Sing City Spring 2016: Film and Music Masterclass with Josephine

  • Wednesday | 23.03.16
  • 12.00am
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Free event, must ...

Brighter Sound is delighted to welcome critically acclaimed musician Josephine for a one-off Sing City masterclass exploring film and music.

Josephine is an English singer-songwriter with Jamaican and Liberian roots. Her upbringing is reflected in her songs that cover a variety of genres from gospel and country to soul music. Her debut album ‘Portrait’ which was produced by Leo Abrahams, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim.

She manages the rare feat of creating something both novel and nostalgic, yet with an identity entirely its own” – Al Fox, BBC

Oniyama was one of 13 artists to be chosen to take part in Brighter Sound and Band on the Wall’s week long residency with Mercury Prize winner Beth Orton.

In this masterclass, Josephine reflects on how working with Brighter Sound has enabled her to take on some really demanding projects, including a film and music project in Wuhan, China. The session will give young songwriters the opportunity to explore the different ways film can inspire music. This masterclass is essential for anyone interested in learning new and creative songwriting techniques from an experienced musician at the top of her game.

Additional information

This film and music masterclass with Josephine is part of Sing City, Brighter Sound’s songwriting and vocal collective for young musicians.

Our free Sing City sessions continue to build, develop and nourish the talent of young people by incorporating regular performance opportunities, guest masterclasses and special workshops into our programme. Sessions are led by a team of expert vocalists and music educators who all work professionally in the music industry. This fantastic team includes Sara Lowes (solo artist and composer), Yvonne Shelton (Gloria Estefan, Simply Red, George Michael), Liam Frost (solo artist and with Tokolosh band) as well as a number of guest musicians.

At the end of every month, there is a Sing City Live under 18’s performance night where everybody comes together to perform live on stage at Manchester’s iconic music venue Band on the Wall. Book a ticket to the final Sing City Live of the term on Weds 30 Mar (7-9pm) here.

Open to under 13-25’s. Free, but booking is required as places are limited.

More info: 0161 830 3899 |

Full Sing City Spring Programme

January: Project Jam Sandwich

Weds 13 and 20 Jan, 6-8pm: Project Jam Sandwich workshops

Weds 27 Jan, 7-9pm: Sing City Live with Project Jam Sandwich

February: Young Composers

Weds 3 and 10 Feb, 6-8pm: Sing City session

Weds 24 Feb, 6-8pm: Young Composers Workshop (Open to 13-25’s)

March: A Tale of Two Cities

Weds 2 Mar, 6-8pm: Sing City session

Weds 9 Mar and 16 Mar, 6-8pm: A Tale of Two Cities

Weds 23 Mar, 6-8pm: Film and Music masterclass with special guest Josephine (Open to 13-25’s)

Weds 30 Mar, 7-9pm: Sing City Live with Wildflowers: A Tale of Two Cities