The Soundroom Community Music Project
The Soundroom is a community music project based on Cuthbert Street near the Redheugh Bridge in Gateshead.
The project runs weekly drop-in music events, youth nights, afterschool musical theatre class, dementia music and memories cafe, accessible film club, drum therapy, and our long-standing popular music cafe for adults with learning disabilities.
Working with Young People The Soundroom works with aspiring young bands and musicians by providing weekly sessions supporting their development and giving them opportunities to play and learn.
Events The project regularly organises or participates in events. These include fundraising celebratory nights which might involve bands who use the project, young people's groups, aspiring singers and songwriters. The Soundroom has worked extensively with community groups to participate in festivals eg Bensham and Saltwell festival. In the past young people have been successful in gaining funding to play at external venues with young people's alcohol awareness themed rock nights at the Sage and Newcastle College.
Recordings and Rehearsals The project’s rehearsal and recording facilities are accessed extensively by the public including both young men and women from the Jewish community.
Rehearsal Facilities These include drums, bassamp, two guitar amps and PA with two mics all in for £10 per hour The Soundroom Recording Studio The Soundroom Studio cost starts at £16 per hour for our community rate, including the engineer. It is equipped with the following: 2 x Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 mic pre amps / audio interface Mac Pro - 2 x quad core processing Logic Pro 8 Mics: Rode NT1, AKG C1000's, Shure SM 58's, SM57's Monitoring: Genelec 1029A Full use of drums and back line: Mapex Meridian Birch kit, Marshall MBB 4410 bassamp, Line 6 Marshall guitar amps, Instruments available: Yamaha P-70 weighted action piano (can be used as MIDI controller for software instruments), Squier Strat, Encore bass. Big Live room, separate drum booth and vocal booth if required