Registration is now open for the first annual Great British Music Camp. August 2014 will see the brainchild of Jason Tebble and Adam Watts come to life. This is a very exciting venture and we are now inviting young musicians to register for the camp at the official website – CLICK HERE
I will be the lead vocal tutor on the camp which is a role I have fulfilled on many occasions on the National Youth Music Camps down in Milton Keynes. Many of the tutors have also taught on these camps in the past.
The Great British Music Camp will be a vibrant and exciting week; we expect to attract a diverse array of musicians and all styles are welcome. In order to register, you must be between the age of 12 and 17; the price is a very reasonable £295 and this includes food and accommodation.
If you are or know of a young person who is passionate about music, then this is an opportunity not to be missed!
The great Great British Music Camp website was designed by Jon Raffe (the clever guy who also put this website together) and Adam Irwin.
Happy new year from all of us here at mattlammin.com (Just me!)..
I’m still finalising some exciting plans for this year. One highlight will definitely be a brief stay in Pennsylvania as ‘Artist in Residence’ at Manheim School:
‘Dr. Louise Anderson will be providing a unique opportunity for the HS vocal and music theory students next year. Her grant will commission An Artist in Residence:Matt Lammin, a singer/songwriter/arranger/vocal coach from England to write an original musical work for our students to perform. He will be providing educational sessions for the high school students before the concert during his trip to Manheim.’ From The Manheim Central Foundation For Educational Enrichment.
Meanwhile, looking back to last year and tying up loose ends that I haven’t got around to mentioning before now..
In the summer, I worked with Milly Pye and The Valentine Brothers, arranging their pieces with them and putting the harmonies together in preparation for their collaboration at The Liverpool Music Awards 2013. I couldn’t actually attend the performance as I was away (Sense of Sound Singers also performed with Silent Sleep at the awards) and it is only now that I’ve seen the performance for myself. The reason I stumbled across it was because Milly Pye has shot to prominence over recent days after One Direction’s Liam Payne tweeted his 15 million followers about her! I watched her impressive newest video and the video of her collaboration with The Valentine Brothers was linked. The video is at the top of this post.
December was an extremely busy month and I have already posted about many of the exciting events that went on. So much went on in fact that a couple of things passed by without a mention..
Every so often, I work with Radio City, not least at the Christmas Concert at the Anglican. At the start of December, I took four singers (Phoebe Bakkali, Anya Keating, Zia Larty-Healy, Izzy Owen) and myself to the Radio City Tower to record a jingle for the Hampson Hughes Christmas radio advert. We had a laugh and the finished article could be heard throughout December on Radio City, Citytalk and Magic 1548; you can hear it below –
Hampson Hughes – Christmas 2013 Advert
Finally, during the first half of December, I brought together six singers to don Christmas jumpers and do two surprise performances of traditional Christmas carols at The Botanist in Alderley Edge (Nick Byrne, Amy Chalmers, Jen Chamberlain, Izzy Owen, Matthew Wright and myself). These were lovely Christmassy singalong gigs in what felt like Christmas Town (Alderley Edge)! We sang in front of the Christmas Tree and Nick gave out prizes for the most enthusiastic singing from the audience (a signed copy of the carol involved. Only by two of the singers though..)