Youth Music Projects

The Bunker has a long running youth music programme which opens its doors to young people and allows discounted use of their professional rehearsal facilities and equipment. It is hoped that long term funding can be secured to sustain the weekly youth music workshops, which have previously set local acts The Futureheads and Field Music on the path toward establishing success in the music industry.

sunday-club-stickerKenny Sanger, Director, said: “Our workshops are unique because while previous workshops have always helped young people to make their first steps towards a musical career, this is the first time that the professional facilities at The Bunker have all been made available at such a discount. Participants also get to work with other more advanced young musicians, and get their hands on some amazing instruments and equipment.”

 

The workshops provide tuition on song writing, performance, music production and other aspects of the music industry. At the end of the course the participants will get the chance to record their songs and perform in a live showcase event.

Kenny added: “With these workshops we are aiming to provide music guidance and advice to all young people in Sunderland, which will hopefully help the upcoming generation of local talent to go on and fulfill their potential. As well improving their musical abilities, gaining valuable knowledge from experienced music industry professionals and improving their prospects of a career in the music industry, the club also offers the opportunity to meet new friends, improve social skills and build confidence. Without the funding from the Arts Council and Coalfield Regeneration Trust, it wouldn’t have been possible to get started, but we are now looking to secure more long term funding to run them 2 or 3 days per week”

For more info, email info@bunkeruk.com or call us now on 0191 5671777.

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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."
2013-08-12T23:38:07+00:00
"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"