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November 2017

Music For VI

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SoCo Music Project is delighted to announce a series of fun and exciting after school music-making sessions for young people with visual impairments. This project, funded by People’s Postcode Lottery, will enable students at Toynbee School to engage in unique workshops that encompass a variety of compositional and recording techniques. It follows a successful programme of creative engagement with Toynbee students last academic year, and will enable them to continue developing their musical journey whilst working towards accreditation through the Arts Award.

This project is part of SoCo’s substantial youth provision, working in Special Educational Needs & Disability settings across Southampton and Hampshire to provide innovative, creative intervention for a range of participants.

With sessions currently under way, Jim Chorley, Creative Practitioner at SoCo Music Project, is delighted to have the opportunity to continue working in partnership with Toynbee School and Global Music Visions C.I.C. to support the development of participants’ creative and social outcomes;

It has been a joy to work with the young people in the VI unit at Toynbee. Their musical creativity and enthusiasm is both inspiring and infectious. I’m looking forward to support the development of their considerable song writing and recording talents”.

For more information about this project, contact

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Southampton Sampler Vol. 1 – Pre-order now!

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SoCo supports music at all levels, and we’re very excited to be releasing an exclusive vinyl album showcasing the incredible fresh talent in Southampton right now.

Southampton Sampler VOL.1 is a collaboration project brought to you by SoCo Music Project and Hightown Studios, bringing together musicians and artists to celebrate the diversity of Southampton’s music scene. We encouraged local talent to take part in this opportunity by sending us their best original tracks. In turn, their work was shortlisted from over 100 entries and then judged by our independent panel comprising of renowned members of the music community including Rob da Bank, Emma and Russell from Band of Skulls, Dan Mar-Molinero and Stephanie Nieuwenhuys from BBC introducing. We’re excited to be launching the ten track vinyl at the beginning of December 2017. It’s a fantastic album, mixed and mastered at Hightown Studios, that highlights just how much great music is coming out of the city.

All profits go back into supporting music making in the community!

The album will be hitting the shelves in December, but you can pre order your copy here.

Tracklist :

  1. The Dead Freights – Mama, I won’t Waste Your Time
  2. Kitty O’Neal – Ok
  3. Billy Miles – The Other Side Of The Road
  4. Zen Juddhism – All Of It Feat Pammie Moore
  5. Pedro – The Price Of Living
  6. Hotch ft LST – Against All Odds
  7. Temples Of Youth – AM
  8. Lucas & King – A Romance With The Ordinary
  9. Cat Eliza T – Cement
  10. Tenderlore – Birdwatching

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