We Are Sound provides live, immersive, sound experiences to the general public, blurring the lines between fans & bands.
We started with a massive musical collective in Cambridge (and sometimes London) which is still running & gigging. The obsession behind it is to rework brilliant tracks by brilliant bands (both established and new talent) using around 130 vocalists / instrumentalists. Set lists range from Scandinavian soundscapes and soaring club anthems through to funk, indie anthems, Canadian introspection and electro-dub mixes are all explored at scale - it's epic, intense and euphoric. So far we've collaborated with Basement Jaxx, Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots), Dirty Freud, Boo Hewerdine & Megson... and more collaborations will be unveiled soon. If you want to get involved, take a look here.
But in early 2017 we had a sense that there was more we could do... after all, everyone is sound.
And so, during the course of late 2017 and early 2018 we started (and will be continuing throughout the year) a whole series of immersive events, all aimed at providing people with unusual, creative, quirky and unforgettable experiences, all driven by sound (and some cross-curations with other art forms too). The first of these was our 'In The Dark' gigs which sold out 19 shows and reached over 1200 people. If you like the sound of this, take a look at some of the immersive events we're hoping to cook up for Cambridge & London as the year progresses & let us know if you want in.
None of this would be possible without incredible support from some world-class sponsors. Have a look below to find out who.
In the field of sound design, Bobby Aitken is legendary. With projects including sound design for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympics, large scale arena opera productions, numerous West End musicals (Ghost, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You), and the Sochi Winter Olympics, Bobby advises and directs our sound as we take on increasingly diverse acoustic challenges.
We're delighted to also have Autograph Sound as our Event Sponsors. Autograph, led by Andrew Bruce, have over 40 years of experience in providing sound for global brands including The Royal Opera House, The National Theatre and numerous West End shows. They provide specialist sound kit to our gigs, helping with the amplification of the collective.
Ten Hats are our printing sponsors - and how incredibly important they are! Producing our fabulous posters, flyers and programmes (all designed by Richard Wolfstrome, below). It's brilliant to have them involved. They've supported us for two years now - so a massive thank you Dave Jones!
Richard Wolfstrome is the man behind our logo, our posters, our EP designs, our branding and our very lovely new business cards, deliciously produced by Moo. Richard is a place-maker, a fellow of the RSA, an award-winning creative, an expert in his field, a music lover and a great friend of ours. We love his work, and are massively appreciative of his support of us and Dosoco.