57 North Presents: Forest Fires

Aberdeen indie rock band in the 57NP studio on Monday 18th June

57 North Presents: Craig John Davidson

Singer-songwriter plays live in the 57NP studio on Monday 4th June

57 North Presents: Towards Light

Psychedelic indie-rock band play live in the 57NP studio on Mon 28th May

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: Forest Fires

Forest Fires are an Aberdeen-based indie-rock band who played their first show in 2011.

Date added: 15/06/2018

57 North Presents: Craig John Davidson

Craig John Davidson is an Aberdeen-based singer-songwriter who’s toured both at home and abroad.

Date added: 31/05/2018

57 North Presents: Towards Light

Towards Light are an Aberdeen-based psychedelic indie-rock band, with a hint of grunge and blues.

Formed in January 2017, they’re influenced by 1960s psychedelia, as well as 80s and 90s indie and alternative bands such as R.E.M and Nirvana.

Date added: 23/05/2018

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.