Our Facilities and Services

We have 16 rehearsal rooms in total with 10 available as empty rooms and can be hired on a weekly or monthly basis with access from 9am to 10pm 7 days per week.

Current residents include: Milk Lizard, Masamune, Afresco Mantis, Nexilva, Ashes Of Iron, 27 Side Effects and Witch Charmer.

Past Residents include: The Futureheads, Perfect Little Circles, Real Davina, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Running from Wolves, Ray Van Hustler, Leatherface, A Thousand Lies and Maps Are Fiction

Our 16 regular soundproofed, acoustically treated rehearsal rooms are available to hire from 9am to 10pm, 7 days per week. Each room comes with a full drum kit (Pearl, Premier) and P.A system with mics, stands and leads. A range of guitar and bass amps (Fender, Marshall, Ashdown) and cymbal sets can also be hired for a little extra. We also run an on-site shop where staff have music accessories such as strings, sticks and leads to ensure bands are fully equipped. Click here for our online booking enquiry form.

We also have recording studios in a variety of sizes to suit any client and any budget. We can offer live recording of your rehearsal session in any of our other rooms and even offer a mobile recording service at your gig, venue, school, college or office. For more info go to recording studios

We have a wide range of services available in our aim to develop music in Sunderland. With our wealth of experience and valuable contacts around the country, we have always been on hand to offer help and advice to any band, artist or local music business. We can assist with anything from structured training and funding advice to consultancy projects or promotional events.

For more info on our services click the sections below:

Music Training -:- P.A Hire  -:- Event Management -:- Artist Development

Testimonials

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."

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"

Jim Mawdsley (CEO at Generator)

"Generator has partnered with The Bunker since 2004 to bring a number of live events and unique training opportunities for emerging artists and businesses involved in the music industry. This valuable relationship enables both of our organisations to continue to develop music in Sunderland and throughout the North East."
2013-08-12T23:39:41+00:00
"Generator has partnered with The Bunker since 2004 to bring a number of live events and unique training opportunities for emerging artists and businesses involved in the music industry. This valuable relationship enables both of our organisations to continue to develop music in Sunderland and throughout the North East."

Ben Wall, Independent

"The Bunker is such an important player in the Sunderland music scene and are always there when we need them. Their experience is invaluable and the quality of their work is second to none."
2013-08-12T23:39:56+00:00
"The Bunker is such an important player in the Sunderland music scene and are always there when we need them. Their experience is invaluable and the quality of their work is second to none."