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!
Hey, I'm Neil and I'll be your President for the coming year!
I currently play drums in Alt Rock band River Purple, but I'm always looking to join more bands, so drop me a message whatever genre you're interested in!
My favourite artists include: Wolf Alice, Black Foxxes, Foo Fighters, RHCP, Foals, Rage Against the Machine, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Mike Love, Prose, Royal Blood, Marmozets, Slaves, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, The Wombats and The Maccabees.
I make spreadsheets and occasionally tell people and robots what to do. Still chasing the high of a Scholastic book fair.
I'm the bassist and part time voice person for the well known jazz ensemble, Human Resources. It's not uncommon for jazz acts to play a semitone out of tune and sing about wetting the bed. You're all just gatekeepers.
I'm also the bassist for the something-core band Necroptosis and guitarist for the doom band pain re:leaf.
Instruments: Bass, guitar, mandolin, keys (will only play keys if you give me Capri Suns), and drums I suppose, if you want your set to sound like a giraffe falling down a flight of stairs.
I'll be in a band with you so long as it isn't a Limp Bizkit cover band.
Bassist, Guitarist, Vocalist(?) Dweeb
Finalist 2018 with Culture Blood
Semi Finalist 2017 with Cap'n Falcon (RIP)
As does Necroptosis
The Smiths, Porn, The Pixies, Smashing Pumpkins, Porn, Sabbath, The Stranglers, Porn, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joy Division, New Order, I Hate Myself (that's a band but also a statement), Cap'n Jazz, American Football, Rage Against the Machine, FUGAZI
I play instruments.
Lead singer (and player of keys) of GoldReed.
Social Sec 2018-2019
I only really listen to Mr Brightside on repeat, occasionally accompanied with a little Teenage Dirtbag if I'm feelin really edgy.
Favourite Jazz Band: Human Resources
Kickass bio coming soon!
I break everything..... I'm trustworthy I swear. I'm doing my Level Best to make up for the fact that I'm 7ft tall and would probably crush you and your mum if I so much as shat in your general direction.
Hi I'm going to be your tech officer and nightmare sound guy at your bandsoc gig for the next year. I am currently playing guitar in the metal band Incarnal.
If you are looking to hire gear from the society, please contact me by email at email@example.com with the subject title "Bandsoc Gear Hire, (Name)". Gear hires are dependant on the type of event the gear will be used for and we ask that we are given at least a weeks notice for all hire outs.
I am happy to do minor setup and electronics changes (such as pickup changes) on your guitars and basses, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title "Bandsoc Tech Setup, (Name)" if this interests you. Prices may vary but I'll try to be better value than local stores.