Presented by Brighter Sound

Free music-making sessions for instrumentalists, producers, rappers, singers (or any other kind of musician) aged 13-18.

About the project

Reverb is for you if you want to:

  • Meet and collaborate with other musicians your age
  • Develop skills in songwriting, production or playing in a band
  • Create new music, or develop some of your own ideas
  • Perform live on stage

Reverb is here to support young creatives to develop ideas and skills in a friendly, collaborative and supportive space. Each session is led by your interests. Tell us what you want to do and we’ll get you set up.

If you’re looking to play with others in a band or have a go at production, we’ll have instruments and computers available for you to use.

There’ll be opportunities to perform, but there’s no pressure. If you’d rather stick to working on tunes, and maybe recording some, that’s cool.

When and where

Reverb sessions are weekly on a Thursday during term time. They’ll take place between 6-8pm at Contact on:

    • 25 January
    • 1, 8, 15, 29 February
    • 7, 14, 21, 27/28 March

We'd love you to come to them all, but it's ok if you can’t make every date.

Who's involved

You'll be supported by experienced artists and facilitators, including:


Reverb is free to take part.

To help you get to and from the sessions, we can cover your travel costs on public transport.


Produced by Brighter Sounds. Supported by Contact, with funding from Youth Music, Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, GMCA and Foyle Foundation.

Fancy it?

Sign up using our Google Form.

If you're under 16, you'll need to ask a parent, carer or guardian for their consent.

If you'd prefer, the form can be completed over the phone.

Access Information

Contact has step-free access through the front door. All rooms are accessible via a lift, with various accessible toilets.

More information can be found here.

Safer Spaces and Safeguarding

At all of Brighter Sound's projects, they aim to create spaces that are welcoming, engaging and supportive. Spaces where everyone is able to be themselves, but also where abuse and discrimination are not tolerated.

Read their Safer Spaces Policy for more information.

Got questions?

Get in touch with Project Coordinator Molly by emailing

Or you can give Brighter Sound a call on 0161 546 5334. Please leave a message and they’ll get back to you.