Young bands jamming in Hackney

Stoke Newington Youth Forum, in partnership with Rising Tide, invites you to Hackney Jam, a unique showcase of young bands from around the borough, on Wednesday 6 July, 6 - 9pm, at Stoke Newington Town Hall.

From funk, calypso and reggae, to indie-rock, soul and jazz, bands from the borough’s schools, colleges and youth clubs will be performing something for everyone at this special free event showcasing Hackney’s young musical talent.

Hosted by Play the Empire s comedian and Hackney rising star Zak Sharif-Ali, everyone is invited to come along to experience an exclusive mix of music at this youth-led production.

The programme features inspired original song writing as well as classy cover tracks from Amy Winehouse to Bob Marley, and styles ranging from four-piece guitar and drum-based rock bands to full orchestral arrangements.

Councillor Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “The variety and quality of activities produced by young people in Hackney is a constant reminder of just how talented and resourceful they are. I’m sure Hackney Jam will be yet another thoroughly entertaining event for everyone who attends, and one not to be missed.”

Artists already confirmed include indie-rock band Sherlock’s Dead from Mossbourne Academy, Young Hackney Stoke Newington s steel pan band and City Soul from City Academy, who cited Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder among their influences.

Free entry and free Turkish food available, but booking is essential as places are limited.

To secure a place on the advance guest list call or text Mandy Richards on: 020 8356 5433 or 07958 183678; or email: