DIY Rock Shop Sessions Spring ’16 !

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Below you’ll find all the details and dates for our first Perth Rock Shop Session of the year.
Over the session you’ll form a brand new band and, with support from your Rock Shop tutor, work to put together a rocking set for performance at a Grand Finale Showcase gig. This session, will be themed (it’s a surprise!) and we’re also pleased to be welcoming some new tutors for 2016 too!
So down to business… Rock Shop kicks off again on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th January and runs for over a 7 week period (with a break for mid-term). The dates are as follows:
Fri&Sat – 29th/30th January
Fri&Sat – 5th/6th February
Fri&Sat – 12th/13th February
Break for Half-Term 19th/20th February
Fri/Sat –  26th/27th February
Fri/Sat – 4th/5th March
Friday/Sat 11th/12th March
The Showcase Gig will take place at a Perth Venue on Saturday 12th March. (Time and Venue TBA)
Available rehearsal time slots are:
Friday 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Friday 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 10am – 12pm
Saturday 12pm – 2pm
The cost for the 6 week block is £78 inclusive and can be paid either in full by cash, cheque or bank transfer or alternatively, you can spread the cost weekly at £13 per week.
To book your space get in touch by emailing hello@diyrockshop.co.uk – alternatively you can give us a buzz on 07903 511 611
Look forward to seeing you all soon!

WINTER WEEKEND SESSIONS – Book your space now!

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DIY Rock Shop is back next weekend, kicking off our final weekend sessions of 2015.

Each week you’ll have the chance to take part in a 2 hour session where, with guidance from your Rock Shop Tutor, you’ll form a brand new band, learn songs from your favourite bands and artists, learn the mystical art of stage-craft and tips and tricks to improve your playing and performance and finally showcase your killer set at the Rock Shop Christmas Grand Finale Show!

We have several different time-slots available in both Dundee and Perth.

Clearwater Studios, Perth  - Time Slots

Fridays 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Fridays 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Saturdays 10am – 12pm

Saturdays 12pm – 2pm

 

DM Studios, Dundee Time Slots

As these will be our very first Weekend Sessions at DM Studios we are currently only running one available time slot. However we hope to add more for future sessions!

Saturdays 10.30am – 12.30pm

The cost for the 6 week block is £75.00 per person inclusive which can be paid in full or weekly at £12.50 per week – which ever suits you best!

For further information and to book your place drop us a line at hello@diyrockshop.co.uk or call Ali on 07903 511 611

 

 

DIY Rock Shop Free Taster Sessions

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If you’ve been wondering what we get up to at Rock Shop – then wonder no more! We will be running a weekend of FREE Taster Sessions on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th November.

Come along and meet our tutors, explore the studios and take part in a famous Rock Shop jam session!

The Taster Sessions will take place at the following days and locations.

DM Studios, Dundee: Saturday 7th November.

Clearwater Studios, Perth: Sunday 8th November.

Rock Shop Taster Sessions are the perfect way to dip your toe in the water –  AND we’re looking for musicians from all backgrounds too so, whether you’re just starting out on guitar or you’re the reincarnation of Keith Moon, play trumpet, piano, bass, ukulele or fiddle, sing like Adele or rap like Eminem – Rock Shop is the place for you!!

Rock Shop is open to young musicians aged 10 and over.

For further details and to book your space drop us a line to hello@diyrockshop.co.uk or alternatively call Ali on 07903 511 611!

Rocktober Holidays 2015 !!

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rocktoberRock Shop is back this October with 2 weeks of great fun 90′s music themed Boot Camps in Perth and Dundee. During the week you’ll meet other young musicians, form a band new and learn to play music from some of the greatest bands ever!  
With both one-to-one and group tuition led by our experienced tutors (who all come from the local music community and a working musical background) you’ll work with your band to put together an awesome set of songs, learn the secrets to writing your own hits and discover tricks and tips to hone your stage craft and improve your playing.
The week is rounded off with a professional recording session with our award winning engineers where you’ll record tracks for your own EP. 
 
