FAQS: A Week With Honeyfeet

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These are the FAQs for A Week With Honeyfeet – a week of music making and recording for musicians aged 16-21.

FAQS: A Week With Honeyfeet
16th May 2022

These are the FAQs for A Week With Honeyfeet – a week of music making and recording for musicians aged 16-21.

These are the FAQs for A Week With Honeyfeet – a week of music making and recording for musicians aged 16-21.

If you have any questions that aren’t covered below, please contact Tim Chatterton at tim@brightersound.com or call 0161 546 5334 (leave a message and we’ll get back to you).

What will we be doing?

Over the course of the week you’ll be collaborating with other musicians to create original new music which you’ll record professionally, with guidance and support from the band Honeyfeet. There’ll also be workshops with industry professionals covering topics like mental health and wellbeing. 

Can I work on my own music during the week?

You won’t be working on your individual music. Instead you’ll be collaborating with other participants and Honeyfeet to create brand new music from scratch that you will record together. However please submit examples of your own music in the application form to help us get a better idea of what you do musically and the level you’re working at. 

I’m in a band/group, can we submit an application together?

We can’t accept applications from bands or groups, but you’re welcome to apply independently.

Do I need to attend all of the dates? 

This is a collaborative project with musicians working together across 5 days to create and record new music. For this reason, we expect participants to attend all days from 10am-4pm on Monday 4 – Friday 8 July. If there’s a date or time that you will struggle to make please let us know in the application form. We will be giving priority to applicants who can commit to all five days.

I will find it difficult to travel, is there any support you can provide? 

Yes, we can reimburse the cost of travel to and from sessions via public transport (bus, train, tram) with proof of receipt/ticket. Please tell us in your application form if this would be useful to you. This information will be confidential between you and the project manager/coordinator.

What will you ask in the application form? 

We’ll ask a few details about you and the instruments you play, plus the following three questions:

  1. Tell us a bit about you, your music and your career to date.
    This could include information about the music you play or write, any education and training you’ve received, previous creative/collaborative experiences, or anything else that you feel is relevant.
  2. Why are you interested in taking part in this project?
    Tell us what attracted you to this project and why you want a place. For example, why does this project excite you? Or what do you like about Honeyfeet?
  3. What would you like to achieve by taking part?
    Think about your musical ambitions and what plans you have for your future career, and then think about what will help you take a step closer to this in the short term. For example, a specific musical skill you want to develop during the residency, personal development, inspiration, networking etc. Or maybe you’re excited about the kind of music you might create!

Do I need to submit examples of my music? 

Yes – we will need to listen to your music to be able to make a decision about your application. This can be a phone recording of you performing, or a link to music you’ve written or performed. If you’re submitting a piece by a group, band or ensemble, you’ll need to tell us your role in this.

How will you decide who gets a place?

We only have limited places available so unfortunately not everyone who applies will get a place. We will be listening to your music and reading (or listening to) your answers to the three application questions, and will make a decision based on:

  • Your attitude towards collaboration, and ability to work with others
  • Your energy and enthusiasm for the project
  • You musical experience and ambitions
  • The potential impact taking part may have on your creative career or personal development

If I don’t get selected, is there anything I can do?

Unfortunately we don’t have enough places to accept everyone. But please don’t take it personally if we can’t offer you a place this time! We deliver a range of music making projects to get involved in, so make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter and follow us on social media.

I find it hard to write my answers, can I apply in another way?

Yes! If you’d prefer to submit a video or audio recording of you answering the questions, we have a separate form where you can do this. If you submit a video application you don’t need to be talking to the camera. 

If you have any specific access needs, please let us know. For example if you’d prefer to apply over the phone, please get in touch and we can arrange a time to chat. Our company email address is info@brightersound.com and our phone number is 0161 546 5334. Please leave us a message and we’ll get back to you.

I live outside of the locations you’ve said this project is open to. Can I still apply?

We receive funding from Youth Music to support musicians in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside so unfortunately cannot accept applications from participants outside of this area. We offer a range of music making projects for musicians across the North of England so please look out for future opportunities on our website. 

I’m just under or above the age range (16-21), can I still apply?

This project is a development opportunity open to young people who are working towards a career in music, but would benefit from further support to help them progress. If this sounds like you but you fall outside of the age range please get in touch and we can have a chat.

We also offer a range of music making projects for musicians of all ages so we would recommend keeping an eye on our website and social media for future projects.

I have a question that hasn’t been covered in the FAQs. How can I contact you?

Simply contact Tim Chatterton at tim@brightersound.com. Or our company email address is info@brightersound.com and our phone number is 0161 546 5334. Leave us a message and we’ll get back to you.