Ladies and Gentlemen, this week we have some brilliant news - The Practice Room is repaired and ready for action - check out the attached photo to see what it looks like!
The damp is gone, the walls are painted a brilliant white, the skirting boards are new and it is ready to go. As we wanted to get the room ready for use as soon as possible, there is no permanent carpet in the room yet and we have put our own temporary carpet down for the time being. As an apology for the room being out of use for the first six weeks of term, every verified account on the website will receive one free room credit! This offer will also extend to every verified account created over the course of this year, so every member gets the chance to use the practice room once for free! The brand new booking system will be online
on the website in the next couple of days right now, and we will keep you posted on when this happens so you guys can all get practicing! The few ground rules we keep for the room are as follows:
As the kit has been out of use for several months, there are a few issues remaining with the room that we are aware of, which will be promptly be sorted/fixed/replaced in the next few days. They are as follows:
Please let us know if you find anything else wrong! Matt will also be running practice room induction sessions throughout next week for people who are new, or are returning members and are unsure as to how the use the kit. It is not compulsory to attend, however it is recommended you guys attend so as to allow you to get the best out of the equipment and to use it safely. Details on these days will follow.
Open Mic night next week
Next week bandsoc will be holding an open mic night! The emphasis on this night will be on performing mini sets & songs, be that your own or covers! Come along with your bands and get involved with the evening. If you're not yet in a band come play an acoustic guitar and sing a song! It'll be standard open mic fare so stand up etc. is also welcome! Date and venue are not yet confirmed, but will likely be Thursday evening in Bar Fusion. Details to follow!
Tech Training Saturday
For anyone who is interested in learning how to run live sound, Matt Truscott will be running a training workshop this Saturday in Copper Rooms 2 from 2-4pm. Anyone interested in learning how to set up and run a gig should attend, and email Matt at M.Truscott@warwick.ac.uk and let him know you would like to attend.
Pre Crash Gig Saturday
The rocksoc pre-crash event is once again running this Saturday, this time featuring ex BOTB winners and runners up - rockers Hot Magenta and London band Driven. Get down to Copper Rooms 2 for 8pm on Saturday to check out these two great acts!
See you all at the open mic night, and HAPPY PRACTICING!
Hi guys, just a reminder that we'll be in the duck for unplucked around 8pm tonight for a casual reading week social, see you all there!
Hello again all!
Couple of things that didn't make it into the email sent the other day, so here we go!
Don't forget the first ever Bandsoc circle this Friday! 8pm in Copper Rooms 1 in superhero attire! Tickets here, and facebook event here. Make sure you come along, it'll be brilliant!
Next Week's Social
Since next week is reading week, we've decided to do a relaxed social, so we'll be heading to the duck on Tuesday evening for some casual food and drinks and to generally enjoy the unplucked event that runs on Tuesdays. It'll be a nice casual social, so come along for some relaxing mid-term times.
The Practice Room
The room is being painted as we speak leaving only the carpet to be fitted, and we very much hope that the room will be up and running in the very near future. Watch this space for updates on the re-launch, but fingers crossed it'll be extremely soon!
See you all on Friday!
The masterminds that are the Bandsoc exec are here to present you with a society first: The Bandsoc Circle!
Join us in Copper Rooms 1 at 8pm sharp for an evening of much hilarity and entertainment! We will be circling for the majority of the evening, and then following the circle will be attending the LeDice night in the Copper Rooms for some post circle enjoyment. Tickets for the event can be found at the SU website here for the meager price of £5.
The fancy dress theme for the event and for the circle is SUPERHEROS, so bring along your very best Batman capes and Superman pants!
It promises to be yet another fantastic Bandsoc night for meeting new people, especially good if you've not yet had the opportunity to come to an event, or for those who are less fond of our standard jam night socials!
Make sure to click attending on the facebook group which can be found here so we can gauge numbers, and remember that drinking alcohol will certainly not be compulsory at the event, so don't let that put you off.
See you all on Friday!
Much bandsoc love
Hello again all!
Welcome to your weekly update into the world of bandsoc :) Fresher's has passed us by, but not to worry - Plenty is still going on!
