Tuned In with Jah Wobble
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 dates for the upcoming Monday night jam sessions are listed below. All sessions will continue to run from 7pm – 10pm in Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library.
- Monday 27 November 7pm-10pm
- Monday 11 December 7pm-10pm
- Monday 15 & 29 January 7pm-10pm
- Monday 12 & 26 February 7pm-10pm
- Monday 11 & 25 March 7pm-10pm
- Monday 8 & 22 April 7pm-10pm
- Monday 13 & 20 May 7pm-10pm
If you'd like to take part in Tuned In please fill in our short registration questionnaire. Responses will be kept confidential.
Film screening and new single release
Join us on Thursday 14 December at Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library from 7:30pm to be part of the first public screening event of a new film documentary about Tuned In produced by King Brilliant Films. After the screening there will be a short Q&A session with the Director Marc Coker, Jah Wobble, Jon Klein and Anthony Hopkins and a performance from the Azzures.
The event will also be a celebration of the latest single release of the Tuned In group called ‘Born to be Free’. The single will be released on Friday 8 December on Cherry Red Records.
The event is free but tickets must be booked via the link below. Refreshments will be provided on the evening after the screening.
Music Production sessions now available:
Tuned In has extended to Tuesday night’s. These sessions focus around music composition and creation and will be hosted in our new recording studio. For more information, please enquiry at any of the jam sessions taking place on Mondays.
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.
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 on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbdBZmVsK7Q
The second single was released on 2 July 2021. Listen to the new single on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GxfEdswwC4
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.
To find out more about Tuned In, please watch this video.