Jamming Station is a hub where artists can connect and grow creatively through crafting ideas, making music and performing. Exciting projects support young people to strengthen their voice and expression, helping them to step up in their lives with greater confidence and resilience. Whatever the ability or background, we offer young people the opportunity to develop core skills, gain valuable experience and find the inspiration to reach high in their lives. The organisation is founded on the understanding that engaging in music can be transformative and empowering, can inspire social change and create a culture of respect for individuals and communities.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Having two drummers in the family Jacqui was accustomed to noise! But it was only when her son kept bringing home a gang of friends who crammed themselves into a very small attic room to ‘rehearse’ that Jacqui Perks realised that there was nowhere in Totnes for kids to get together outside of school to chill and make some music.
So she set her mind to find somewhere that she could hire. Along with Lee Friese-Greene and later Beth Coombes they loaded up their cars every week with drum kit and amps and hired the local Youth Club. It soon became evident that they needed some decent PA and new instruments so in 2013, thanks to the Big Lottery, they went shopping and hired a bigger venue.
Six years on and Jamming Station has grown into a highly respected youth music project which provides a valuable platform of regular sessions in towns, community centres, skate parks and local venues.
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