57 North Presents Christmas Special!

57N's John joins Alan on Monday 17 December for a look back at the year...

57 North Presents: Emily Watt

Young singer-songwriter & former shmu project participant in the studio on Mon 10/12

57 North Presents: bliss

Aberdeen indie quartet are studio guests on Monday 3 December

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 Christmas Special!

It’s the 57 North Presents Christmas Special on Monday the 17th of December from 8pm–10pm!

For our final show of the year, host Alan will be joined by 57 North’s John Anderson to look back on the year in local music, with a particular focus on artists who’ve appeared on the show.

Date added: 12/12/2018

57 North Presents: Emily Watt

Emily Watt is a young singer-songwriter from Aberdeen. Since starting out by playing a mix of covers and original songs at open mic nights and acoustic evenings, she's recently been asked to play with established local artists such as Craig John Davidson and bliss.

Date added: 07/12/2018

57 North Presents: bliss

Aberdeen-based indie-rock quartet bliss (the lower case ‘b’ is intentional) formed earlier in 2018.

Influenced by 80s pop, as well as modern indie and alternative rock, they released their self-titled debut EP on the 10th of November.

Date added: 28/11/2018

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.