Stand By Me - Reel Youth Media and Totally Sound

Reel Youth Media and Totally Sound - Stand By Me - Make Music Day 2021 - Music Video

We are very pleased to preview Reel Youth Media’s contribution to the 2021 Make Music Day UK festival of music making.

Bringing together a wide range of skills we remotely produced a video project featuring performers from across Edinburgh and beyond aged 19 and under to record and produce a cover version of the Ben E. King song ‘Stand By Me’.

The project was part of a UK wide competition taking place as part of the global Make Music Day celebrations which take place on 21st June. Last year our entry cover version was voted the best cover from across the UK. So we are the defending champions. 

We decided to focus this year’s cover version within the context of COP26 and youth activism around climate change.

So musicians, singers and performers were provided with backing tracks and a written score for their parts and were supported by tutors to learn and develop their performances. For the most part, the sessions have taken place as part of Totally Sound’s Saturday afternoon virtual provision via Microsoft Teams. Face to face socially distanced sessions were held in the Meadows where Reel Youth Media team provided the support/equipment/resources to record contributions to the Stand By Me music video.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the young people who contributed to Stand By Me and to congratulate the Reel Youth Media and Totally Sound Teams on producing yet another fabulous track during difficult conditions.

If you are young person interested in making music or interested in producing digital media please get in touch.

We are planning our 2021 Summer Sound Programme which is running at Southbridge Resource Centre from August 2nd to the 5th from 1pm-5pm each day.

Totally Sounds Like Summer virtual online tuition classes will be running over the summer holiday.

For more information contact:

Scott Wilkins | Lifelong Learning Development Officer (SE Arts and Creative Learning Lead) |Schools & Lifelong Learning | City of Edinburgh Council | South Central Base: South Bridge Resource Centre, 6 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT | 0131 469 3819 ext 23811 / 07708 899578

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