35 Years…

35 years ago, The Bunker (under a different guise, at inception) came into being – offering many young people the chance to express their creativity, providing an environment for like-minded individuals to come together and play music. Originally conceived in Hendon, The Bunker now resides within the heart of the city on Stockton Road.

This year The Bunker will be providing a wide range of entertainment to signify such a milestone, aimed at showcasing the ways in which the rehearsal space has helped, is helping, and will continue to help the local community. Each month will be host to a different kind of activity so that everyone can get involved in The Bunker’s history.

Starting with Rock School in February, this will be a chance for young people to get ‘hands on’ with instruments – learn a new craft and experience the thrill of writing songs together. Rock School will be running from the 16th through to the 20th of February, 10am to 3pm every day, and will cost £80 (for more information, see contact information at the bottom of the post).

Following on quite fittingly, March will be a month of production – this mainly consists of working around computer software to edit and add effects to recorded tracks, much like what many recording studios do when mastering a record/album.

The Bunker will then be hosting a month of busking in May, which will allow many upcoming musicians the chance to get their music out there and experience what it’s like playing to potential crowds. There will be more information regarding this nearer to the time, as with many of the other activities coming up on ‘The Bunker Calendar’. It can be promised, however, that the activities will be big.

If you wish to contact The Bunker about how to apply for these activities or for more information, then:

Email: info@bunkeruk.com
Tel: 0191 567 1777
Web: www.bunkeruk.com

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Testimonials

The Percy Hedley Foundation (On a Drumming Workshop)

Staff Quote: "It was a very lively session which all the students engaged. It was good for the students to express themselves."

Students Quote: "I liked the drumming, I liked the beats. The teachers were nice, I learnt new skills to do with drumming."

 
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Staff Quote: "It was a very lively session which all the students engaged. It was good for the students to express themselves." Students Quote: "I liked the drumming, I liked the beats. The teachers were nice, I learnt new skills to do with drumming."  

Barry Hyde, The Futureheads

"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."
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"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."

Manifesto magazine

“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”
2013-08-12T23:38:31+00:00
“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”

Peter Brewis, Field Music

"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!
2013-08-12T23:38:48+00:00
"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!

Sandhill View School

"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"
2013-08-12T23:39:06+00:00
"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"