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We are the Live Music Society! We’re a group of musicians, audio engineers and music lovers, all sharing a common passion for great music!

Our goal is simple: to offer you a platform to perform music during your time at UCL. From relaxed Open Mic Nights on our home turf in Mully’s, to intimate acoustic sets in The Print Room; at dimly lit bars in Camden and hidden basement venues in Shoreditch, with our series of London Gig Nights; amidst awe-inspiring musical sparring alongside friends at our annual Battle of the Bands, and even in the hedonistic maximalism of Rhapsody 2020, this year’s iteration of our award-winning annual Bloomsbury Theatre Show – we hope to provide a unique and memorable experience for each of our members. Alongside all of these live events, we are also privileged enough to see the very best of UCL’s musical talent in The Bloomsbury Sessions: our annual album, comprised entirely of our members’ original music – irrespective of genre or style.

Yet, much as our programme of performance opportunities is central to our society, we recognise that participating in and enjoying music has always been as much about community as musicianship. So, whether it’s at one of our many socials – featuring album listening parties, society meals, and nights out – or one of our events, we look forward to inviting you into our society! Our committee will be present at all our activities, and are a great source of knowledge about gigging around London, university and society mechanics, and musical information in general – and are eager to help you out. Should you be interested in forming a band, we also moderate the UCL Musician’s Noticeboard, a fantastic way to get in touch with new bandmates and musicians.

All of our members vary considerably in their musical background, and even if you already consider yourself a virtuoso, or are just starting out in music, you are very welcome to come to one of our usual haunts to play a few songs with us, have a go at mixing a band, or to simply have a listen and enjoy the night.

If all you are looking for is a space to rehearse, we are fortunate enough to have the Soundproof Room (SPR), located in the basement of the Lewis Building, and bookable for free by our members. The room is equipped with a PA, drum kit, guitar and bass amplifiers, piano and keyboard – and is the perfect space to practice on campus. Once you have purchased membership, you can access the portal found on our website, Facebook group, and here.

While all of our gigs and events are free to attend, after Fresher’s Fortnight only members may perform, tech, or use the SPR. For more specific information on booking the SPR, Rhapsody, and all of our shows and events, please visit our website. To keep up with what we currently have on, please visit our social media pages, especially our Facebook Page and our slightly more interactive Facebook Group, and feel free to drop us an email or a Facebook message with any queries you have.