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We are the Live Music Society! We're a group of musicians, sound technicians and music lovers who all have a passion for great music! We provide a variety of platforms for performances, including fortnightly Open Mic nights and Print Room Gigs, monthly gigs at The Albany on Great Portland Street and an annual Battle of the Bands competition. This year will also mark our fourth Rhapsody, our annual Theatre show for which society members arrange, direct, produce and then perform the most ambitious numbers we can find. We also run the Bloomsbury Sessions in collaboration with UCL Film Society, where we film and record live sessions of original songs written by our members before releasing them online - you can find those here.

Our members are hugely varied in their musical background, and so whether you deem yourself an old-hand on the open mic circuit, want some experience in mixing or recording live bands, or you're just learning your first guitar chords, you are very welcome to come and visit us in one of our usual haunts to play us a few songs, have a go at mixing, or simply have a listen. For those who are looking for bandmates whilst at university, we moderate the UCL Musicians' Noticeboard, which is a great platform for musicians to find one another. If you're interested in honing your skill a little more, we also host a range of workshops throughout the year including songwriting, vocal technique and sound tech.

We are lucky enough as a society to have the Soundproof Room, found in the basement of the Lewis Building, which can only be booked by Live Music members. The room is equipped with a full drum kit, piano, keyboard, bass cabinet, guitar amps and a PA with multiple vocal mics, and is ideal for practicing with your band.

Whilst anybody can come to our Open Mic Nights, Gigs, Battle of the Bands or Rhapsody, members not only have the ability to take part as performers or sound technicians, but will also have discounts to our ticketed events.

For more information, head over to our website or social media pages. Be sure to like our Facebook Page and join our slightly more interactive Facebook Group to keep up with what's on!