SoSlam is a small non-profit community social enterprise providing music promotion, management, advice and opportunities to local musicians and bands in the Southend-on-Sea area.
Everything we do we do under the SoSlam name is on a voluntary basis. We work with local musicians of all ages, musical genres and experience. We help link musicians together and work with event co-ordinators, festival organisers, private hires, pubs, restaurants and student unions to provide them with the right fit for their event and function. We also link with other local promoters and music businesses.
We know our limitations and when we can't handle something we advise accordingly and direct the musicians, bands and businesses to the appropriate place.
We run regular nights at The Alex in Southend and we also host regular indoor weekend music festivals over two floors there.
These festivals are set up to showcase the wealth of talent we have locally. Any money raised from the festivals goes directly to the musicians and sound techs and to support future festivals.
We run a singer - songwriting night on the last Tuesday of every month at Peggy Sues Music Bar in Leigh. The emphasis of these nights is to showcase original music. The nights are called Battlelines because each month a group of musicians are given a line on which to base their original song. In 2016 we started our very own digital label with 100% of sales going directly to the muscians
We recently started a Young Musicians Songwriters Lab to help support, develop and encourage the next gernation of local Southend Musicians.
We are in partnership with Seacroft Studios who provide studio production and also podcasting.
For the love of live local music....
Iain - SoSlam
Founder & Co-Ordinator