Imperial's Live Music Society

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Committee 2019-2020


Noah Blackmore

Chair/President


Zack McConkey

Treasurer

Publicity Officer


Shin Woo Jang

Hire Manager


Alex Taskov

Secretary

Chief Events Officer


George Chen

Gig Manager


Gauri Saini

Social Secretary

Publicity Officer


Joseph Hua

Jazz Jam Manager


Emma Jerstice

Webmaster

PA Tech


Alek Ziolkowski

Chief Technical Officer


Alex Penny

Guitar Technician


Tyler Farghly

Drum Technician


AleXander

Ducks

FAQs

Can I be a part of the society?

Yes! Everyone is welcome to attend and perform at any of our events and be part of our community.
If you wish to use the practice room or attend masterclasses, you must be a member of the society. Anyone who holds membership of the Union can buy membership for £5 here. This includes £7.50 free practice room credit!

How much does it cost to book the room?

£2.50 per hour

What equipment does the practice room contain?

Details for the room can be found on the bookings page.

How do I book the room?

1. Become a member of the society.
2. Purchase £5 credit from the Union website. (Or use the free £7.50 room credit from becoming a member)
3. Select a room slot here.
4. Click 'Book'!

Please note that you can each member can only book 4 slots at any time. If you want lots of slots, you can book the soonest available ones, and once they are used, book some more. If you want specific slots, you can book them as soon as they become available. This helps ensure a balance between the two kinds of user. If your band needs more slots, you could get more band members to buy membership. However, please do not get people that will not be with you to book the room for you.

Can I book the room over summer?

Yes, as long as you are a member you can book the room all year round. Be aware membership for the academic year finishes on August 1st so to continue using the practice room in August, you need to purchase membership for the new academic year.

Can I obtain a replacement booking slip if I delete my confirmation email?

Yes: a list of your upcoming bookings is given on your account page, along with links to booking slips for each.

Where is the West Practice Room and how do I get the keys?

The practice room is located in the West Basement of Beit Quad. You can find it by entering the double doors on the left side of the quad as you enter from Prince Consort Road. Once inside, head down the stairs and turn right. The practice room is through the last set of doors on the left. To obtain the key card, you will need to present your swipe card and booking slip at the Beit Security Lodge (under the arch on the right as you enter from Prince Consort Road). Please contact us at secretary@iclivemusic.org if you need wheelchair access.

Why can't I login?

You should receive an email with your account details after buying membership for the first time. This can take a while if the booking system is broken (there will be a warning on the website if this is the case).

Why has the credit I've purchased not been added to my account?

The system can take up to 15 minutes to update after a purchase, so don't leave buying room credit to the last minute. If it has been more than 30 minutes since you purchased the credit it is probably worthwhile emailing us at webmaster@iclivemusic.org as there is likely a problem somewhere. If we know that the booking system is offline or broken there will be a notice on the home page about it.

How can I subscribe to the mailing list?

You can subscribe to our main mailing list here.

Is LMS on Facebook?

Yes, we have a Facebook page for announcing events and a Facebook group for being social.

When do you meet?

The society does not have regular meet ups, but we try to organise solcial events in addition to live events throughout term. These typically take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. We will announce these events and other opportunities to perform on our mailing list, events Facebook page, Twitter account and this website.

Do you offer lessons?

As a society, we do not offer lessons. However, feel free to post to the mailing list or Facebook group asking if someone would be willing to teach you. Also, the ICU Guitar Society often provide guitar lessons.

Can I hire equipment from the society?

We currently hire out equipment for events. If you would like to make a hire request, please email us at hire@iclivemusic.org. Requests for equipment should be made at least two weeks in advance.

What do all the colours on the booking calendar mean?

Each colour refers to a slot's availability:

  • Red slots are unavailable because somebody else has booked them.
  • Green slots are those which you've already booked.
  • Black slots are those which have been made unbookable. This may be due to an event that is being run, or scheduled maintenance (repairs, equipment installation, cleaning, etc.).
  • Blue slots are available for booking.
  • Faded coloured slots are unavailable as they are either in the past or too far in the future.

Want to hire from us?

As well as running the practice room and our live events, Live Music Society has a large stock of music equipment that is available for hire, including the following:

  • Drum kits (including breakables)
  • Guitars, amplifiers, cabinets, and effects units
  • Bass guitars, amplifiers, and cabinets
  • Keyboards
  • Microphones, mixing desks, power amps, and speakers
  • Monitors and Wireless IEM systems
  • Cables and other accessories

In addition we liaise with other societies, most often DramSoc, to provide a wider range of sound and lighting equipment than we as a society own.

Most of our hires are "dry" (without crew), but we can do "wet" hires (with crew) as well.

For more information on hiring equipment, please contact us at hire@iclivemusic.org.

Want to hire a band rather than equipment? Please contact our
gig manager at gigs@iclivemusic.org.