Events & Open Days
See performances from students on the Royal Northern College of Music Popular Music Performance degree. Admission is £5 and doors open at 7.30pm.
Get a taste of making music using computer software, plus learning about sound engineering and recording, at this free Taster Day at Access to Music London. The session runs from 11am to 2pm.
The Atom Live National Audition Final will decide which four Access to Music artists will go forward to play a UK tour in October travelling on a professional touring sleeper bus.
The event, which takes place at O2 Academy2 at 16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, Birmingham, will be broadcast live by B-Side Project, following the success of the live transmissions of the Regional Auditions which generated 21,000 hits.
The final line up and running order is:
Call Me Unique (Access to Music Birmingham) 12:00
Band of Gypsies (Stoke College) 12:20
Frost-D (Access to Music Norwich) 12:40
Pony & Trap (Access to Music York) 13:00
Rituals (Access to Music London) 13:20
The Indoor Kites (Access to Music Darlington) 13:40
Southpaw UK (Access to Music Brighton) 14:00
The Curves (Yorkshire Coast College) 14:20
The Pretty Shapes (Trafford College) 14:40
James Christy Band (Access to Music Manchester)15:00
Vanderjact (Access to Music Lincoln) 15:20
Jake & Joe (Access to Music Bristol) 15:40
See more performances from students on the Royal Northern College of Music Popular Music Performance degree. Admission is £5 and doors open at 7.30pm.
Open Day at Access to Music London for the Level 4 Artist Development course. This course is designed for experienced musicians seeking to refine their skills for professional work. The event takes place at Access to Music London between 6-8pm.
HIGHER is first and foremost an opportunity for students graduating from undergraduate courses at Access to Music London to showcase their artist /brand in front an invited audience of friends, special guests and industry decision makers.
Over the course of the evening audiences will be presented with over 14 acts representing a huge diversity of styles and approaches: experimental electronica next to mainstream pop, dance music next to intimate singer/songwriters, not to mention choreographed dancers and audio-visual work thrown into the mix.
Artists confirmed so far:
The show is hosted by the the Artist Development course manager Luke Hannam, who is also the bass player in the critically acclaimed punk funk outfit Gramme. There is absolutely no doubt that this year's show features some incredible talent to match that of Ed Sheeran when he performed here back in 2009.
The event takes place from 7pm at The New Empowering Church, 1a Westgate Street, Hackney, London, E8 3RL
Atom Live events will be back at the UK's largest and best outdoor festival - Glastonbury!
Specially selected Access to Music students will gain valuable work experience while student artists will have the chance to perform in the Kidzfield, Green Futures and Greenfields, as well as some performance slots at the main backstage bars. Student Artists selected so far include: Ollie Rudge, Call Me Unique, Connor Knapp and Jon Burns aka Magic Powers. Follow them and Atom Live Events on Facebook and Twitter.
Yet again Access To Music is providing exciting music opportunities on a national and high-profile level.
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Access to Music York is involved in a brand new festival taking place in the city.
The Apollo Festival is a new one-day festival happening on Saturday 29 June at York's Sports Club, Clifton Park, Shipton Road. As well as major tribute acts, such as Oasish and Kazabian, the event will include performances from Access to Music artists and bands including Asio's Eyes.
Access to Music York and the Jam Factory will also be running an acoustic stage at the event, described as 'a York festival for York people'.
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Get a taste of making music using computer software, plus learning about sound engineering and recording, at this free Taster Day at Access to Music London. The session run from 11am to 2pm.
Access to Music and Atom Live present the British Music Student Awards at the O2 Academy in Birmingham. The Awards, which is now in its 10th year, is an annual event celebrating the achievement of music students from across the country.
The first Access to Music Awards took place in London in December 2003 and was hosted by Access to Music patron, Sir George Martin. This year's event looks set to be an entertaining showcase of student success and new musical talent. The event will be broadcast live on the internet.
All Access to Music centres will be open on the evening of Wednesday 10 July for an Open Day.
The event takes place between 5-7pm and visitors will have the opportunity to take a tour of their local music centre, listen to student performances and find out more about our courses. There will be Q&A opportunties with our friendly tutors and the chance to apply online.
To guarantee to your place at this event, please book now using the link below.
Atom Live has partnered with the organisers of Latitude Festival to provide a stage to showcase student acts at the popular summer event.
