57 North Presents: Vintage Society Music

Gig Promoter, YouTube Channel Manager & Zine Publisher joins Alan in the 57NP studio on Monday 9th December

57 North Presents: Casper Heyzeus

‘Weirdo synth-pop alt-rockers’ Casper Heyzeus are Alan's 57NP studio guests on Monday 18th November

57 North Presents: Sam Hibbard

Aberdeen-based singer-songwriter joins Alan in the 57NP studio on Monday 11th November

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: Vintage Society Music

Alex Matthew is manager of Vintage Society Music, who run an interview-based YouTube channel which showcases bands playing and touring in Scotland.

Date added: 04/12/2019

57 North Presents: Casper Heyzeus

Self-proclaimed ‘weirdo synth-pop alt-rockers’ Casper Heyzeus began as a solo project in Aberdeen in 2015. They’ve since expanded to a five-piece and have released a number of albums and EPs both online and on affiliated local cassette label Ice Cream for Crow Records.

Date added: 13/11/2019

57 North Presents: Sam Hibbard

Sam Hibbard is a 21 year-old singer-songwriter based in Aberdeen. He’s been performing since the age of 16 and has played over 250 gigs to date across the UK and further afield in the likes of Eastern Europe and the Greek Islands. 

Date added: 06/11/2019

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.