Nerve Centre Offers Free Recording Sessions at Music City!

Nerve Centre Offers Free Recording Sessions at Music City!

As the city prepares to be transformed into one giant stage for Music City! on June 21, the Nerve Centre, adds the final touches to its exciting plans for the 24 hour music event. 

Throughout Friday, June 21, the Nerve Centre’s Resonate project will install pop-up studios at various locations around Derry~Londonderry to record the music and voices of the city on this momentous day. If you have a favourite song you have always wanted to record or you play an instrument but have never heard what you sound like, then this is your big chance to get recorded.  

The studios will be available to book, in one hour sessions and at no cost, to anyone who wants to use them, from the ‘shower singer’ to the established artist. A small selection of backing tracks will be provided for those who have always wanted to just have a go! 

The studios will be located at the Nerve Centre (Audiobooth), Rath Mor Centre Creggan, Leafair Community Centre Cultural-hub and Clooney Hall Waterside and will be open from 10am till 6pm. 

Sessions can be booked at any of these venues by sending an email stating your name, mobile number, the preferred location, time and a brief summary of what you intend to record to Allocations will be made on a first-come first-served basis.

In addition to the pop-up recording studios, the Resonate team will record, an one-off performance of Neil Cowley, UK City of Culture 2013 Musician in Residence, his trio and a specially assembled choir in St Augustine’s Church.

The award-winning trio and The Mount Molehill Voices choir will perform a set of music taken from last year’s highly acclaimed The Face of Mount Molehill, which Uncut Magazine credited as, ‘the greatest stadium-filling anthems that Coldplay never wrote’.  The Mount Molehill Voices comprise of the city’s most highly regarded singers including Glenn Rosborough, Jeanette Hutton, Ruairi O’Doherty, John Keaveney and Jilly St John to name a few.

Special guests are The One Voice Youth Choir, whose remarkable renditions of classic tracks struck a chord with Neil on his first collaborative outing at the Nerve Centre during the City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival. Neil was so impressed by the choir that he felt compelled to invite them to share the stage at one of the cities most unique venues on the occasion of Music City! 

The performances will take place at 1.30pm in St Augustine’s Church. The event is free and booking is not required, however it is a first-come, first-served basis.

Café Nervosa will also be a hive of musical activity between 12.30 and 3.30pm. Expect performances from August, a fantastic new five-piece alternative acoustic act at 12.30 pm, followed by Ruairi and The Owls at 1.30pm and closing the session will be John Deery & The Heads at 2.30pm, whose recent single, 'The Raven' has been described as one of the finest songs to be written by any Irish singer songwriter this year.

Between 3 and 5 pm come along and meet our SYNC – Music Promise in the Community mentors. A full range of music technology and instruments will be set up for anyone wanting to explore their musical curiosity and find out exactly what is happening as part of the Music Promise for 2013. 

Later in the evening from 4-8pm, the current batch of SYNC musicians will showcase their musical talents on The Music Promise stage in Waterloo Place.


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