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Saturday 25 October 2014
2 – 4pm
The Finsbury, N4 1BY


Robert Castelli Masterclass

On October 25th, Elephant Drums are hosting a drumming workshop and clinic with master drummer Robert Castelli as part of his UK tour.

This is a super-exciting event described by Rhythm Magazine as “A feast of styles, from World Music to tasteful brushwork”

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Saturday 25th October 2014, 2pm

Drum master class with Robert Castelli

Bringing New York street funk together with influences from Latin, Brazilian, African & Eastern music in a truly original way. Robert Castelli is in London for a run of dates with his Boom Quartet and takes the afternoon off from his busy schedule to spend time sharing his knowledge and passion for drumming.

Elephant Drums has organised this unique event, which will focus on developing Groove and Independence. Suitable for all ages and all levels.

The event is open to the public and tickets and further information can be found via the Elephant Drums website:

Introducing a new music project in London for young people aged 13-18.

Sound It Out

From the 11th to 16th August participants will experiment, jam and create music to be performed at a live gig on Saturday 16th August 2014.

Sound It Out

Elephant Drums is co-hosting a series of band workshops this Summer for young people aged 13-18.

The “Sound It Out” workshops are to take place during August 2014 at a music centre in South London.

The workshops follow a similar format to JamSocial, featuring workshops in a range of topics around band performance skills. The week-long project will culminate in a final public performance, showcasing the music that the participants have created.

To take part in Sound It Out register at

Thanks to everyone in our Facebook Group we have fixed a date and time for the next session and selected the songs for the workshop.

New Format

This session will be a slightly new format for JamSocial. The afternoon will be hosted by Zoe Konez and Will Connor and the focus is on the band as a whole rather than individual instruments.

New Venue

We’re at a new venue for JamSocial – The Finsbury in Manor House. This is an excellent live music venue which has been refurbished over the New Year with a state-of-the-art PA system and a new stage.

The Music

We’ve worked out special versions of the songs to use as a starting point for the workshop and jam sessions. The focus for the workshop is on making the band work as a whole, it’s not really about “learning” the songs strictly. You’ll receive your workshop pack by email if you register to take part. You’ll need to spend a little bit of time to look over the material in advance of the session to become familiar with it – but don’t worry it’s not too complicated!

Contact us & Register


Taking Part

Please send us a message with your name and instrument to register interest in taking part.  It’s first-come-first-served! Please get in there quickly as this is likely to be oversubscribed.

There are 12 participant places available at this JamSocial. It is going to be the most intimate event yet – with lots of individual attention. These places are £20 each.

If you want to come along to socialise and learn from watching the workshop (but not play on stage) then we’ve got a limited number of “audience” tickets available for £5. To make the event a success we need to limit the number of performers on stage during the workshop to ensure everyone gets a fair chance to play.

The performers spaces are first-come-first-served. If we are oversubscribed beyond the 12 performers, then you’ll be offered an “audience” ticket which means you’ll be involved in the workshop as far as is reasonably possible but we can’t guarantee you’ll get to go on-stage.  However, if someone drops out or doesn’t turn up on the day you’ll have first priority to take their space.

JamSocial & London Summer Jam 2013

Sunday 29 September

LSJ September 2013

FREE FESTIVAL of music making

London Summer Jam (#LSJ) encourages musicians of all levels to come and play together, to celebrate making music and jamming and to be proud to be musicians of all levels. Shortlisted by fan votes, UK Festival Awards 2012 Best Metropolitan Festival category, #LSJ brings a mix of great bands, fun jamming and making music to the masses. Come and “Get your music out!”.

JamSocial Music Workshop at LSJ

Join us at 5pm at The Bedroom Bar, 62 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY.

There’s no need to bring any equipment to the workshop part of the event at 5pm, but you may need to bring instruments if you wish to take part in the jam sessions / open mic sessions earlier in the day at the Hoxton Pony, or later in the evening at The Bedroom Bar.

View the Facebook Event for more details.

For regular updates follow @LondonSummerJam on Twitter

London Summer Jam (#LSJ) returns! #LSJ encourages musicians of all levels to come and play together, to celebrate making music and jamming and be proud to be musicians of all levels.

London Summer Jam LSJ

Shortlisted by fan votes for UK Festival Awards 2012 Best Metropolitan Festival category, #LSJ brings a mix of great bands, fun jamming and making music to the masses.

Come and Get your music out.

29 September 2013


The Hoxton Pony (12 – 5pm)
The Bedroom Bar (5pm – 1am)

Visit the LSJ Website | Follow LSJ on Twitter

Weekly Band Builder Sessions begin on the 8th September

Your opportunity to build a band from scratch and perform at a real gig via a course of workshops and facilitated rehearsals.

  • 5 X Workshop Sessions
  • 6 X Facilitated Rehearsals
  • 1 X Performance
Application Form

The workshops and rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons from 8th September to 6th October, with an extra rehearsal in the evening of the 7th October and the performance in the evening of the 8th October.