Dundee Rock Shop Taster Sessions!


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!


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 !!!!












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

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:

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:

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


Weekend Sessions Are Back!


DIY Rock Shop WEEKEND Sessions

Commence Friday 9th and Saturday 10th May!

We have spaces available for drummers, guitarists, bassists, vocalists, keyboard/pianists, brass and strings players….

So, if you want to try your hand at being in a band, learn tracks from your favourite bands and artists AND perform at one of Scotland’s TOP music venues check out the details below and get in touch!

DIY Rock Shop Weekends currently have 4 session slots with more session times available on request:

Friday 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Friday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 10am – 12pm

Saturday 12pm – 2pm

The May/June block runs for 6 weeks.

DIY Rock Shop takes place at Clearwater Studios, Shore Road, Perth.

Our HUGE Half Term Showcase will take place in Perth (venue TBC) on Saturday 14th June

The cost for this 6 week session is £75 per person inclusive.
(Payment options available on request)

For more information find us on Facebook…www.facebook.com/DIYRockShop

To join the DIY Rock Shop Crew get in touch by calling Ali on 07903 511 611 or by emailing hello@diyrockshop.co.uk !


Glasgow Half Term Taster Session!


 Glasgow Rock Shop

Calling ALL Vocalists, Guitarists, Bassists, Keyboardists and Drummers!

Love music? Always wanted to try your hand at playing in a band?

Then DIY Rock Shop is for you! 

DIY Rock Shop in conjunction with Dixon Street Studios and top Scottish venue, Broadcast will be hitting Glasgow this February Half Term with our very first
West Coast Rock Shop!

Running from 10am – 4pm Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th February, you’ll have the opportunity to work with experienced Rock Shop tutors and Music Industry Professionals to form your own band, learn to play and arrange tracks from your favourite bands and artists and record tracks for your EP in a professional working studio environment.

Finally, on the afternoon of Sunday 16th February, you’ll have the opportunity to play a Matinee Showcase Gig to a packed audience of family, friends and fans at  top Glasgow venue, Broadcast AND receive your copy of your EP.

All Rock Shop bands are formed according to age and experience so whether you’ve been playing for 5 weeks or 5 years you’ll be able to meet like-minded musicians and put together a killer set for your showcase performance!

Spaces for this session cost £75 per person inclusive and are limited so to book your place – Get In Touch – by emailing hello@diyrockshop.co.uk or calling Ali on 07903 511 611.











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DIY Rock Shop Weekends are Baaaaaaaaaaack!


DIY Rock Shop kick off again this weekend with sessions commencing Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November!

We still have spaces available for guitarists, bassists, vocalists, keyboard/pianists, brass and strings players….  So if you want to try your hand at being in a band, learning your favourite tunes and playing a gig at one of Scotland’s TOP music venues check out the details below and get in touch!

DIY Rock Shop offers 3 session slots:

Friday 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Saturday 10am – 12pm

Saturday 12pm – 2pm

This upcoming block will run for 7 weeks. The dates are as follows:

Fri/Sat 8th and 9th November

Fri/Sat 15th and 16th November

Fri/Sat 22nd and 23rd November

Fri/Sat 29th and 30th November

Fri/Sat 6th and 7th December

Fri/Sat 13th and 14th December

Week 7 rehearsals will take place on the evenings of Thursday and Friday 19th and 21st December.

Our Grand Finale Christmas Extravaganza will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 21st December  at Perth’s world famous music venue, The Twa Tams!

The cost for this 7 week session is £77 Inclusive per person which can be paid either in full or on a weekly basis via cheque, cash or standing order.

DIY Rock Shop is the Ultimate Band Experience for young musicians aged 9 and over. Whether you’ve been playing for 5 minutes or 5 years Rock Shop will give you the opportunity to gain new instrumental skills, hone your stagecraft, meet other like-minded musicians and learn the tricks and tips to forming and performing in a killer band!

