Jam Bands Mayo was born in 2016. Born from a need for young people, in Mayo, to create music. To write music. To play and perform music as a group. To see a musical vision come to life. And to provide them with the skills to do that!
Jam Band sessions encourage an already flourishing passion for music through the support and guidance of experienced local musicians. We are passionate about helping young musicians to explore music within their own interests, goals and genres, while also immersing them in new music styles. We love to mash up music, challenge musicians beyond their comfort zone and throw them into a new creative, free and inspiring world of noise!
One of the really amazing things about Jam Bands is that we provide access to lots of equipment. I WISH I had my hands on the keyboards, drum kits, basses, guitars, mics and amps provided for Jam Band Musicians regularly when I was getting started. I would have been a far better multi – instrumentalist by now, for a start! Isn’t it wonderful that young musicians in Mayo won’t grow up saying ‘I really wished I could play bass, be in a band, write songs, I just never had the chance.’ The opportunity is there for everyone now – and in a friendly, welcoming and nurturing musical environment.
We love self expression. We love brainstorming. We love collaborating. We love Jam Bands. And hopefully, you will too! If you want to get involved, have any questions or just want a chat with a real life musician, give us an email or a message on Facebook. We’re raising up the next generation of already crazy talented Mayo Musicians to be unstoppable!
Pictures above are from Jam Bands Mayo Easter Camp 2016 in Ballinrobe Community School
Written by Jam Band tutors Brian and Con
Jam Bands Mayo is operating under the auspices of Music Generation Mayo