Wynona Bleach all ages Album Preview POSTPONED

In order to play our part in maintaining the health and welfare of our participants, staff, facilitators, audiences and volunteers, we have taken the decision to postpone this Friday’s Volume Control event.

Rest assured that we are working hard to find a new date for the show and this will be announced in due course.

If you have any questions please feel free to send us a message.

Thanks for your continued support of young people and the local music scene!

Oh Yeah Music Centre Update on Covid-19 Concerns


With the ongoing developments and concerns about Covid-19 we wanted to let you know about the additional cleaniness measures that we have implemented. The health and welfare of Oh Yeah’s staff, tenants, visitors, (we should add- participants, audiences, volunteers, facilitators and other centre users is our top priority. 


Here are the measures that Oh Yeah staff are undertaking to help prevent the spread of the virus and help protect users of the centre.

·       The frequency of our normal cleaning schedules have been increased, and additional measures are being taken in our rehearsal rooms.

·       “High-touch” surfaces such as door handles, lift buttons etc are now being treated with additional disinfectant throughout the day. 

·       Our public bathrooms are fully stocked with soap and signs have been placed throughout to instruct on safe hand washing techniques

·       We have implemented a non hand shake policy in the centre

·       Visitors are being asked to wash their hands upon entry to the centre

·       We would encourage customers to please pay by contactless debit or credit card where possible

We are taking instruction from Government and the Public Health Agency and as such we remain open as normal at present. We recognise that due to conflicting information and the fluidity of the situation this may change and as such we will update in due course. 

OK? In support of mental health and suicide prevention

“OK? is a music and arts festival in support of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. 


To celebrate community and to encourage asking the question… Are you ok?”


Raising money for Aware NI, PIPS and Help Musicians


Belfast
Saturday 28th March 2020 6pm – late
The Telegraph Building TICKETS ON SALE – 9am Thurs 5th March 

Tickets available at www.shine.net and Ticketmaster outlets 


The Lifeline number is 0808 808 8000 lines are open 24/7 This is a free helpline service www.lifelinehelpline.info@helplinesni


Directories of Services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing across NI:  https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/directory-services-help-improve-mental-health-and-emotional-wellbeing

Mix It Up! with More Volume and Boy’s Model

More Volume, our second events promotion mentoring scheme linked to the local community, is back with another exciting gig! This time, it’s in partnership with Belfast Boy’s Model School and with one great line-up of DJs…

Gleave Dobbin + Ross B2B Daniel
With a special performance from the Class Band

Get down early to get a free glow stick!

This gig is open to ALL AGES, which means that there will be NO ALCOHOL served on the night nor allowed in the building.

Tickets available here

Girls Rock School NI presents The Big IWD Gig!

Girls Rock! has a new side activity, and it’s to put badass gigs with local female artists, as well as their own recruits!
They’ve chosen to start strong with the celebration of a significant date: International Women’s Day.

The gig itself will be on Sat. 7 March and will showcase Problem Patters, Gender Chores, Alumna and Sasha Samara (+ a special DJ set by Sister Ghost and Heart Shaped)

Get your tickets here now: http://bit.ly/2T5bxja

£7 / £5 for student or underwaged

Volume Control is recruiting

Volume Control is an award winning youth events and industry enterprise mentoring programme.

The aim of the project is to support young people aged 14-19 in developing, planning, and delivering their own live music events by providing mentoring and a dedicated space, that will give them the opportunity, skills and confidence to realise their full potential.

In the process of doing this they also learn about several other elements of working in the music sector from artist liaison and booking acts, to press and promotion, stage management, sound engineering, ticketing, and more.

The young people involved will meet regularly at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, mostly after school hours, to organise a few gigs a year from scratch. They are accompanied by Oh Yeah Centre and music industry mentors to help them.

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, contact volumecontrol@ohyeahbelfast.com or caoimhe@ohyeahbelfast.com and request an application form. The deadline for applying is February 28 at 5pm.

To see what it is concretely to be part of Volume Control, check out their socials:

http://www.facebook.com/volumecontrolbelfast/

Terri Hooley’s Last Ever… Hooley’s Hootenanny

He’ll be playing records at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast, rocking into the New Year with his legendary wit, humanity and fine company. Terri started DJing at the age of 13 in church halls in east Belfast. His Hootenanny will take place a week after his 71st birthday. That’s 58 years of singular joy. “I’d rather go out with a bit of a bang than just fade,” he says. “when there’s a big crowd and everybody’s having a good time, and you’re bouncing about the stage like a three year old – it’s just an amazing feeling”

The Hootenanny will also be the start of the Goodbye Vibrations Tour 2020. Terri will say his farewells to the Irish music scene with 20 DJ nights across the year in various Irish locations. This will be a victory lap for the man whose life and achievements were celebrated in Good Vibrations, the film and then the sold-out stage play at the Lyric Theatre.