Over the last 12 months DIY Rock Shop bands have played more than 30 gigs at venues such as The Twa Tams – Perth, The Old Mill Inn – Pitlochry, The Wheel Inn – Scone, Chaplinz Bar – Perth, Dobbies Garden Centre and St John’s Shopping Centre, have gone busking in both Perth and Pitlochry and performed at 3 major Scottish Music Events – Hordes of Belial Expo, Perth’s Southern Fried Festival and Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival in Stirlingshire!

If you would like to get involved you can check out our website for more information on what we get up to – www.diyrockshop.co.uk  or email hello@diyrockshop.co.uk

And if you like what you see and fancy joining the Rock Shop Crew call Ali on 07903 511 611!

2 Brand New Work Shops!


We’ve decided to take a break from our usual week long boot camps for these holidays and do something entirely different. So we’ve come up with 2 brand new music workshops for October.

First up, on Thursday the 18th and 24th we’ll be running our ‘Gig In A Day’ workshops at Clearwater Studios where young musicians will have the opportunity to form a band, learn some great tunes and perform a gig all in the space of a day!

Secondly, on Friday 19th and 25th we’ll be running ‘Rock Shop Session’ where we’ll be opening up the studio and giving aspiring sound engineers and musicians the chance to get hands on and, under the guidance of Rock Shop tutor and resident engineer, Jamie Hain, record and produce their own session as well as experience life as a session musician in a professional studio environment.

There are spaces available for both of the October Holiday workshops and we’re currently taking bookings for our upcoming Weekend Rock Shops as well. DIY Rock Shop works with all young musicians, from absolute beginners to seasoned pros and we’re always looking out for new Rock Shoppers to join the crew!’

For further information or to book your plance get in touch by calling Ali on 07903 511 611 or via email at hello@diyrockshop.co.uk

Rocktober Holiday Rock Shops!


DIY Rock Shop is the ULTIMATE band experience for young musicians aged 9 – 16!

DIY Rock Shop Boot Camps are back for both weeks of the ROCKTOBER Holidays!!

Over the week you’ll have the opportunity to form a band, learn to play tracks from your favourite bands and artists AND write your own hit tunes, record your own EP in a professional studio and finally, play to a packed audience of family, friends and fans at an internationally renowned music venue!

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro – Rock Shop caters for all levels of experience!

Dates and times are as follows:

Week 1:
Monday 14th October – Friday 18th October. Grand Finale Gig on Saturday 19th October @ The Twa Tams.

Week 2:
Monday 21st October – Friday 25th October. Grand Finale gig on Saturday 26th October @The Twa Tams.

DIY Rock Shop runs from 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday with the showcase gig taking place on Saturday afternoon of that week!

For these sessions only we are offering a week at Rock Shop Boot Camp for the reduced price of £110 per person per week inclusive.

You can also sign up for both weeks and receive £30 off the total cost!

AND, new for families with 2 or more Rock Shoppers, receive a £30 discount for your second Rock Star in the making!

As always, spaces go fast (especially for you drummers!) so book ASAP to guarantee your place. For further details get in touch by calling Ali on 07903 511 611 or via email at hello@diyrockshop.co.uk ! You can also check out our website –
www.diyrockshop.co.uk and find us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/DIYRockShop

Look forward to seeing you in the holidays!

Saturday Rock Shops are Go!


Hello Rock Shoppers! 3 days to go before kick off! We have just 3 places left for this Saturday – so spread the word! It’s Burn’s Night on Friday so we thought the theme for Week 1 should be Scottish bands! Now this doesn’t necessarily mean Scottish Folk music (although we’d love to hear The Corries!) Scotland has produced some of the greatest bands of the last 40 years – from Belle and Sebastian to Biffy, Canotte Minnesota Timberwolves Nike Air Max 2017 Dames Primal Scream to The Proclaimers and Teenage Fanclub to Travis. Air Max Flynit Oklahoma State Cowboys Post your comments here or you can put them up on the Rock Shop Facebook page or even email them over.



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