Youth open mic tots up four hundred and fifty acts

JOM Junior Open Mic, the Herne Hill community organisation for free youth music, is due to surpass 450 acts on Instagram LIVE at the next youth open mic session at 7pm on Saturday 6th February 2021. Organiser Andy Gray says “Since starting sessions in the Summer of 2017 we've carried out 21 junior open mics at Off The Cuff Music Bar, 8 Beyond The Living Room private sessions, 2 festivals in Brockwell Park, one Feast Festival in West Norwood, two Herne Hill Music Concerts and 10 online open mics.”

“Remarkably, this has all been carried out by a volunteer pool of 20 adults around Herne Hill lending their time and skill for each event. Apart from the big festivals in Brockwell Park, no funding has been required."

JOM Youth Open Mic sessions are designed for young people aged between 4-17 to try out performing regardless of their experience. The audience comprises of families of the performers in each session so it's a soft next-step from performing at home to parents and siblings.

Late last year the Herne Hill Forum gifted JOM a £500 mini portable PA system which is lent out to performers to use in their home.

If your child is interested in performing or for further info contact andyg.coms@gmail.com. Alternatively check out instagram.com/JOM_Junior_Open_Mic.