Don’t miss your chance to see the man in his natural habit, surrounded by great tunes, playing the soundtrack to a remarkable, intoxicating life. “It’s the greatest drug in the world for me!” he confesses.

Women’s Work 2019 · 5-9 June · Programme Details Announced

Guilty Feminist, FairPlé, Hannah Peel, Alana Henderson, Queen Zee, Brigid O’Neill and more set for Women’s Work.

The Oh Yeah Music Centre has announced the details of its fourth Women’s Work programme. The festival, which is an annual celebration of women in music, will take place across five days and nights and includes a range of activities that are open to all genders and include showcases, gigs, special events, panels, talks, and workshops.

One of the highlights for 2019 includes the Belfast debut of The Guilty Feminist. The award winning Podcast presented by Deborah Frances-White will be recorded live at the Limelight 1 on Saturday 8th June.

The festival also involves shows from Alana Henderson at the Strand, a Start Together party with Queen Zee at the Limelight 2, and Hannah Peel will be taking part in the Oh Yeah Getting To Know series. Derry author Geraldine Quigley of ‘Music Love Drugs War’ will be talking to Women Aloud. Weather permitting, Brigid O’Neill is this years’ intimate rooftop artist at Oh Yeah, and Bird & Bramble is paying tribute to Blondie. There’s a screening of Bad Reputation, which documents the story of Joan Jett, and there’s a women of Irish Hip Hop night presented by Elixer.

The programme is busy and there’s also the annual Women’s Work Showcase to look forward to. This event will play host to the freshest new sounds from the likes of Wynona Bleach, Molly Sterling, DENA, Gemma Bradley, Gender Chores and more!

Several workshops, talks and advice sessions will feature from the likes of Girls Rock School NI, Female DIY Tribe, GIRL and Musicians’ UnionEscuelas de Paz & Beyond Skin will also host a conversation with special guest Genesis, a Columbian Beauty Queen, activist and musician, which is sure to be a fascinating discussion.

Underpinning four of the events this year is ‘Women In Music’, a funding initiative through Help Musicians NI. One of these is FairPlé, a campaign to achieve gender balance in Traditional Music and Folk. They will present a series of talks and discussions at the Duncairn Arts Centre.

Women’s Work is supported by Help Musicians NI and Keith Millar regional manager said, “Everyone at Help Musicians NI is really pleased to be continuing our collaboration, as official charity partner to the fantastic Women’s Work festival, into a third year. The goals of the charity and Women’s Work are very much in tandem as we push to build, support and nurture diversity in the music industry. In that spirit, in addition to our own activity, we are very pleased to have four of the recipients of our Women In Music (WiM) NI Fund showcasing at this year’s festival. The WiM NI Fund is a bespoke fund specific to NI launched at Women’s Work in 2018, which is designed to support organisations and established collectives working to promote gender equality and the role of women in music. At Help Musicians NI we’re proud and excited to see the fruits of some of our beneficiaries’ labours displayed at the festival one year on.”

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey said:

“Belfast boasts a vibrant and diverse music scene that everyone can be proud of. Our reputation for developing world- class talent continues to grow from strength to strength and the contribution women make to that success cannot be underestimated.

 “The Women’s Work Festival programme is packed full of fantastic events, celebrating the positive impact of women in the local music scene. I am delighted to be part of the launch today and I would encourage as many people as possible to get involved and enjoy what the festival has to offer.”

Charlotte Dryden of Oh Yeah said:

“It’s shaping up to be another brilliant year. We’re absolutely delighted that the Guilty Feminist is making its Belfast debut as part of the festival. As for the rest of the programme, the level of collaborative working, shared ideas and ethos is humbling and it makes us proud to be able to facilitate, host and showcase so many initiatives. Thanks to Help Musicians NI for getting behind the festival, their support has been solid and we are proud to partner with them again for 2019.”

The Festival runs 5th – 9th June.

A fresh new website goes live on April 11th.

For full details go to www.womensworkni.co.uk