Once a month, UCLU Live Music heads out from our usual haunt in Mully's to The Other Place, a basement bar beneath The Albany in Great Portland Street. These gigs provide a great way for musicians to play in a London Venue outside UCL, as well as being a great social event for the society. We have different bands each month and have had everything from rock to funk to indie singer-songwriters, as well as occasionally having bands from outside UCL.

Interested in playing an Albany gig? Send us in some recordings to su-livemusic@ucl.ac.uk and we will get in touch.

Are you a singer? An instrumentalist? A rapper? 

Whether you want to start writing music for the first time, or you've already released your second EP on iTunes, why not join us for our songwriting workshops?

Rather than being taught sessions, these workshops aim to provide an opportunity for musicians to share their music with each other, provide feedback, and encourage individuals to take up writing on a more regular basis. Musicians of all genres and instruments are welcome (musical diversity is encouraged)!

These will likely take place on Monday nights, but keep an eye on our Facebook for more info.

Open Mic Nights are usually run on a fortnightly basis, and acts can range from soloists to full bands, covering many genres. All performers must be members of UCL Live Music, but anybody can come and watch. Want to perform but want a band to play with? Why not post on the Musicians' Noticeboard, or even turn up on the night and a committee member may be able to point you in the direction of someone who could accompany you.

Open mic nights are also the perfect opportunity to hone those soundtech skills, or learn some new ones! Since the nights are informal, there's plenty of time to give beginners an opportunity to EQ an act with supervision, or for the slightly more advanced, an opportunity to practice mixing bands or setting up the stage. If you're interested in getting involved or having a go, be sure to make yourself known to a committee member and we can introduce you to the sound team, or get yourself along to an informal sound tech workshop during term time.