Jam Night Tomorrow
Tomorrow will be the first jam night of the year! Its going to be held in The Mighty Duck (The Dirty Duck's sideroom) on campus and will start at 7pm. We're going to have a signup board for the first half of the evening so groups/bands/individuals of similar taste can sign up and make sweet musics in time slots to make sure everyone gets a go. As the evening progresses, it'll become more free form and probably end in an hour long prog epic! The night will officially finish around midnight, but we'll be heading into Leamington for a trip to Kelsey's afterwards and everyone is certainly more than welcome to join :) It'll be a thoroughly excellent evening so bring along your instruments and have a good time! More information at the Facebook here , click attending if you plan on coming along :)
Circle Next Week
Next week we've got a special social planned... The first ever bandsoc circle! We'll be circling on Friday evening in the copper rooms and it'll be a great way to meet some new people and get a band together if you haven't already! Details to follow next week.
The Practice Room
Weekly update on this old chestnut then... Work has begun, skirting boards have been replaced and hopefully some more work will be happening soon - one step closer to it being fit for use again! Remember to check out One Nation Studios in Leamington for the time being, who are still offering at 20% discount for bandsoc bands.
And finally, we hope that all is going well for all your new projects, and look forward very much to hearing them! See you all at the Jam Night tomorrow.
Firstly, we at Bandsoc hope you had a great time at the jam session and at the Pre-Crash gig at the weekend! The jam session in particular was great, and as a consequence we'll be holding another next week, details further down this email.
Oxjam: Bandsoc Live! TOMORROW (Thursday)
Just a reminder about the gig we're holding tomorrow, featuring EOSM, Gunmen of The Apocalypse, Coast is Clear, Subject To Change and Jordan & The Sketcheads. It'll be held in Copper Rooms 2 with doors from 8:00pm and promises to be a great night with an excellent mix of musical genres. It'll particularly be a great opportunity to see a variety of the bands that have been formed through bandsoc over the last couple of years. For more information, check out the facebook event here and tickets are available here . Remember as well, all proceeds go to charity so come join us for a great cause!
Jam Night Next Week
After the success of last week's jam session, we'll be holding a full fat evening version from 8 til late next Thursday (25th Oct). Come along and meet some new people and get involved with the society! Its a fantastic way to meet a band and make some music, as we'll be particularly looking to fit musicians together and jam in a variety of genres with our new jam-signup system.
Cool Stuff To Check Out
If you haven't already, take a look at the new website! All regular updates can be found there and it's the home of our brand new forum, which is the best way to find people to jam with and its super easy to get involved - all you have to do is post up what you're looking for in the classifieds section and wait! There's been lots of new bands forming over the past week or so, but it'd be great to see some more!
Also, don't forget to come along to our weekly meetings! They're every Wednesday at 2pm in The Central Meeting Room in SUHQ (above Costcutters), and is the first place we announce updates and gigs, as well as take practice bookings, which will resume once the room is back up to scratch. Speaking of the room...
The Practise Room
As many of you will know, the room has been out of commission for renovation so far this term, but we're confident things are moving along and (fingers crossed) it should be shiny new and up and running in the next week or two.
One more event for you all to think about - Grow Young will be holding an indie themed Oxjam night on Friday in Zephyr Lounge, and we're going to head down to Leamington to check that it so come join us on Friday evening! See you all at the gig tomorrow!
Was good to see so many of you at the meet and greet on Wednesday, hopefully you all enjoyed yourselves and met plenty of like-minded musicians! If you didn't find anybody then fear not, we still have a bunch of events coming up over the course of the term where you can get to know each other and form some awesome bands. Of course if you don't manage to make it to any socials, you can still post in the classifieds section of the website and find people that way!
As some of you may know, RockSoc are running their regular Pre-Crash event tonight in Copper Rooms 2, featuring Bandsoc's very own Gunmen of the Apocalypse. Well on top of that, Bandsoc shall be crashing Crash with our own little pub social before that, pre-pre-Crash! We'll be in the Dirty Duck from 6pm, but feel free to join us at any point for a few drinks. If you can't find us, keep an eye out for our publicity officer Matt Cooper, he's kinda hard to miss ever since he bleached his hair...
