TRY-OUT - Free 1 hour. Work out what you want to do and with whom your age and technical ability will work. We can hook you up with other like-minded muso's.
STAGE 1 - Group Dynamics. Meet your band members, learn to play/sing the bands songs, start preparing for your first live event, by rehearing in our studio for an hour per week. You need to practice at home in-between sessions.
STAGE 2 - ON stage! (Already!) Our bands gig several times a term in music venues or at festivals along side other established bands
STAGE 3 - Group Development. Keep on growing your band, improving your playing skills, writing and recording songs.
So why did Linzi and White start Queens Road Studio?
White - “One of our reasons for starting QRS was because I remember, when I was a child, wanting desperately to be in a band. My one ambition was to be a rock star, but I struggled to find other like-minded young people. I had to wait until I was 14. When I formed Burys first original Alternative Rock band, Dead Vogue, in the 80’s to start with, we had to borrow our instruments.” After ten years of UK gigging the band split. Then White founded the very successful 1970s Glam Rock band the ‘Glambusters’ was born, touring internationally for 15 years. White then helped form the band Metropolis, writing original songs and performing continuously for four years around the UK. Now White gigs worldwide with 1980’s punk band, Chron Gen and locally with The State who’s founder has combined industrial rock with post-punk.
Linzi has been teaching in colleges and Universities for over 20 years and is currently teaching film-making, animation, Journalism and Broadcast to 16 - 19 year olds says. Regarding Queens Road Studio Linzi says “I love the fact we can give these young people the opportunity to meet other like-minded young people and a lovely studio space to rehearse, write and practice in. We provide guidance on song writing, playing techniques and stage presence.” She has become very aware that school life is not always a good place for young people, where success is often gauged by academic capabilities and sport only.
“I have always worked in the arts and have also trained in Creative Therapy. I am passionate about the arts engaging young people and creativity enhancing life skills that other subjects just do not provide. QRS is an environment for the members of our bands to reinvent themselves away from school. They have to take responsibility for their role in the band, listening and accommodating each other and practicing regularly. It is so exciting to see them work together and knowing when they go home, they are playing guitars or drums rather than playing on electronic devices. Seeing nervous young people confidently performing the songs they have written, at Festivals, fayres and reputable music venues is extremely rewarding. After gigs we receive amazing comments from other bands, tech, crew and the audiences saying how professional the Queens Road Studio bands are and requests to join our Facebook page increase two-fold.”
“The feedback from all the parents has been phenomenal and overwhelming. We have been told that we have changed lives, attitudes, confidence levels and even bought families together. When we do gigs and festivals we are one big QRS family – it is really special!
After playing at The Portland Arms in Cambridge, Richard Rosey from Relevant Records said “Thanks for bringing your brilliant bands over, very much appreciated. They are all so accomplished and professional and talented, even more so than last time. A real credit to you and themselves."
Rehearsal sessions are facilitated by advanced DBS checked QRS tutors with 30 years experience in the music industry & teaching/mentoring young people. Tutor grade outstanding by OFSTED 100%. Trained in creative & art therapy, music can be used to support young people to deal with any issues.