And finally you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your work at a Grand Finale Show to an audience of family, friends and music fans at a top local venue!! 
You’ll find details of themes, locations, times and costs of our Rocktober Holiday Bootcamps and how to book below….. 
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This week is dedicated to all things Britpop and Britrock from that greatest of decades – the 90′s! Working with your tutor your band will have the opportunity to discover some of the finest acts from this brilliant period of Britain’s 90′s Indie Scene – AND its not just all Blur and Oasis!
We’re pleased to welcome back two of our favourite guest tutors this week – the hugely talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter David McFarlane (Tunna, True Gents, Red Pine Timber Company) and lead guitarist and singer from one of Scotland’s finest up and coming bands, Jon Mackenzie of The Holy Ghosts.

The week runs Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm with a Grand Finale Showcase gig on Saturday 17th October at award winning music venue, The Twa Tams in Perth.

The cost for this week is £125.00 per person inclusive.
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This week we’re taking a look at what was going on on the other side of the pond whilst the 90′s British Indie Scene was exploding! Spanning many sub-genres from Nu-Metal to Grunge and Punk-Rock to Alt.Metal – the 90′s American Alternative Rock Scene brought us many of today’s best loved bands and influenced many more of NOWs biggest bands…
This weeks runs Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm. The DM Studio Dundee and Clearwater Perth Sessions will run in tandem.
The final MASSIVE Showcase gig will take place in Dundee on Saturday 24th October and top Dundee Music Venue, Buskers!
The cost for this week is £125.00 per person inclusive.

 

For further information and to sign up for either of the weeks drop us a line via email hello@diyrockshop.co.uk or call Ali on 07903 511 611. You can also check us out on Facebook – www.facebook.com/DIYRockShop

Perth – Summer 2015 Programme!

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Rock Shop is very pleased to announce our Perth – Summer 2015 Programme – 3 great weeks of playing, songwriting, recording and gigging – with something for every musician aged 10 – 17!  Read on for further details!

Boot Camp Week 1:  The Gig That Never Was… Foo Fighters/ Royal Blood/Grunge Week.

We were all absolutely gutted when Foo Fighter’s frontman, Dave Grohl broke his leg on stage earlier this summer and had to cancel his long awaited Murrayfield Show! This Boot Camp will be all about attempting to recreate that show with a week of rehearsing songs by the Mighty ‘Foos’, their support act, Royal Blood, bands to have emerged from Seattle Scene and all acts Dave Grohl-related (Nirvana, QOTSA and many more) as well as learn to write your own tracks inspired by the music of the great man himself. You’ll also have the opportunity to record with our professional sound-engineers and perform at a great Scottish Music Venue to an audience of family, friends and Foo Fighters Fans!!!

Monday 20th – Friday 24th July, 10am – 4pm. Grand Finale Showcase Gig (Venue To be Confirmed). Saturday 25th July 2015.  The cost for the week is £125 per person inclusive.

Southern Fried Rock Shop

’Explore the world of Americana and Roots Music from Country and Bluegrass to Rhythm and Blues with the DIY Rock Shop tutors and special guest musicians from both the local and international music scene! During the week youll have the opportunity to form your very own band, work with acclaimed song-writers and musicians to develop a set of both original and classic material, record in the studio, catch performances from some of the world’s finest Americana artists, gain experience in busking and acoustic performance AND finally, showcase your work as part of the Southern Fried Festival Line Up- opening the hugely popular Outdoor Stage at Perth Concert Hall on Saturday – with much much more happening over the weekend!’


Monday 27th – Friday 31st July, 10am – 4pm. Busking on the Morning of Saturday 1st August. Opening Performance – Outdoor Stage – Early Afternoon of Saturday 1st August.
Entry to various gigs and performances over the festival weekend.

The cost for this VERY SPECIAL week – which includes free entry to selected performances – is £155 per person inclusive. (Discounts available for early booking. Please enquire for details.)         

Boot Camp Week 2:  Rock Shop 3rd Birthday Bash Week!  

Another great week of jammin’, songwriting and recording plus the chance to take part in Rock Shop’s HUGE 1st Birthday Bash!

Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August, 10am – 4pm. DIY ROCK SHOP 1st Birthday Gig! (Venue TBC) Saturday 8th August. The cost for this week is £125 per person all inclusive.

Discounts Available When Booking for 2 weeks or more. Please enquire for more details.  

