Young Singer Songwriter + Emerging Artists Platform
Every second Monday of the month
Aged 13 – 19 and thinking of becoming a musician?
Hone your songwriting and live performance skills at fun and laid-back sessions lead by songwriter Laura Loft and Soundlaunch expert Kate Graham. These monthly meet-ups come with a host of opportunities to get tips from musicians who have made it, meet people from the festival industry as well as the chance to perform to audiences at Exeter Phoenix.
Perfect for young musicians at any level…
Younger members will be taken under the wing of Laura Loft to learn the secrets of how to write great songs and perform them confidently to an audience.
A more advanced group will be lead by Kate Graham from Soundlaunch, with guest speakers and masterclasses on everything from creating your brand to making a record.
Both groups will have the opportunity to perform at a monthly open mic night at Exeter Phoenix, following the session.
Laura Loft is the founder of Loft’s Music Shed, setting it up in 2013 after developing a pilot scheme of successful songwriting workshops previously. She studied Music at Dartington College of Arts with a focus on songwriting & performance and has taught music for a number of years. She is a trained support worker & music workshop leader with recent work for Plymouth Music Zone & Exeter Phoenix.
Kate grew up in South London and has been passionate about music for as long as she can remember. Whether singing, songwriting, performing or teaching. Kate graduated from university with a BA hons & after performing & touring in various bands she completed a PGCE in 1996 & went on to become head of music in 1999. As well as mentoring & being a voice coach for South West Music School she has been running various music workshops & continues to compose, teach & perform.
Some quotes from participants:
‘Everyone at the club is so awesome and creative-it’s really helped me write my own stuff and all the gigs really boosted my confidence.’
‘This group is great for being creative and meeting like-minded people.’