The 3 micro bands will be over seen and managed by What is Drum creative director Aid Todd.
Each band will have their own high caliber individual instructor.
A drumming band for young people aged between 6 and 11, and then 12 and 16
This band will be based on the Drum Machine adult band. Grooves written to emulate popular music culture. House, drum n bass, R n B etc……
This band will be run by Ed Wells. Professional drummer and long time right hand man in Drum Machine.
Ed is a skilled kit player and writer.
He holds down the tricky job of snare for Drum Machine and leads the band on occasion.
Between Ed and Aid they will work with the young people to write and create exciting drum tracks.
They will work with the Drum Machine in house designer to come up with their own look.
Check out Drum Machine's latest Look on this VIDEO.
Micro Machines will be able to gig as a stand alone band but will also come together with the micro brass and micro voice (choir) for big collective performances.
An exciting idea, sparked by both myself and Atholl Ransome playing for and working
with Mr WIlsons Second Liners.
This band will be run by non other than Atholl Ransome himself.
Massively accomplished musician. Right lovely fella to boot.
He has played for Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Martha Reeves and has his own incredible funk band,
The Haggis Horns.
Check him out here.
Tenner Sax is his baby and he has such a musical brain.
This new youth band will perform as a stand alone band and will also be able to come together with Micro Machines and Micro Voice for epic performances.
A choir for young people.
They will learn modern contemporary pieces and make them their own.
We don’t currently have a leader for this. If anyone has the skills and would be interested, please get in touch.
This band will perform on its own but also come together with Micro Machines and Micro Brass for EPIC performances.
EPIC dance music classics. Remade. And performed by the young people of the Calder Valley.
Children should be 'Seen AND Heard'