Meet the City Music Gang of 2019-20

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Meet the City Music Gang of 2019-20

City, University of London’s Music Society is pumping up for this year. The group is encouraging its members to write songs with each other and perform them. The society is also looking for non-musicians who enjoy music or have a passion for music to join them in the fun and entertainment.

The Mission

Being a three-year-old society, the committee members are currently trying to gain momentum and coverage inside and beyond the university. To do this, they are organising more concerts across London; one of the members is working on booking a 20-minute spot at the 2020 Reading Festival.

Their ambition for this academic year is to create even more bands to facilitate their gigs planned across London – themed performances, such as Halloween Gig and Christmas Gig, are already underway.

In addition, the members are working to collaborate with other societies to promote culture, diversity, and to hold fundraisers. And what is even more exciting, the participants will offer lessons to other members in their instrument of expertise. 

Tomas Rojas, the Communications Officer, is currently attempting to acquire the necessary funding to buy more equipment for the society. This includes a drumkit, a PA system and more quality amps. The goal is to make them accessible to anyone who wants to use them, and not just to members.

Moreover, they are working with the Music Department to allow non-music students in the music facilities. The society also holds multiple bands, which are eager to record their albums. 

Past Activities

So far, to gain more exposure, they have organised several live music and open mic events at CityBar. They have also held a gig at the Harlem Soul Bar! The bands in the society have been involved in several recording projects for the Music Engineering students. Their goal is to strengthen further their liaison with the department, so they can work together and benefit from each other. 

Upcoming Planned Events – Save Your Dates! 

WhenWhere What 
Every Monday and TuesdayRestaurant on the ThamesA catering kitchen on the Thames is inviting university student musicians to play jazz music. 

To get involved, contact: idriss.ben-jamaa@city.ac.uk  

29th October 2019CityBarHalloween themed Open Mic night! 
22nd November 2019SimJims BarA primarily rock ‘n’ roll event in a hundred-seat venue 

The committee members always keep everyone updated with long messages in their group chat. But fret not, they also treat you with a potato at the end of long messages!

For more updates follow the society’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

Feel free to contact them on any of their social media accounts above or via email.

To modulate the society up the success scale, they are always looking to augment member involvement. So join them for any activities that might seem sharp to you! 

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