57 North Presents: Liam Tedcastle

Aberdeenshire singer-songwriter is 57NP studio guest on Monday 19th August

57 North Presents: Forest Fires

Local alt-rockers are studio guests on Monday 12th August

57 North Presents: Canary Gold

Aberdeen indie-rock duo are studio guests on Monday 5th August

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.

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57 North Presents: Liam Tedcastle

Liam Tedcastle is a singer-songwriter from Aberdeenshire. 

Currently working with Ally Campbell, he recently launched an EP and is working on new material for a forthcoming release.

Date added: 14/08/2019

57 North Presents: Forest Fires

Local alt-rock four-piece Forest Fires originally formed way back in 2011.

They released their debut album ‘Naked Ape’ in mid-July this year, followed by a headline show at Aberdeen’s Tunnels.

Date added: 07/08/2019

57 North Presents: Canary Gold

Indie-rock duo Canary Gold join Alan in the studio on Monday 5th August.

Formed in Aberdeen in 2016 by brothers JP and Spencer O'Grady, they further developed their sound during a spell in Houston, Texas. They’re now back in Scotland and released their latest single ‘Hummingbird’ on 26th July.

Date added: 31/07/2019

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.