Band workshop to be held in Buxted

A four-day band workshop is to be held next week organised by Uckfield guitarist Alex Butler and drummer Charlie Simpson from the successful blues/rock band Red

The course Buxted Primary School from Monday to Thursday, October 26 to 29.

The Red Butler Music School is designed to provide fun opportunities for young musicians, aged seven to 14, to play and learn in bands under the guidance of enthusiastic and professional tutors.

Skills and teamwork will be developed and at the end of the course a live performance will be recorded as a souvenir of the experience.

Alex said: “We will look at influences, techniques, team building, listening skills, writing, stage presence and there will be the opportunity to try a variety of instruments.”

The course will run daily from 10am to 4pm and there will be members of staff on site from 9am-5pm for pick up and drop-off.

The course cost is £125 for the four days and the youngsters are asked to bring a packed lunch each day.

The tutors are DBS checked and fully insured. Both Alex and Charlie are experienced musicians having performed live and recorded with various bands or undertaken solo projects.

Please email for an application form.

Follow these links to the Red Butler Music School website and to the school’s Facebook page.


Red Butler. Alex Butler and Charlie Simpson of the Red Butler Music School are on the left.


Red Butler in action.

• Red Butler performs at festivals up and down the country and were runners up in the Emerging Artist of the Year category in the British Blues Awards. Alex Butler was also voted runner-up in the Young Artist of the Year category.

• On Saturday (October 24) the band will be competing for the chance to enter the 6th European Blues Challenge to be held in Torrita di Siena, Italy 2016. The challenge is taking place at the Boom Boom Club at Sutton Football Club in front of a panel of judges. Ticket information here.

• Contact details for Red Butler can be found 24/7 in their listing in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the band name or search in categories for bands or music.

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