Participants can come from local schools, colleges and youth groups, often giving them their first experience inside a grassroots music venue.
Hearing directly from the artist, as well those behind the scenes including venue owner/operator, promoter, sound engineer, tour manager etc about what their jobs involve, how a show happens and what it means to go on tour, gives young people an introduction to the live music industry and possible careers that they could be interested in.
By introducing participants to their local music venue at an early age, collectively we can build excitement about live music, local venues and open young people up to the various careers that are available to them.
These free sessions also allow venues to welcome young people in and build relationships with new audiences, and possibly crew, of the future. This, in turn, demonstrates their increasingly important role as a vital creative hub in their local community for development and education.
This Soundcheck Session at AudioActive will feature:
– Louie Le Vack and his Suede Jazz band, plus members of the AudioActive venue team
This initiative is brought to you by Independent Venue Community (IVC), formerly CAN YOU CIC IT?, kindly supported by Arts Council England. IVC is a Community Interest Company, bringing music-focused activity into independent venues, during the day, throughout the year, across the country.