delivers workshops and private sessions to develop confidence in performance and interview/audition technique to all ages and abilities and works freelance as a Creative Consultant.
TOBIAS ROBERTSON – CONTESTANT FROM THE VOICE 1.00-2.pm
Tobias Robertson is a young passionate musician with a lot to offer the music scene, as he gives his all to each and every performance, with his fresh twist on acoustic which includes an alternative approach to storytelling in song. Anyone who appreciates live music, all ages and all backgrounds will find themselves relating to this young artist, as audiences tend to relax while thinking about the messages he portrays in his songs.
In 2011 Tobias released his first studio EP under the management of “Hype On Records” titled ‘Knight In Shining Armour”. Tobias appeared on Team Boy George THE VOICE !
Tobias will share his experience fas a musician and his time on THE VOICE.
ROMESH DODANGODA 2.30-3.30
Romesh Dodangoda is a Record Producer / Mixer from Wales, UK and has worked on many successful artists and releases over 17 years of working in Production. Specialising in Rock / Pop and Metal, Romesh has a production studio in the heart of Cardiff, but also travels around to various studios to work with artists. Romesh Dodangoda produced records for Funeral for a Friend, Bullet for my Valentine, Kids and Glass Houses and Cerys Matthews
Details of workshop TBC
CHALLENGING PERCEPTIONS OF WOMEN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY 2.30-3.30
GENERATION D.I.Y 1.30-2.30
MUSIC PRODUCTION – LEIGHTON JONES 12.00 – 1.00PM
Leighton has plenty of experience in the music industry, having supported Bob Dylan at Hyde Park in front of 160,000 people and writing with Pino Palladino of The Who. Leighton also appeared on the program THE VOICE
The Music Production Workshop will cover how to create a track and the best way to record vocals, guitar, drums and how to bring it all together.
If you already have a song, please bring along and Leighton will work with you
PRS – 3.30pm – 4.30pm
PRS for Music Limited is the UK’s leading collection society, bringing together two collection societies: the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society and the Performing Right Society.
Youth Cymru are pleased to announce the expansion of our Big Music Project. This is a partnership between UK Youth and partners (the largest national charity for the youth sector), and Global Radio (who own Capital, Capital XTRA, Radio X and others), funded by The Big Lottery Fund creating UK wide development opportunities for young people.
The Big Music Project equips young people with the skills and knowledge they need to create a successful future within the music and creative industries, as well as building their general employability skills. We work with the biggest brands in music, breaking barriers, creating and highlighting the best opportunities for young people across the UK, running everything from training schemes and careers advice to work experience, internships and hands-on skills building projects. We inspire young people by showcasing the range of roles within the music and creative industries, whilst motivating them to launch their careers.
The day will consist of young people performing on the community stage in the Wales Millennium Center, stalls from Wales’s Big Music Hubs, industry professionals, agents, promoters and clubs!
There will be workshops running throughout the day from professionals such as Romesh Dodangoda who produces records for funeral for a Friend, Bullet for my Valentine, Kids and Glass Houses and Cerys Matthews. Kosheens very own Sian Davies and Mr Producer – Stifyn Parri.
If you are interested in the music industry then this is the event to attend. Get your name out there and network with those who are already successful in the industry. The Big Music Project is not just about those who can perform but for young people interested in anything – this could be;
- Hair and Make Up
- Stage lightening
- Artist Liaison
- Stage management
- Band management
- Website making
- Technical support
- Setting up a record label
- Music Photographs
- Music Journalists
- Digital Marketing
- Radio Presenter
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