Tuned In with Jah Wobble

Update: 

Tuned In Returns!

The sessions are open to anyone interested in meeting new people and playing music together. So if you are a local musician or somebody who is interested in learning to play with others please do join us. The first session will be an extended session and further dates will be confirmed in the upcoming weeks.

Last date before Christmas: Monday 6 December 

Next sessions:

  • Monday 10 January, 7pm
  • Monday 24 January, 7pm
  • Monday 7 February, 7pm
  • Monday 21 February, 7pm
  • Monday 7 March, 7pm
  • Monday 21 March, 7pm

Register

If you'd like to take part in Tuned In please fill in our short registration questionnaire. Responses will be kept confidential.

Courses:

Introduction to Music Production 

A free hands on course for Merton residents (adults only).

When: Thursdays 7-9pm from 4 November - 16 December
Where: Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library

Tutor: Jon Klein

The course will comprise demonstrations, talks and practical sessions. Learners will gain hands on experience of music equipment and software.
A wide range of topics will be covered including; how to record voices, how to program loops, how to apply effects and mix music. These topics will be supported by presentations covering many topics including the history of music production and its tools.


Whilst no previous experience of music is required, some experience of working on a computer would be beneficial, some basic musical knowledge is also desirable but not essential.

For more information or to book a place please text or email Hayley on 07810 836811
Hayley.holliday@citylit.ac.uk

Project information:

Tuned In launched in 2019 and is a project which aims to combat some of the issues of loneliness in the London Borough of Merton. Tuned In works with acclaimed musician, performer and writer Jah Wobble (aka John Wardle), who facilitates musical jam sessions every Monday at Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon library.

The sessions share and develop musical skills and build knowledge, as well as helping individuals build social connections and friendship groups. They create an environment for people from all walks of life to come together and enjoy mutual support. The project targets men, particularly those in the age group 50+, where loneliness is at its highest but is open and accessible to all. 

Since the start of the pandemic Tuned In sessions have moved online and have been delivered through music production classes.

Participants have enhanced their digital skills and recorded a number of songs ready for a commercial music release. The first single, ‘Uptown Lockdown’, was released by Cherry Red Records on 12 March 2021 and can be listened to: http://cherryred.co/uptownlockdown 

The second single was released on 2 July 2021. Listen to the new single https://cherryred.co/TunedIn 

For those of you who use Twitter or are curious observers we have set up @TunedIn_LDN to send out regular updates to our participants and followers. We also have a YouTube channel set up to publicise archival recordings and footage of these sessions that have involved esteemed musicians including Jah Wobble and Jon Klein.

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