For further info or to book your space get in touch with Ali on 07903 511 611 or drop us an email at hello@diyrockshop.co.uk

Rock Shop Summer Term!

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Hope everyone has recovered from the Easter Holidays and is looking forward to Summer!

There’s been much procrastination as to when to kick off the next lot of weekend Rock Shops as we know many of you are studying hard for exams at the moment.  Therefore we’ve decided to hold back this block of Rock Shops until Friday and Saturday 22nd/23rd May, when hopefully you’ll all be well-revised and the majority of exams will be done and dusted (Yay!)

This session will be the usual 6 week block of two hour rehearsals on either a Friday evening or Saturday morning/afternoon at Clearwater Studios, Perth at the following times:

Friday 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Friday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Friday 8.30pm – 10.30pm (subject to demand)

Saturday 10am – 12pm

Saturday 12pm – 2pm

The MASSIVE final Showcase gig will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 27th  June – Venue TBC.

The theme for this session of weekend Rock Shops is FESTIVALS! Working with your tutor, as a band you’ll have the chance to choose a Summer Festival (One of the biggies such as T in The Park, Benacassim, Glastonbury, Leeds… or why not a smaller festival like Doune The Rabbit Hole, Wickerman or Belladrum?! ) You’ll then put a set together from the music of the bands taking part in the line-up for your chosen festival. This is a pretty wide-theme and will hopefully give you all a chance to get creative and discover some new music too!

The cost of the 6 week block of Rock Shops is £75 per person.

To book your place or for more information drop us a line at hello@diyrockshop.co.uk or call Ali on 07903 511 611

 

DIY ROCK SHOP – SPRING TERM!

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Our next block of weekend sessions kick off on Friday 23rd/ Saturday 24th January. The session will run for 7 weeks but will include a 1 week break due to Perth School Half Term on the weekend of February 20th/21st (Friday & Saturday). The final gig will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 7th March – Venue TBC.

Over the session you’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded musicians, form your own band and, working with your Rock Shop tutor, put together a kick-ass set showcasing your hard work at a packed matinee show on Saturday 7th March!
The cost for this session is £75 which can be paid in full or spread the cost weekly at £12.50 per week per person.

For further info or to book a space please get in touch via email at hello@diyrockshop.co.uk or call Ali on 07903 511 611

 

 

 

 

Dundee Rock Shop Taster Sessions!

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DIY Rock Shop will be back at the fabulous DM Studios in Dundee for the half-term holidays on February 12th & 13th 2015!

If you’re wondering what we get up to at Rock Shop these 1 day ‘taster sessions’ are the perfect way to dip your toe in the water! AND we’re looking for musicians from all backgrounds too so, whether you’re just starting out on guitar or you’re the reincarnation of Keith Moon, play trumpet, piano, guitar, ukulele or fiddle, sing like Adele or rap like Eminem – Rock Shop is the place for you!!

The sessions will run from 10am – 4pm on Thursday and Friday the 12th and 13th. During the day you’ll have the chance to form a band and, working alongside our Rock Shop tutors, put together a short set of covers from your favourite bands and artists!

You’ll then have the chance, after a short morning rehearsal, to take part in our massive Showcase gig at a local Dundee music venue on Saturday the 14th of February (details TBC) alongside Rock Shoppers from our Perth Studio and named acts from both Perth and Dundee and further afield too!!

The cost for the one day Taster Session rehearsal and gig is £25 per person all inclusive.

For further details or to book your space please drop us a line to hello@diyrockshop.co.uk or alternatively call Ali on 07903 511 611!

 

 

 

 

DIY Rock Shop Dundee – All systems are GO!

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Over the moon to be able to confirm that DIY Rock Shop will be running a pilot week at the fabulous DM Studios in Dundee this summer for the last week of the school holidays August 11th – 16th! JOSEPH

The week will be filled with Rock Shop’s very own brand of rock and roll mayhem giving you the chance to work alongside our experienced mentors to form your own band, learn tunes from your favourite artists, master the tricks and tips to writing a killer track, record your own EP in a professional studio environment and finally round the week off with a storming Matinee Showcase at one of Scotland’s finest live music venues, Duke’s Corner.

