Bluescamp UK is a three-day learning experience of Blues, Rock and Jazz for vocalists and backing vocalists, saxophonists, guitarists (electric and acoustic), bassists, drummers and keyboard players of all ages and abilities.
Meet like-minded, music loving people in a nurturing environment at Tonbridge School in Kent, and enjoy playing, learning, developing and generally having a great time! We will assess your level of playing to ensure you get the most from your time at Bluescamp UK and so that we can tailor your time with us.
We cater to each individual’s needs as much as possible, from beginners to advanced musicians. Each year the days are structured to suit you, making it a relaxing and enjoyable weekend for everyone. The weekend culminates in a live performance where groups debut songs written over the 3 days.
Informal lessons and practical workshops cover aspects of contemporary music, including chords, scales and uses in performance-related areas and improvisation. There is a section on songwriting where you will be able to perform your own work as part of a band.
Subjects covered in the three-day course include live performance tips, chord and scale theory, bass playing, drumming and singing. This is by no means a definitive list, however. Ultimately, our tutors tailor the experience around you and what it is you want to achieve. We aim to make it a fun experience!
Visit our blog to get a taste for previous Bluescamp weekends.
The weekend will follow a flexible schedule, depending on the attendees, the skill levels and the types of things people would like to do. It all culminates in a live performance on the Sunday, at the end of the weekend, where bands will play a few numbers and also debut songs that they've written over the weekend.
This year we welcomed percussionist Neil Burgess to our tutoring skill set. Neil brought a new dimension to the songs and we had great fun working with him.
We are very lucky for 2019 to welcome Amber Taylor-Groves, a talented singer who will be concentrating on mentoring backing vocalists.