EYE & YOYO youth café developed and released an album of original songs called Music Jam Originals written by young people from the greater Mullingar area in 2020 during COVID-19 restrictions.
From that experience our young people wanted to extend the experience and learn how to use the equipment to record and produce songs. The experience of making the Music Jam Originals album was filmed and a documentary accompanied the album which premiered on 8th December last year on YouTube and has currently been viewed in its entirety over 900 times. It is now on Spotify and all major streaming platforms
From the interest and requests of young people we designed a new programme called The Music Box Studio Experience. The Music Box Studio is the name of our recording, rehearsal and performing facilities in EYE & YoYo Youth Café. The music box is used continually by young and not so young bands and solo artists and gives a space where bands can form and rehearse; have access to musical and recording equipment and a space to write songs collaboratively.
Aim of the Music Box Studio Experience: To provide young artists with the tools, skills, and ability to develop and produce original songs, music, and film to produce and Electronic Press Kit. Young artists will explore a diverse range of situations which will offer experiences and insights into their practice as song writers, music, and film producers.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.