Past Event
Heritage & Tours


Fri 8 Mar 2013

Are you aged 14 - 19 and passionate about music? If so, then this five-day course of music-making and performing, supported by legendary bassist Herbie Flowers and his team of top professionals, is for you.

Established in 1983, Rockshop aims to provide young musicians with a platform to create the music they want. With the help of professional musicians you will have the opportunity to write and perform your own songs culminating in a concert at Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange.

You’ll be working with a team of around 25 inspirational tutors/players at the top of their profession, covering a broad spectrum of styles, experience and knowledge. Workshops include songwriting; rhythm section and percussion basics; help with chord charts, notation and voicing; singing and backing vocals; brass, woodwind and string playing; and tips on improvisation. Rehearsals and workshops take place in our fully-equipped spaces.

Before you know it, you’ll have written a song or two and will be enjoying your moment in the spotlight at the final concert, performing in front of friends and family at Brighton Dome’s Corn exchange, with the best lighting and sound the city has to offer.

Rockshop is open to around eighty 14 - 19 year-olds. Brass, woodwind and string players are especially welcome!

'I attended Rock Shop Brighton back in 2008 when I was 15. It was absolutely the place where I decided that I wanted to be a musician for the rest of my life.The people I met were incredible and the opportunity to write and perform your own songs at such a young age was so exciting.

My band and I have been having the best time gigging, writing and recording this year and I suddenly felt I should just let him know what a fantastic thing he,and the wonderful people at RockShop, are doing!'

'The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement and energy all week long. It was really friendly, encouraging, pushing everyone to do their utmost with their music'

'It stretched me and I think it changed my life. I hadn’t played in a band before and to hear all the musicians around me was brilliant'