Rocktopus, a band that specialises in working with and performing for children, recently held a series of songwriting workshops at eight schools across Bath.
In the build up to the band’s gig at the Komedia Bath on Saturday 19 May, Rocktopus went into eight Bath schools to write eight original songs that can now be heard worldwide on the Internet. Furthermore, the children are being invited to help them sing these new songs at the Komedia show!
During whole school assemblies, the children from Oldfield Park Juniors, Twerton Infants, St Martin’s Garden, Freshford Primary, Moorlands Federation, Newbridge Primary, Paragon Juniors and Bathampton Primary Schools were treated the opportunity to write songs about any subject they chose. The final song themes were many and varied and included: school values; puppies being let loose in the school; and The Muppets.
Following the band’s own method of songwriting, where the children could pick the chords, drum beat and lyrics, the band set to work looping the music and waiting for the melody to ‘pop in’.
The songs were then taught to pupils and teachers before Rocktopus recorded the live songs to be put onto their website at the end of the day.
“These songs are gathering hundreds of hits, potentially from a worldwide audience,” said Rocktopus’s Tom, “One of these Bath schools could have written the next worldwide internet sensation!”
Following the songwriting assembly at St Martin’s Garden, Headteacher Matt Stone said, “The kids and adults loved it! Thank you so much! You are the new Foo Fighters for me!”
The next ‘Rocktopus – Rock The Party’ live event will be at the Komedia Bath on Saturday 19 May 2 – 4 pm with tickets at just £5 per person. Expect high energy catchy live music for kids and adults, dance moves taught by the fabulous Oceanettes, games, lots of bubbles, face painting, ocean craft, album signing and more.
To learn more about the band and book tickets for the gig, visit: www.rocktopusmusic.com