Ideal entry for singers new to our workshops.
Classic Soul songs in full vocal arrangements with live band.
Let's bring the backgrounds to the foreground (where they belong) and put them on an equal footing with the lead vocals.
Visit the "Thursday" page of our new spreadsheet to see vacancies, current members, current repertoire, and to make and see suggestions for new repertoire:
This is for you if you are:
• a backing vocalist
• a lead vocalist
• a backing vocalist who wants to develop their lead vocal skills
• a lead vocalist who wants to develop their backing vocal skills
• a singer who wants to develop their percussion skills
• a musician who wants to accompany singers and support them
• a musician who wants to develop their own vocal skills
• a guitarist, keyboard player, bass player, drummer, horn player, string player, percussionist
Use your existing skills and develop new ones.
The Soul repertoire offers an incredibly rich variety of vocal combinations. We will be able to choose songs to suit whatever combination of leads and backing vocals we get.
Have fun singing essential, but often neglected elements of the arrangements. Vocal backgrounds play an important role in Soul - using call-and-response; creating variety of texture; defining sections of the song; differentiating repeats of the same section; building excitement.
The workshop will be led by Andy Dummett.
Andy has been privileged to play with many of the great singers, songwriters and musicians from Stax, Atlantic, Motown and more
These workshops can support what you do in your own bands and in band workshops run by the Institute of Rhythm & Blues (http://www.meetup.com/London-Institute-of-Rhythm-Blues-Meetup/)
The 12-week course starts on 19th April (with a half-term break on 31st May).
12-week term: £120
Half-term (Weeks 1-6 or 7-12): £75
Per session (drop-in): £15
Initial Taster session (12th September): £10
Your fees include the group's costs for rehearsal studio rental and hire of mic's, PA, bass amp, guitar amps and drum kit.
We will work towards a public performance.
See our Calendar (http://www.meetup.com/London-Institute-of-Rhythm-Blues-Meetup/events/) for all Events
To see details of individual Events (past and future), you can click through from the Calendar