MUSIC
LIVE SHOWS
 
WHISTLE DROP TOUR:

Our brand new show is titled, Whistle Drop Tour: Hip Hop Edition, and features Beatbox, Drum Kit and African Percussion. Join your musical tour guides on a journey through the iconic landmarks of Hip Hop Culture and Music. This adventure is sure to get your head bopping.

Find out more about Whistle Drop Tour by downloading the tour pack here: 

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DON'T LET COVID STOP THE FUN!

We've created a digital version of Whistle Drop Tour: Hip Hop Edition, recorded completely in lockdown. So you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home! 

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MR SWING AND THE BEAT RANGERS:

Our last show titled, Mr Swing And The Beat Rangers, toured as part of Spark Festival 2020

and fused music and dance in a truly electrifying show. View the trailer below:  

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WORKSHOPS

We offer bespoke music workshops for a range of different age groups, specialising in urban and contemporary music. All workshops are accessible and can be tailored to your specific needs, including session duration, subject matter and specific participant needs. Music equipment is always provided by us and can be set up in any venue.

 
LYRICS LAB:

Learn the art of lyric writing. Whether you're crafting raw rap verses or ear catching choruses, you'll learn the skills needed to take your wordsmith abilities to the next level.

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BUILD A SONG IN A DAY:

Ever wondered how to complete a full song, start to finish? In this full day workshop we'll go through the whole process, from writing lyrics to recording them on a backing track. You'll take the role of music director, lyricist, producer, vocalist, session musician and more. The key to building a track in a day is team work.

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BEATBOX BASICKS:

Discover the power of the human mouth, the instrument that everyone is born with. Learn how to master the basics of beatbox to create bassy beats and vocal rhythms. Take it a step further with loop station technology and become your own drummer, bassist and FX unit, solely using your mouth and mic.

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POWERFUL POETRY:

Become the Picasso of words. In this workshop you will harness the magic of literacy to paint pictures through words, rhyme schemes and poetic devices. Fancy a bit of competition? We can host a poetry slam at your school or venue to showcase all of your powerful poetry and add a hint of healthy competition.

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SOUND ME A STORY:

Re-imagine your favourite story books through sound and technology. Use your trusty imagination and the genius of the Sound-Story-Simulator to recreate stories. The simulator is made up of a complex connection of FX pads, loop stations, keyboards, digital instruments and iPad apps, to create a sensory machine which blends sonics together to form intricate soundscapes. Get ready to leave earth and journey with sound.

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PROJECTS
LYRICAL LOCKDOWN:

Ascend to a higher lyrical level by mastering the skills of your inner lyricist.

In this project we go deep into the full lyric writing process with a focus on rap lyrics. Learn through a range of online video tutorials, one to one video sessions and group writing workshops. The project is broken down into 6 sessions, covering everything from beginning lyric writing to complex rhyme structures to performing like a pro. 

In partnership with The Core at Corby Cube.

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PARTNER PROJECTS
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A week long music residency at your venue, led by a team of highly skilled music practitioners specialising in a range of musical disciplines, from music technology to Rock guitar.

Find out more:

www.pedestrian.info/music/

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THE GRIME SESSIONS

A month long project delivering an all round approach to writing Grime and Trap lyrics, led by established Grime artists, Mr Shay, Kurly Hypa, Eyez and Jafro.

Find out more:

www.2funkyarts.co.uk/site/projects_62.asp?catID=516

 
TEAM BUILDING
BRING THE BEAT:

Team building with a difference!  

 

Bring The Beat is an energy filled music session which is sure to boost team spirit and healthy competition within the workplace. Percussion is at the heart of the session, using hand drums, electrical drum kits and beat-box to build head-bopping beats.

 

Through out the session you will explore live drumming and recorded vocal samples, using looping and FX technology to create your own beats. The whole time you will be in the safe hands of experienced music practitioners who will teach you the basics of creating beats along with some catchy drum patterns. You will experience playing together as an empowered and unified group, as well as splitting into smaller bands for the grand finale.

 

The session ends in a heated head to head competition. Who can create the best beat? Work as a band to create a live performance using your drumming knowledge and why not add lyrics to the mix? The best team wins the golden prize.

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Photography by Dean Leivers, Nimi Patel, Pamela Raith.

 Email: akshayunderground@gmail.com