The stage at the 2013 event will feature a wide range of Access to Music bands, producers and singer/songwriters and will be managed by Access to Music apprentices.
Find out more about Latitude Festival.
View a video of us at Latitude Festival 2012:
Atom Live has secured some performance opportunities for Access to Music students at this well-loved festival based in the East Midlands.
Find out more about Secret Garden Party.
Want to get your hands on some music kit and start making some noise? Well, Access to Music Birmingham are having a FREE Taster Day on Monday 29 July where you can come along and make some music.
There will be opportunities to do music production/sound engineering sessions, or to get involved in a music songwriting and performance session working in band rehearsal rooms.
The event takes place between 10am and 3pm. Please bring some lunch with you. To book your place, please click on the link below.
10th Summer Band Factory
Residential Course for 12-17yrs
Uppingham School, Rutland, UK
Tuesday 6th - Saturday 10th August 2013
Do you sing, play guitar, keyboards, bass or drums?
Are you looking for a fun and unique music holiday experience?
Summer Band Factory’ is a unique rock and pop music summer school experience for young musicians aged 12 – 17. Our students come from all over the UK, Europe and the world to compose, arrange, play and perform music with other keen young musicians and talk music with industry professionals. Now in its tenth year Summer Band Factory continues to be a huge success.
The Summer Band Factory is held at Uppingham School, Rutland, where the students have access to the school’s state of the art facilities, including the music school, theatre and accommodation. It promises a packed week full of music-making as well as enabling students to relax, socialise and make new friends.
From Tuesday to Friday our tutor team of industry professionals lead sessions in composition and arrangement. The students research songs, discuss ideas and compose original material. From Wednesday afternoon rehearsals are scheduled and students begin to focus on the detail of their songs. Everyone will get the chance to record a song in the Rockhopper, a unique mobile studio self-contained within a 1963 Airstream Overlander caravan. Bands will also receive stagecraft sessions in preparation for their gig on Saturday.
The Summer Band Factory gig is held in the largest privately-owned theatre in England and is open to friends and family.
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> visit Rockhopper Studios website
The tutor team includes:
Tim O’Connor is a singer/songwriter and guitarist who has performed all over the world.
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Texan-raised, London-based virtuosic guitarist Rodney Branigan has an extraordinary talent. Sometimes he plays two guitars at once and other times he plays the piano and guitar at the same time creating the sound of an entire ensemble simultaneously.
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Sue is an outstanding singer who has featured on top ten records and numerous adverts.
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A talented session bass player and vocalist, Trevor has played 1000s of gigs and has delivered numerous workshops across the country.
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'All the bands were awesome. Everyone was great. Now we're all excited for next year. We can't wait!'
'It's been a real eye opener and has made me feel really good about myself and positive.'
'My confidence is up. I have focused on what I love for 5 days. Amazin’, Thanks!'
'Everyone was great. Friendly, happy, helpful and mostly out here to have fun.'
'I have had a fantastic time making music with complete strangers.'
'A fantastic week, as always!'
'My fourth year at the Summer Band Factory was just as excellent!'
Please take advantage of our discounted prices which are available until Friday 3rd May 2013.
- £470 (early bird booking) Residential Price (4 nights full board accommodation when booked before 3rd May 2013)
- £499 Residential Price (4 nights full board accommodation when booked after 3rd May 2013)
- £360 (early bird booking) Non Residential Price (when booked before 3rd May 2013)
- £370 Non Residential Price (when booked after 3rd May 2013)
To book or for more information, please contact us:
07946 616 470
BPM is the world’s largest event dedicated to DJing and electronic music production. Visitors include DJs, producers, performers, promoters, venue owners/managers, equipment retailers/installers, record label representatives, students and many others who simply have an interest in DJing or electronic music.
Atom Live works with the organisers to develop educational content while offering Access to Music students free access to the ticketed event.
Find out more about BPM Show.
Atom Live has developed a partnership with the Music Production Show in London to allow students to gain free access.
The music production and technology show is sponsored by Music Tech magazine, The Production Room and KMR Audio and features some of the industry’s best known brands and distributors.
Among those set who exhibited at MPS London in 2012 were Yamaha, Audio-Technica, Sound Technology, HHB, 2Twenty2, Allen&Heath, Shure and Sonic Distribution.
The event is set to take place in London in November 2013.