There are various things happening at Soundworks at the moment - I would say that the empahasis is on collaboration, with musicians supporting singers as a backing band, plus some gig opportunities. I've been working with a singer called Phoebe, accompanying her on piano and doing some songwriting. I'm also doing some recording over the next few weeks to see how the large room sounds for recording acoustic instruments and vocalists. I've suggested that this is done on a skill-share basis - for example, I'll do some recording for Victoria and she will give me some singing lessons in return. Does this concept appeal to you?
Soundworks is 'Bristol's newest centre for creativity and wellbeing' and is run by Hannah Klewin and Nick Spollin. To expand on this, it's a beautifully renovated methodist hall in Southville, which is home to several community choirs and is used for rehearsals, performances and recording. The ethos is very much a holistic, community based approach, with an emphasis on collaborative projects and skill sharing. In a wider context, I would say that Soundworks is a key part of the process of change that Bristol's music scene is in need of! - Hope this is helpful - please contact Nick or Hannah through this site for more info.
Welcome to the Soundworks! Nick sent me a link to your music and I loved it, the playing on both projects is just beautiful. I love my jazz too :-) Looking forward to meeting you at some point and hoping we may all make some great music together in the future.
Hi Andy - I agree completely with your thoughts about recording - thanks for leaving a message and contributing to the discussion. For directions to Soundworks (Southville), click on the 'getting here' tab at the top of the page. I'm not sure about uploading songs to the jukebox - probably best to contact Nick Spollin via this website about this :-)