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SoSlam is a small non-profit community collective made up of a group of local musicians & volunteers. SoSlam aims to provide 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 coordinators, 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 a variety of nights in local venues.
We run a singer - songwriting evening every month at Peggy Sues Music Bar in Leigh. The emphasis of these evenings 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.
We run a OPEN MIC night for original music only every month at Ten Green Bottles In Leigh called Green Room
In 2016 we started our very own micro digital label with 100% of sales going directly to the musicians. We run a calandar of secret gigs we call THE BLIND PIG at London Roads studios.
We faciltaite a monthly Young Musicians Open Mic at Peggy Sues on the 1st Sunday of each month 5pm - 8pm as well as work with Southend YMCA and Essex Vocal Coaching to put on Young Musicians Showcases.
We run songwriting workshops for adults and young musicians on a regualr basis to help them develop their skills and build up to performing live. In 2017 we started a monthly Songwriters Club.
We are in partnership with London Road Studios.
For the love of live local music....