The official launch event for The Brentford Project Summer Series: Beats of Brentford is on Saturday 1 June. A not-to-be-missed day of live music and performances, free interactive classes and workshops, and an eclectic range of food and drinks.
You can’t ignore West London’s rich musical history. Once the stomping ground of the Rolling Stones, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Who to name but a few, music runs deep in its veins. Today, there’s no denying this pocket of the capital is making some noise. With such an impressive musical heritage, it’s no surprise Brentford is harbouring some serious lyrical talent. This summer, we’re shining a light on that local musical talent, from old school jazz and blues to the latest sounds you need to hear.
Venue: 10am – 6pm, The Brentford Project, Catherine Wheel Road, Brentford, TW8 8BD
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You might not know the name Three Bears, but you’ll certainly know the artists they work with – from chart toppers James Arthur and Jessie J, to Aston Merrygold and Tokyo Myers, the company’s roster of artists reads like the top 40.
London-based music producers, Dantae Johnson and Pete Boxsta Martin, are the men behind Three Bears Ent. and The Woods Studios who have now teamed up with the Brentford Project to put on a show-stopping line-up of live acts, DJ sets and dance acts throughout the summer. That’s music to our ears.
Speaking about the summer series, Dantae says: “These events are going to be all about great music, amazing artists and high-class performances.”
Dantae and Pete are based at the Matrix Studios, already part of West London’s music scene. They see Brentford as an important hub for new music. “You can’t deny that West London is the home of music. It’s part of Brentford’s heritage, and with so many music companies in the area, it’s going to be a key part of London’s musical future too.”
BRENTFORD MUSICAL MUSEUM
Local favourite, Brentford’s very own Musical Museum, has welcomed visitors since 1963. Considered one of the most important collections of its kind in the world, the museum houses a unique selection of working automated instruments, alongside displays and interactive exhibits – including a formidable 90-year old Mighty Wurlitzer, which takes on a life of its own on stage. Want to understand the story of how people listen to music? This is the place to go.
General Manager, Ginette Kentish, said: “Our collection really is something special. Our mechanical musical instruments date mainly from around 1850 – 1930. As you walk through the museum, it tells the story of the production of music from the early stages to present day.”
One for the kids, the Musical Museum will host an interactive session on 1st June, where little visitors can get up close and personal with some of the museum’s collection, and, if they’re lucky, make a bit of noise themselves.
We look forward to welcoming you to a fantastic day at our Summer Series launch event.