57 North Presents: Worlds Apart

60s-influenced power pop band from the NE in the studio on Mon 18th Feb

57 North Presents: PAGES

Aberdeen alt-pop band play live in the studio on Monday 11th February

57 North Presents: Dirty Shoes

Aberdeen indie band join Alan in the studio on Monday 4th February

What is shmuSOUND?

shmuSOUND is our dedicated music and sound strand. We support people (predominantly those in Regeneration Areas) to explore and experience the world of music and sound. Underpinning all of our work is the recognition of the importance of both process and output. We understand that musical experiences can be useful to different people in different ways and therefore aim to offer a broad range of music-making opportunities to all interested parties. 

 
Our work can be broadly separated into two parts; though often the two do overlap. Part of our work focuses mainly on output (CDs, high-quality performances, polished artists etc), where we support the local contemporary music scene and focus on supporting artists and bands to record, promote and broadcast new music.
 
The rest of our work focuses more heavily on the process of music-making with less emphasis on the output. This includes, the delivery of sessions to young people through Shmu's employability strand where we use music and sound to help develop confidence, self-efficacy and other lifeskills; the delivery of music and sound workshops to people in recovery to help them in their journey; the design and delivery of a program of music sessions to offenders both inside and outside the prison aim the aim of positively impacting on the lives of prisoners and thus contributing to overall crime desistance.
 
In order to carry out our projects effectively we work with a range of skilled and experienced tutors who share our understanding of the myriad positive roles music can play in enhancing well-being and creating a richer cultural landscape for all.

Latest News

57 North Presents: Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart are a four-piece, Sixties-influenced power pop band hailing from the North East of Scotland.

Featuring former members of bands such as Stanley and Sanctuary, they’ve just released their second album ‘Songs for Sons and Daughters’.

Date added: 13/02/2019

57 North Presents: PAGES

PAGES are a three-piece alternative pop band from Aberdeen featuring Matt Fraser (vocals/rhythm), Jack Lovie (lead) & Alistair McKinlay (bass).

Date added: 07/02/2019

57 North Presents: Dirty Shoes

Dirty Shoes were formed in Aberdeen in 2012, and their melodic indie sound can be heard on their recently-released third EP ‘Room One’ on Fat Hippy Records, which follows on from the well-received ‘The World’s Asleep’ EP (2013) and ‘81’ EP (2016).

Date added: 30/01/2019

Supporting Local Music

One of the main activities of this strand of SHMU work is to support local music.  Here’s what we’ve been doing recently to provide a platform for emerging local talent.

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Commercial arm/shmuTRADE

Do you want to record in our state-of-the-art studio? Are you a community choir, school band, poet, playwright or musician? We can offer very competitive rates for recording promotional CDs that your organisation can then sell for fundraising or use to promote your work. We can link everything to shmuFM so you can also find out how you can secure radio play or appearances on shows running on our community radio station. To find out more about rates and services click here.