Event format

Main room

Half an hour dedicated to the relatively inexperienced. Anyone would be welcome to get up and discover what it’s like to perform solo on a stage.

Scope for fledgling singer songwriters to perform their own work, and also for artists to perform acoustic covers.

Paid month long residencies for bands that have little or no experience performing live. Aim is to help these develop into more seasoned acts that can capture the interest of bookers.

This is aimed at seasoned musicians (both electric and acoustic) and can function as a live rehearsal, a way to test new material, try out new equipment, break in new members or even as an opportunity for newly formed bands to debut. If a anyone is short a player then someone for our house band will attempt to substitute.

Also known as… Live Karaoke!
Anyone who has some experience as a vocalist, or who excels at karaoke would be welcome to perform standard covers with backing from our house band. Click below for the song list!

An opportunity for people to play improvised music together, along with our session musicians.

Production suite

Access to audio recording and video streaming technology, including a Tascam DA64 64-track digital recorder, a Tricaster TC1 live video mixing console, and coming soon Mac Studio workstations running Reaper and Final Cut. This is under the supervision of an experienced AV technician, who can provide training & assistance. Participants can also take audio/video data away to edit & mix.

Conference room

We’ll be hosting a series of workshops on different aspects of the music business, hosted by various guest speakers, covering topics such as:

• organisation & rehearsals
• artist management
• booking & scheduling
• graphic design
• branding & merchandising
• artist promotion
• dealing with venues and engineers
• tour management & logistics
• finances
• copyright & other legal aspects
• instrument maintenance, setup & tuning
• PA setup and configuration
• starting your own music related business

If you’re interested in sponsoring and/or hosting one of the Magma workshops, then please contact us via email.