Oh Yeah Music Centre

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Oh Yeah Music Centre
15-21 Gordon Street
Belfast
BT1 2LG
United Kingdom

Sectors

Arts

The Oh Yeah music centre is a former bonded whiskey warehouse in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast's cultural district. It measures 14 500 square feet over three floors.

Oh Yeah was recognised as a charity in 2008. Since moving into the building in 2007, we have hosted live events with the likes of Elbow, The Undertones, Gary Lightbody, Ash, Duke Special, Two Door Cinema Club, General Fiasco, Lisa Hannigan, Georgie Fame, Foy Vance, Iain Archer, James Walsh from Starsailor, Wilko Johnson and Jello Biafra.

Our mission statement is: “Open Doors To Music Potential”. We aim to be accessible to everyone. Oh Yeah is a charity and a social enterprise. We provide affordable rehearsal space and a venue that is amendable to under 18s. We have a permanent music exhibition, a café space, a privately run recording studio, a song writing room, various small office units for start-up businesses and areas where workshops, meetings and seminars are held.

The Oh Yeah vision was born in December 2005, from a conversation between Belfast music industry people and the band Snow Patrol. It was constituted in 2007. The belief is that music is one of the great resources in Northern Ireland, a catalytic agent that changes lives for the better.

We have worked with organisations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, The Equality Commission, The Prince's Trust, Include Youth, Opportunity Youth, UnLtd and Common Purpose.

In 2008 we released an album, 'The Oh Yeah Sessions'. In 2010 we released a 12 track compilation of new talent, 'Oh Yeah Contenders'.

We have staged events for the Ulster Bank Festival at Queens, The Open House Festival, The Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival and the Trans Festival.

A series of outreach programmes have provided training to disadvantaged young people in the fields of music photography, vocal skills, rap, drumming and DJ skills.

Oh Yeah Music Centre's Content

Event
Art & Culture Informal Meetup

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Our panel of musicians, authors and activists consider the power of music to inspire change, via discussion and playlist.
Belfast
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Art & Culture Conference Seminar Training/Advice

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Keeping the conversation going on the topics that are affecting musicians and the industry as a whole.
Belfast
Event
Art & Culture Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Oh Yeah Music Centre

A must-attend for performers, musicians, managers and record labels seeking to understand the role of PPL.
Belfast
Event
Art & Culture Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Fast-paced one-to-one meetings with key music industry specialists.
Belfast
Event
Art & Culture Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Oh Yeah Music Centre

90-minute introductory tutorial for writers and managers on the basis of PRS for Music.
Belfast
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Art & Culture Seminar Training/Advice

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Learn about the DIY and digital tools available to publicise your music
Belfast

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Stuart Bailie
  • Donna Morrow
  • Amy Salmon
  • Sian Mulholland