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Digital Days Roundup #1

Posted by More Music on 23 July 2020

Catch up on all the More Music teams, participants and commissioned artists’ cracking creations – made over this lockdown period.

Published 23 July 2020

Unique Kidz & Co ft. Sarah Fisher present their cover of We Will Rock You!

The group had been working on the cover in their sessions before lockdown and continued to meet on Zoom to practice and record their cover.

Published 23 July 2020

Young people from our Stages project have been coming to sessions online and have re-written the words to Green Day‘s Wake Me Up When September Ends. Here is the result…premiered as part of Stages Live in Lockdown II.

Published 12 July 2020

Here’s a special video from LYVE, performing their rendition of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge’.

With performers past and present, their cover features members from when the group first started over five years ago to current members of Lancashire Youth Vocal Ensemble. With vocalists from all across the UK, lockdown was the ideal opportunity to reconnect the group!

Published 11 July 2020

Rachael Dadd & Ichi present ((( On Pa ))), an all ages family show for children aged 0 -10 years old, as part of Viva La Youth 2020.

Published 10 July

Check out Stages Live in Lockdown II – an online gig for Viva La Youth showcasing bands and artists from across the North West. Featuring an exclusive headline set by Zoe from LIINES.

With: Charlie J | Rich Kid Problems | Buried in a Battlefield | Gavin Neil |Hannah McMillan | LYVE | Bay Youth Voices | Baybeat Streetband

Published 7 July 2020

Check out Baybeat Streetband’s rendition of Bring Me Sunshine!

Baybeat have been making loads of backing tracks for people in the band to practice along with at home and thought it might be fun to see where producer Leroy could take things.

Some footage was captured at Zoom rehearsals, some shows people’s lockdown hobbies and some of it was shot LIVE but SAFE in the mighty Morecambe breeze. Remix by Leroy Lupton.

Published 7 July 2020

As part of Viva La Youth 2020, participants of Bay Youth Voices and guests present their rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

Published 16 June 2020

Earlier this year Music Leader Leroy delivered workshops in schools across Lancashire as part of More Music’s project ‘Travellers Tales’. Here is St Andrews Primary School’s creation.

Published 12 June 2020

Music Leaders Bill & Sian present their rendition of ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’ for participants of the over 60s group Seagull Cafe, so they can singalong at home whilst sessions are postponed due to COVID-19.

Published 10 June 2020

During the lockdown, More Music has been using Zoom to conduct sessions with our existing groups so we can stay connected with each other and make music together.

Unique Beatz is a music project we have been delivering over the last year with young people from Unique Kidz & Co in Morecambe, who provide after-school and holiday club provision for young people with physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

Since we had to stop the project in person, music leaders Rachel Parsons and Ash Murphy have been delivering these sessions online . This short video shows the group together on Zoom singing their welcome song, enjoying their session together. Music finds a way!

Published 7 June 2020

More Music usually holds That Spring Thing in April celebrating the changing of the season with a festival of environmentally focused workshops and performances. As this wasn’t possible this year, with support from Creative West End, we decided to reach out to performers and creators with a connection to the West End of Morecambe and challenge them to make new work on the theme ‘The Power of Small Things’.

This film brings all of these new creations and performances together – one part live music festival, one part music video, one part story telling – all introduced by That Spring Thing regular Gacko. Some performers made their films at home, adding sound engineer and camera-person to their job list. Four artists joined us for some socially distant filming in the West End Gardens of Splendour, just behind More Music’s building, where That Spring Thing usually takes place. It was a heart-warming day with performers sharing their new works with a very lucky filming team.

Published 6 June 2020

During our summer season, online sessions were held for our young people’s programme including Stages, Young Leaders, Bay Youth Voices and LYVE.

Stages Live in Lockdown is their end of term gig, for the first time online, as part of Youth Music’s Give a Gig week. This gig features pre-recorded performances showcasing upcoming talented musicians from the North West scene.

Published 15 May

Music Leaders Bill & Sian present ‘Music Here Today’ for participants of the over 60s group Seagull Cafe, so they can sing along at home whilst sessions are postponed due to COVID-19.

Published 11 May 2020

Music leader Anni’s presents a new song for participants of Early Years group ‘Clapping Song’ to enjoy at home.

Published 4 May 2020

Pat is a regular participant at the weekly Seagull Cafe session at More Music which sadly have been stopped for the moment.

Pete Moser went to visit her in her yard (she is the grandmother of his son) and sang songs with her whilst observing social distancing. She broke out into a wonderful a chair dance and he couldn’t resist filming her. What a moment of joy!

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