Bandsoc is a society dedicated to giving musicians the opportunity to perform and collaborate. Whatever your preferred genre we have the widest variety of bands and people as one of the university's largest and most active societies. Whether you're already making music or looking to get started, there will always be someone to jam with. We embrace all genres of music, whether its folk or funk, rock or punk, jazz, blues, metal, latin, whatever. Come and make some music!
Our annual Battle of the Bands spectacular showdown happens throughout term 2, with 30 acts fighting it out to be known as the best band in the University. The event takes place in the Copper Rooms, with finalists being given the opportunity to play the huge stage in Room 1! In the past, the event has attracted some of the biggest crowds seen at society-run events, and allows our members to showcase their talents to the university population at large.
We have access to our own fully equipped practice facilities on campus, located in the Students' Union. Our practice room is available to book in 2 hour slots at a fraction of the cost of those in the local area - a mere £5. We run lessons for some musical instruments, can help you arrange gigs in campus bars and beyond, and can provide assistance and advice regarding recording, promotion, transport and equipment. Just ask the friendly exec!
River Purple 2017-present
Bandsoc President 2018/2019
Henlo. I'm Lisa, I do computer science and eat too much spaghetti.
On a less relevant note, I'm the new vice president of banned soc (and also webmaster, but who cares amirite?) I sing and play guitar/bass, and am learning the drums atm so will hopefully be less shit at them at some unknown point in the forseeable future. I'm also a fairly decent keys player, so will (very begrudgingly) play keys in your band if you give me sweets.
Currently, I'm the bassist in the jazz ensemble Human Resources (loljk we're a punk band), but I play a bunch of other shit and currently have a metal project on the go. My dream is to prove that I'm an adult and be in a new wave band. I smell pretty good. That's about it.
Bassist, Guitarist, Dweeb
Semi Finalist 2017 with Cap'n Falcon
The Smiths, Porn, The Pixies, Cage the Elephant, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Porn, Beatles, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Hendrix, The Stranglers, Stevie Wonder, Porn, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joy Division, New Order, others I can't think of right now.
Currently the new treasurer.
I play instruments.
Lead singer (and player of keys) of GoldReed.
Kickass bio coming soon!
I break guitars when I need them the most...