If that doesn't sound like your kind of thing, you may perhaps want to check out REVOLT instead, a punk event taking place tonight from 6pm at Taylor John's House in Coventry.
Looking beyond tonight, next week sees Oxjam taking place with numerous music events happening around campus, all in aid of charity. On Thursday evening we're going to be running an Oxjam gig in Copper Rooms 2 featuring several Bandsoc bands, which you should all come and check out! Tickets can be purchased on the SU website. Oxfam are also looking for anybody interested in either playing a small set or having a jam on the Piazza on Tuesday or Thursday, if that takes your fancy then fire an e-mail to Agathe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally regarding the practice room, unfortunately it remains out of action and unavailable for booking, but we're continuing to work hard on getting it repaired as soon as possible. In the meantime however, One Nation Studios in Leamington have kindly offered all Bandsoc members a 20% discount on practice sessions, so we definitely recommend giving them a try if you're in the Leamington area.
Cheers all, hope to see plenty of you at the social tonight!
Firstly, to the new members, welcome to Warwick university, and the best society it has to offer: Bandsoc! To our older members, welcome back for another year, and we're proud to let you know we've got plenty in store.
Best of Bandsoc CD
To the lucky 200 who got a CD at the societies fair, well done and I hope you enjoyed it! For everyone else, the full CD can be found here on the Bandsoc Soundcloud so have a listen at your leisure. All the bands featured are Bandsoc born and bred from the past year or two, and there are some really brilliant tracks up there.
First Meet & Greet Social
The first meeting of the year will be held this Wednesday (10th Oct) at 2pm in the Central Meeting Room in SUHQ (above Costcutters). There will be a short intro to the society and what we do, and we'll then head over to The Terrace Bar for an afternoon jam session until 6pm, so bring your instruments along, be that guitar, bass, drumsticks, vocal chords or triangle! Don't be afraid to bring some more random instruments as well, Bandsoc caters to pretty much every genre and so everyone is welcome. Don't worry if you don't have your own instruments with you, there will be borrowable kit on the day for you to use! It'll be a brilliant way to start the year and meet some new people so make sure you come along, and don't be afraid to arrive at The Terrace Bar late if you miss the initial meeting, just come along whenever.
Gigs & Events over the next few weeks
The first Bandsoc gig of the year will be Oxjam: Bandsoc Live next Thurday (18th Oct) in the Copper Rooms 2 chill out space, featuring Subject To Change, Jordan & The Sketch Heads, Gunmen of The Apocalypse, Coast is Clear and EOSM. It'll be a great chance to see some of last year's bands perform if you haven't before, and promises to be a fun evening regardless with proceeds going to Oxfam, so come on down to that too.
In the first of the "Bandsoc Goes To..." events that we will be holding this year, we will be going to Pre-Crash this Saturday (13th Oct) to watch Gunmen of The Apocalypse support London based band The Graphic at the first of the Union's Rock nights this year, so come join us there at 8pm!
On Thursday week 4 (25th Oct) we will also be holding a Jam Night in the Mighty Duck similar to the one this week, so don't worry if you can't make the first one! Alternatively, you could come to both though, which would be twice as epic!
The Practice Room
As many of you will already be aware, we operate a practise room in the Westwood Music Centre available for hire at a rate of £5 per two hours. Following the leak in the roof that happened towards the end of last year the room is unfortunately still out of use, but we are working extremely hard to get it up and running for you as soon as possible! We will notify you all as soon as it is available again. In the mean time, we are doing our best to negotiate a discount with One Nation studios in Leamington Spa for you to use, and you can contact them on 07748788036 or 07752467965 for bookings.
Well done for making it to the end of this post, we look forward to meeting you all very soon, so see you on Wednesday!
Much Bandsoc love
Welcome to the new year, and the brand new Bandsoc website!
Our goal with this new site was to better integrate the community aspects with the rest of the site, and make information about society happenings more accessible. We're still actively developing, so expect more changes as term goes on.
Whilst we have opted to start running the new version now, some features are still incomplete, and we do expect some bugs to crop up, so if you encounter anything broken, please do raise the issue with me via the Webmaster form in the contact section!
Hope you all like it, and hope to see you all at the meeting/jam afternoon on Wednesday!
Tim & Craig