Barbican Theatre

              Jason Singh

Barbican Theatre launch ReBels Music with free sessions for 15-25s

ReBels Music is part of Barbican Theatre's wider talent development work supporting Plymouth’s own creative voice and giving them platforms to be heard. Funded by Youth Music, the programme will support the growth of music industry talent in the city. Not only those who want to perform, but those who want to record, produce, market and design tours that promote music.

Barbican Theatre understands you ‘can't be what you can't see’, and this programme aims to break down barriers to expose young people to all the vital roles that make up the music industry, and opportunities to work with leading industry professionals.  We want to provide other pathways into the music industry, and give young artists routes to finding their own creative voices - whether as lyricists, composers, producers, mixers, engineers or musicians.


The ReBels Music team is joined initially by four incredible experts from the music industry 

Alex Hart

Alex Hart:  a professional singer-songwriter, musician and recording artist from Devon who has created, performed and toured with Seth Lakeman and Jethro Tull’s Martin Barr (to name but a few!)

Daisy Higman: an experienced theatre-maker, composer, writer, voice artist and musician who identifies as a disabled artist and is passionate about inclusive arts practice.

Benny Lau-Crispin: a Director of Milk Box Music Group Ltd, based at The Granary Studios in Callington offering a range of services from music engineering and recording, production tuition, record label management, distribution and promotion services

Jason Singh: a sound artist, producer, DJ, facilitator and performer based in Newton Abbot, whose work includes sound installations, nature soundscapes, radio shows, sound design and sound explorations using biodata, ceramics, textiles and museum objects.

A full year of ReBels Music activity is planned, with the first a selection of 13 free practical workshops, webinars and masterclasses running via zoom from 25 February to 31 March (for ages 15-25). These 13 free workshops have been scheduled throughout the week, day and evening to reach as many people as possible.

Thu 25 Feb 6pm - 7:30pm

'How to record album from home' with Alex Hart

Tue 2 Mar 4pm - 5pm

'Intro to Beat Boxing & Looping ' with Jason Singh

Sat 6 Mar 12pm - 2pm

'Vocal Gym' with Daisy Higman

Tue 9 Mar 4pm - 5pm

'Cross cultural rhythms expressed through the voice' with Jason Singh

Fri 12 Mar 7pm - 8pm

'Basic beat-making on Logic Pro X / Ableton' with Benny Lau-Crispin

Sun 14 Mar 11am - 12:30pm

'Overcoming Performance Anxiety and Stage Fright' with Daisy Higman

Benny Lau-Crispin

Daisy Higman

Tue 16 Mar 7pm - pm

'Introduction to SongWriting' with Alex Hart

Wed 17 Mar 1pm - 2pm

'Introduction to Guitar Soloing ' with Benny Lau-Crispin

Mon 22 Mar 12pm - 1:30pm

'Songwriting Clinic' with Alex Hart

Tue 23 Mar 6pm - 7pm

'Vocal Flow' with Daisy Higman

Wed 24 Mar 2pm - 3pm

'Exploring different time signatures' with Jason Singh

Mon 29 Mar 5pm - 6:30pm

'Songwriting Clinic' with Alex Hart

Wed 31 Mar 1pm - 2pm

'Studio day to day' with Benny Lau-Crispin

Full details for each session can be found on our website where you can also sign up for any (or all!) of them.

Further details of ReBels Music activity for the rest of the year will be published shortly (subject to any covid 19 national guidance) These include DJ nights, Sound system clash, studio development time, silent discos, intensives with industry experts and collaborations with other ReBels Talent Development groups to create performances for our summer event.  

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