Hot Rubber is a 4 piece band currently working with MEL Productions CIC with the support of Youth Music
Hot Rubber is an up-coming 4 piece band, formed by members at MEL. Since joining our programme, members have noticeably improved their recording and instrumental techniques, spending time learning chord structures, arrangement and vocal harmony from the tutors. Family and friends have been invited to take part in some of their activities to encourage them with their learning. The band is currently in rehearsals, working towards supporting established bands at some of London’s well-known live-music venues. These inspiring young people particularly look forward to performing, with newfound confidence, in front of their friends and family.
Hot Rubber hopes to showcase their unique brand of Urban Pop music on an EP, which will be recorded with the support of MEL Productions and Youth Music. A marketing strategy is in place to promote Hot Rubber’s debut via social media and a newly constructed website. Hot Rubber will contribute 5 of their own compositions to the EP, demonstrating a style that is all their own. Lead singer Anna, is currently working with several up and coming artists, learning different vocal styles and techniques and, importantly, how to collaborate with other songwriters and singers to increase confidence and performance skills.
We were drawn to work with Anna due to her passion, dedication and commitment to music. It has been particularly gratifying to witness the very positive effects that music has had in helping her deal with problems relating to anxiety and depression. The healing benefits that music brings to Anna’s life are apparent to all who know her, and have seen for themselves her transformation into a confident and canny performer.
The other members of the band are currently taking individual lessons at MEL in order to expand their musical knowledge. In addition to learning the practicalities of playing an instrument; mastering chord structures and theory, they are being exposed to a wide range of musical influences which can only lead to a greater appreciation of the different cultures represented by the young people at MEL.