Rock Shop Dundee is open to young musicians aged 10 – 16 of all abilities and runs from 10am – 4pm Monday 11th – Friday 15th August with the Matinee Showcase taking place on the afternoon of Saturday 16th August.

As this is our first ever time in Dundee we are also running at the special price of only £70 per person for the week!

If you would like further information or would like to book a space please call Ali on 07903 511 611 or alternatively email hello@diyrockshop.co.uk

It’s gonna be a great week and places fill up fast so Get In Touch and keep Rockin !!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN FRIED ROCK SHOP

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Monday 21st – Saturday 26th July, 2014

’Explore the world of Americana and Roots Music from Country and Bluegrass to Rhythm and Blues with the DIY Rock Shop tutors and special guest musicians from both the local and international music scene! During the week youll have the opportunity to form your very own band, work with acclaimed song-writers and musicians to develop a set of both original and classic material, record in the studio, catch performances from some of the worlds finest Americana artists and finally, showcase your work as part of the Southern Fried Festival Line Up.’

As part of the week we’ve teamed up with the Southern Fried Festival crew and Horsecross to offer a whole host of amazing workshops and events including:

  • Day of song-writing with the internationally acclaimed and truly wonderful singer songwriter, Gabriel Kelley. Raised in Georgia, Gabriel spent several years as a professional song-writer on Nashville’s ‘Music Row’ and is an expert on the ‘Do It Yourself’ ethos having funded his own first album through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign!  You can check out Gabriel’s music here: www.gabrielkelley.com/

 

  • Bluegrass & ‘old-time’ session with mandolin expert, Laura-Beth Salter and hugely talented fiddler, Laura Wilkie.  http://laurabethsalter.com/
  • Soul Band Workshop with ‘The Honeybee of Soul’, Cyndi Cain and her band. Hailing from Canada, Cyndi has shared the stage with legends such as Aretha Franklin and Michael Buble – you can find more info on Cyndi and her music at  www.facebook.com/missCyndiCain
  • Opportunities to attend selected shows from the Southern Fried Festival Line-Up.

In addition to this we’re really excited to confirm some very special guest tutors who’ll be joining us over the week including:

Gavin Brady – Singer/songwriter/guitarist
The David Latto Band
Fresh faced from their current tour, we’re very lucky to have Gavin spending the week with us as a mentor.
You can check out Gavin’s work with
the brilliant David Latto Band at their website
http://www.thedavidlattoband.com

Gavin Munro – Lead Singer/songwriter/guitar
Red Pine Timber Company

Local living legend and Americana-expert, Mr Munro will be spending some time with us during the week to offer support and lend us some of his guitar-lickin’ finger pickin’ expertise! His band ‘Red Pine Timber Company’ have recently released their debut album to rave reviews from across the globe. You can find out more about the band and their music at:
http://www.redpinetimberco.com/

Donny McElligott – Singer/Songwriter/Guitar
New Madrids
Known widely as the human juke-box Donny will be popping in to hang out with the bands, answer your questions and show us how to impart some Americana-style magic to our music! All currently promoting their hugely successful debut album, you can check out the the New Madrids music online at:
http://www.thenewmadrids.com/

With many more surprise guests to be announced…

To round off the week – (And possibly the most exciting part!!) – you’ll have the opportunity to go busking on the morning of Saturday 26th July in Perth city centre before showcasing your weeks work by opening for the fabulous Red Pine Timber Company on Southern Fried’s brand new open-air main stage at Perth Concert Hall!

Southern Fried Rock Shop is open to young musicians aged 10 – 16. The main DIY Rock Shop sessions will be based at Clearwater Studios, Perth between 10 – 4pm. However, certain workshops may take place within these times at Horsecross Venues. Due to the packed schedule there may also be some slightly later finishes during the week but we will inform of these well in advance.

Southern Fried Rock Shop runs from Monday 21st – Friday 25th July with opportunities to attend selected Southern Fried Shows in the evenings over the festival weekend. The busking session will take place on the morning of Saturday 26th July with final performances on Southern Fried’s Outdoor Main Stage on the Saturday afternoon.

The cost for Southern Fried Rock Shop is £150 per person inclusive.

To book your space or for further enquiries please get in touch by calling Ali on 07903 511 611 or via email on hello@diyrockshop.co.uk