Live Music Society

LiveSoc provides a platform for musicians and music lovers to enjoy performing and watching live music in and around Southampton.

Our aim is to host regular jams, gigs and open mics, provide support and equipment to budding musicians, and to meet and socialise with fellow music-lovers.

About Live Music Society

Interested in getting involved with LiveSoc? There are many ways you can interact with us as a society; whether you play an instrument or not, just turn up and get involved!

Membership to LiveSoc will always be FREE.

2019-2020 Members group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2435978256482747/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LiveSocOfficial/
Performing Arts Page: https://perform.susu.org/society/livesoc

(Sorry we can't insert links here!)

***Instead please direct any queries to Zachary Francis-Cox - President (zfc1n15@soton.ac.uk)***

The purpose of the Jam Sessions is for musicians, or casual observers, to come along and enjoy a relaxed musical environment. We typically perform a range of covers and improvised jams as a group, plus a series of solo performances. Any and all, musical styles and proficiency, are WELCOMED and ENCOURAGED. All equipment necessary for a small band performance will always be made available to anyone who attends the Jam. There will also be dedicated acoustic jams throughout the year to supplement the traditionally more electric jams.

This year (2019-20) the Jams will be based in the Clubs and Societies Room, on Floor 2 of the Student Union Building, every Saturday between 3pm and 6pm. We also often head to Stag's after the Jam, which is a great way to converse with, and get to know, your fellow jammers, (consumption of alcohol is certainly not necessary!).

For more details of the jams, check out the Facebook pages above.

Going beyond the weekly jams, we also run some larger concerts for members. Last year, we hosted a large charity gig with the theme "bands from the naughties", featuring groups of LiveSoc members performing songs by artists from Amy Winehouse to Tool. We are going to run a similar event this academic year - probably February/March 2020 - but have yet to decide on a theme, so watch this space.

We also host events with the intention of getting local bands in to showcase their talent. We ran a freshers gig this year in Stag's in October, and are intending to organise some more for this academic year. Come on down to support some excellent local bands!

Starting in 2016, LiveSoc has aimed to work more closely with the other music and dance societies under the Performing Arts Group in collaborative events.

In March 2017 we collaborated successfully with a number of Dance Societies in the annual 'Pure Dance' performance, providing live music to many of the dance performances. This is certainly something we wish to pursue with many other Dance Societies of various styles.

We also collaborated with SUSU and SUSingers to bring the Union's very first 'Open Bike Night' to fruition in June 2017. The event consisted of multiple amplified acoustic performances powered by the audience's pedal-power.

If your society is interested in collaborating with LiveSoc, please don't hesitate in contacting us by email: zfc1n15@soton.ac.uk (Zachary Francis-Cox - President)

LiveSoc is fortunate to be in the position of having its own musical equipment in storage in the Student Union Building. This equipment is readily available for hire at a certain price per piece per day. Please be warned that it is up to you to find a suitable location near the Student Union Building for using the equipment. All our equipment hire is managed by Zachary Francis-Cox who can be contacted using zfc1n15@soton.ac.uk.

We have:
1x Drumkit (Full Kit) -------- £10 Practice / £15 Gig
1x Drumkit (Shells) --------- £6 Practice / £9 Gig
1x Drumkit (Breakables) -- £6 Practice / £9 Gig
1x Microphone --------------- £5 Practice / £7 Gig
1x Keyboard ------------------ £6 Practice / £9 Gig
1x Line 6 Guitar Amp ------- £5 Practice / £6 Gig
1x Kustom Guitar Amp ----- £5 Practice / £6 Gig
1x Hartke Bass Amp -------- £5 Practice / £6 Gig
1x Active Monitor -------------£5 Practice / £6 Gig
1x Combo Amp (2x12) ----- £5 Practice / £6 Gig
1x Official LiveSoc Cowbell (not for hire I'm afraid)

Full Setup: £25 Practice / £40 Gig

For more information or individual questions about LiveSoc, join our Facebook group, message our page, or get in touch with one of our committee members. We hope to see you get stuck in with Live Music Society!

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Live Music Society, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Year MembershipFREE01/10/2019 - 30/06/2020Membership allowing you to be an official member of LiveSoc and run/vote in our AGM/EGMs.

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Live Music Society this year are:

  • Barnabas Kovacs
    Bands Manager
  • Samuel Rickard
  • Benjamin Smith
    Jams and Open Mics Manager
  • Danruh Lasta
    Jams and Open Mics Manager
  • Zachary Francis-Cox
  • Thomas Ettle
  • Darcy Hooper