This FREE event is broadly aimed at GCSE and Btec music students, where they will have the opportunity to attend three out of five workshops, learning about contemporary singing and performance. Sessions including Beatbox, Song writing, Backing Singing and performance masterclass. 

Students will also have the opportunity to work with Mark Delisser and the ACM Gospel Choir, singer-songwriter Elliott Morris, and fabulous music industry experts Simon Bates (Saxophone) and Harry Harris (Piano).

  • Date: Thursday 22 March 2018
  • Venue: Lincolnshire Showground
  • Time: 09:30am - 4:00pm

Please note, there will be a £5.00 administration charge per pupil for schools who cancel. If you are a school outside of Lincolnshire wishing to participate, please contact Lincolnshire Music Service direct for more information.

 

Agenda 

 9:30am: Registration

 10:00 -10.30am:  Welcome, Introduction and warm up on the Main Stage with Mark De-Lisser and ACM Gospel Choir.
                    
10:45 - 11:45am:  Workshop Session One

  •  Industry Experts - An Audience with Simon and Harry
  •  Beatbox and Rap - Mide Naike and members of ACM Gospel Choir
  •  Connect with your Audience - Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra and members of ACM Gospel Choir
  •  Backing Singing - Members of ACM Gospel Choir
  •  Writing Songs and Making Covers Your Own - Elliott Morris

 
11.50am-12.50pm: Workshop Session Two

  •  Industry Experts - An Audience with Simon and Harry
  •  Beatbox and Rap - Mide Naike
  •  Connect with your Audience - Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra and members of ACM Gospel Choir
  •  Backing Singing - Members of ACM Gospel Choir
  •  Writing Songs and Making Covers Your Own - Elliott Morris

 

12.50-1:50pm:  Lunch Open Mic on Main Stage - A fabulous opportunity to perform on our main stage. We will provide full professional support and back line. So, whether you are a singer guitarist, or a full band bring your instruments and share your music!

 
1:50 - 2:50pm:  Workshop Session Three

  • Industry Experts - An Audience with Simon and Harry
  • Beatbox and Rap - Mide Naike
  • Connect with your Audience - Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra and members of ACM Gospel Choir
  • Backing Singing - Members of ACM Gospel Choir
  • Writing Songs and Making Covers Your Own - Elliott Morris

 
3:00 - 16:00pm: Sharing Session on the Main Stage

 

Workshop Information

BEATBOX AND RAP: Mide Naike, Beatboxer from The Sons of Pitches   (The Naked Choir Winners) - Learn what is takes to be a champion beatboxer with Mide Naike, member of The Sons of Pitches, winners of Gareth Malone's Naked Choir in 2015. Get your mouth around a variety of percussive sounds and learn the basics of how to put a great rap to your songs too. 

BACKING SINGING - Learn what it takes to be a successful backing vocalist. Get to know about blend, harmony, supporting an artist, movement, how not to over sing and how to get onto the circuit.

WRITING SONGS - Learn what it takes to write a great song with help from Elliott Morris. In this session students are encouraged to bring their own original songs and covers to share. Also bring your guitars and learn a little bit about Elliotts unique and dazzling style!

CONNECT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE - A workshop with Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra and members of ACM Gospel Choir including stagecraft, movement and an opportunity to sing with a Big Band on our main stage! If you want to sing with us here are the songs available on the day Skyfall - Adele, Valerie - Amy Winehouse,  Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry,  Sax - Fleur East , Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder, Blues Remain – Juan Zelda, Respect - Aretha Franklin, Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne Prepare a song and get fabulous performance feedback but do remember to let us know what you want to sing before the day. All the links provided are the keys and arrangements we have on the day.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS: An Audience with Simon Bates (Saxophone) and Harry Harris (Piano) - Simon and Harry have played with the celestial stars of pop, rock, jazz and blues. Sidemen for the great and the good. From David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Rick Astley, Charlotte Church, Andrea Bocelli, Kylie Minogue to Julie Andrews! So don’t be shy what will you ask them?  If you are an aspiring saxophonist or pianist, please let us know if you would like to play something in the workshop and get feedback and advice from the best in the business!

 

To book your school's place, please complete the booking form below. Please specify an approximate number of students you wish to bring.