14 Jun 2017

HUSH… can you keep a secret?

Love live music? Get inspired and take to the stage

Last Friday we hosted our first HUSH gig – part of a series of three live music events in partnership with Hull City Council’s youth arts initiative Creative Voice, and Music 4 U. With live sets by Jack Conman, The Waives, Rhythm Pixies, and Fiona Lee the show was specifically aimed at those aged 14-19, giving young people the opportunity to chill, watch class acts and get inspired.

Each show will be happening in unexpected and unusual locations in and around Hull City Centre, with locations revealed via email to ticket buyers. A series of workshops will also be available to young people, offering advice on performing with confidence all the way through to promoting your own band.

The success of the first HUSH workshop saw Jack Conman encourage musicians to explore their songwriting skills whilst his manager Kev la Kat gave a brief introduction to Ableton, editing, looping, programming, effects, studio tricks, mixing & mastering.

Not only do we have some excellent young bands and performers lined up to play at some truly unexpected venues and locations right across the city, but we also have some great workshops for young people who want to break into the music industry, but don’t know where to start. It’s really exciting.

Ruth Drake, Arts Development Officer at Hull City Council

If you fancy getting involved with the next few workshops, get in touch with Creative Voice creativevoice@hullcc.gov.uk stating which workshop you would like to sign up for. Spaces are available for 14-19-year-olds secured on a first come first served basis, locations TBC.

Upcoming HUSH Workshops

Performing with Confidence – 5 September 2017

Battling those nerves? This workshop will help you overcome your stage fright with handy tips to help you perform at your best with Dead Hormones and Rhythm Pixies. The workshop will take place at Kingston Youth Centre, 40-42 Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1YE from 6pm – 8.30pm. Secure your place by emailing creativevoice@hullcc.gov.uk.

Starting Out – Thursday 26 October 2017

Not sure about going solo or how to start a band? This session will show you how to find other local musicians, how to work together and tell you what you’ll need to know to get gigs.

Getting Noticed – Thursday 23 November 2017

So you’re ready to step into the spotlight, but what now? Learn how to use local music networks, build contacts and promote your music to the outside world.

Further information on the workshops will be available at www.hull2017.co.uk soon.