Weapons of Sound
Weapons of Sound - the most innovative and original purveyors of junk-percussion music - have developed an exciting new range of workshops, which can add an unforgettable new dimension to your conference or training event.
Teams of highly experienced workshoppers work with groups ranging in size from 10 to 1000 people, developing their creative skills and bringing them together in a mass celebratory finale. Spirits are lifted and barriers broken down.
They provide a range of multi-coloured, recycled instruments including gas pipes, shopping trolleys, plastic barrels, buckets, lids and even the kitchen sink. In the past they have also incorporated the client's products as instruments (obviously not a great selling point if working for glassware manufacturers!)
The experience has many obvious benefits for the client:
- Challenging - yet safe and positive
- Enhances creativity
- Brings people together
- Increases confidence
- Ability to look at things from a new angle
- Last but not least - it is brilliant fun!
The workshop sessions can be combined with a breathtaking performance by the full Weapons of Sound ensemble. The band have worked for most of the leading production companies and have thrilled audiences at corporate events in the UK and on the continent. Dare to be different and try the workshop experience!
In January 1993 the Weapons of Sound junk funk extravaganza began its frenzied journey through the uncharted realms of all things bashable. Kitchen sinks, gas pipes, shopping trolleys, plastic barrels, scaffolding . . . nothing escaped in the initial clamour to build bold and beatable instruments.
Springing out of a series of workshops run by the Wren Trust, the group's developmental stages saw them appear on Channel 4's "The Big Breakfast" and at the Glastonbury Festival within just a few months of their conception.
Since 1993 the band have performed over 2000 gigs and led countless workshops, entertaining thousands of people with their unique brand of funk-fuelled junk percussion. Over 200 people have passed through the ranks, with just a handful of originals left in the current line-up. Today's Weapons of Sound is a professional crew of experienced workshop leaders and polished junk-percussionists who travel the world over, entertaining and motivating audiences.
In recent years Weapons of Sound have performed at the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, played by Royal Appointment at the Party in the Palace, launched the XBOX in Cannes, played Glastonbury and Reading Festivals to wide critical acclaim, spearheaded the national "Reth!ink Rubb!sh" campaign and given thousands of young people the opportunity to learn about how fun (and noisy!) recycling can be through their junk percussion workshops!
For Corporate Events Weapons of Sound offer a wide variety of performance and workshop solutions which can be tailored to suit the requirements of any event and venue. They have a proven track record and have worked with many high profile clients and production companies both in the UK and abroad - very interactive, different and great fun!