Sounds of Southampton Vol.2

Creating a platform for new and emerging artists


Inclusive Music Making

SoCo offers music making opportunities for everyone...


SoCo joins MAST

Bringing music to this exciting new cultural hub.


Help make a Difference

Find out about our volunteering opportunities...



Tackling knife crime through music..


Making Music Happen!

Spaces and events that bring music alive!


Supporting Artists...

Take a look at how SoCo could help you in your career.


Supporting SoCo

Want to help us make a difference? Find out how to be a supporter...


SoCo develops projects that engage and elevate.

We are passionate about supporting music at all levels! To make it easier to explore what we do we’ve split our work into two areas: Engage and Elevate. Engage covers our supported music making for children, young people and vulnerable adults. Elevate is about supporting music careers, though recording, promoting, training and development, pick one of these areas below to find out more.


I've seen a massive increase in confidence in my child to give new things a go, and they can get up in front of others and show off!

ParentMusic Club Participant

I first played drums at SoCo when they were in the Bargate, 5 years later I've just finished a European tour with my band. SoCo started it all!

ConnorRegular visitor to SoCo Hub

It makes them happy. It helps if they have frustrations because they can write songs or bang drums... Its real escapism which is so important.

ParentCreative Academy

SoCo provided our clients with learning disabilities the opportunity to explore and learn in an inspiring space. Its been hugely beneficial.

AnnaAmity Supported Living

Working with SoCo puts me in my own zone, I can forget about everything else that's going on. It keeps me safe and out of trouble.

ParticipantSubstance Misuse Recovery Group

We've noticed service users blossoming in confidence, enjoying themselves so much one or two have offered to volunteer with us!

RuthSolent Mind Wellbeing Coodinator