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.

2018-2019 Members group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LiveMusicSociety1819/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LiveMusicSociety/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LiveSocOfficial/?fref=ts
Performing Arts Page: https://perform.susu.org/society/livesoc

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***Instead please direct any queries to Will Clarke - President (wc3g16@soton.ac.uk)***

October EVENTS:
Monday 1st October - Monthly jam in Bar 2 (7-11pm)
Saturday 6th October - LiveSoc Weekly Jam in the Clubs and Socs Room (3-6pm)
Friday 12th October - Freshers Gig in The Cube (7-11pm)
Saturday 13th October - LiveSoc Weekly Jam in the Clubs and Socs Room (3-6pm)
Thursday 18th October - Winchester Campus Open Mic/Jam (7-11pm)
Saturday 20th October - LiveSoc Weekly Jam in the Clubs and Socs Room (3-6pm)
Saturday 27th October - LiveSoc Weekly Jam in the Clubs and Socs Room (3-6pm)

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 (2018-19) 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. Please also note that we 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 visit the events section of our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LiveMusicSociety/

We hold two annual gigs, the 'Freshers Gig', during October and the 'LiveSoc Summer Gig' held just before the Summer Exam period. Both events consist of 5 local bands of various genres. We offer different bands every time to suit as many musical tastes as possible. It's only £3.50 for 5 quality bands and a cracking evening of musical delights. Tickets for these gigs will be available online from the SUSU Box Office.

Plus, we run an after-party to a local public house establishment to socialise with your fellow audience members and discuss the evening's entertainment.
This a great way to really get stuck in to the live music scene in Southampton!

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: wc3g16@soton.ac.uk (Will Clarke - President)

LiveSoc is fortunate to be in the position of having it's 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 Will Clarke who can be contacted using wc3g16@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 on Livesoc, join our Facebook group 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.

NameCostValid PeriodDetailsJoin
Free MembershipFREE01/09/2018 - 31/08/2019Free membership of the Live Music Society
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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