In 2021-22, we started a live music program in which we held:
- Regular Jam Nights (‘Jam Factory’) at The Dairy, London Road Campus
- Regular Gigs at Bar 77, The Outlook in town
- Other live music events for all to enjoy.
Our larger performances were often held in RUSU, Whiteknights (WK) Campus and we have begun to establish connections with other performance venues to give our members even more of a chance to perform. We will be coming to Ice House in 2022-23!
In our live music programme, we are collaborating with music-based student societies – Reading University Music Society (RUMS), Band Society, Rock Society, Singer-Songwriter Society and K-Pop– who are keen to get their musicians/bands opportunities to play to audiences. As such, the student committee members of the societies have been working closely alongside UoR Music staff (Victoria Ely and Lucy Kelly) to deliver the events programme.
What is a Jam Factory Gig?
- Come down and play, sing or just soak up the atmosphere – everyone is welcome. Held at the Dairy on London Road Campus. Don’t miss out!
What is an Ice-House Gig?
- UoR Music Live in a cosy, quirky, cocktail bar! Bring your friends, grab a drink, and enjoy the tunes until late.
What is a Jazz Masterclass?
- A masterclass exploring the skills and virtues of the jazz ensemble. The masterclass is open for everyone to attend, including the public. Anyone with an interest in jazz, whether playing or listening, will get value from this session.
- Musicians wishing to actively participate in the masterclass session will need to sign up in advance, giving an outline of their focus. This might be a small jazz group that want to work on their ensemble work or a soloist wishing to work on their improvisation technique. Participation as a masterclass student is limited to UoR Music members.
- The masterclass day will round up with a pro gig and open jam session in the evening. Tickets/prices and further details will be released closer to the time.
To be notified of upcoming UoR Music Live events follow us on Instagram: uor_music.
As we get more details, these events will also be on our What’s On Page.
Whether you would like to perform or just grab a drink with your friends, join us this Autumn!