Cameron Bray


Pioneering music technology project from Jamie Cullum

3:58, 15th May 2019

The world famous musician Jamie Cullum is looking for amateur musicians to join him for a one-off spectacle that promises to combine amazing music with connective technology.

With the support of the Music for All charity, of which he is an ambassador, Cullum will rehearse and play with five amateur musicians before performing live with them. The technological aspect comes in the form of the use of 5G to connect Cullum with his new band-mates. While Cullum will be based in London, his band will be playing in Bristol and Birmingham, connected in real time by the cutting-edge tech.

Cullum, whose new album Taller is released on 7 June, needs a drummer, a keyboard player, a bass player and two vocalists. Anyone wishing to take part simply needs to send a YouTube link which shows them performing a jazz or pop piece which best demonstrates their talent, as well as a bio and a short explanation outlining their desire to take part. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is open to musicians of any age and offers them the chance to be watched by some of the biggest names in the industry. The closing date for entries is 26 May and the event is scheduled for 25 June.

The selected musicians will be sent the music in advance, along with Cullum’s personal tips regarding the performance, and will be supported at every step of the way.

Alongside Music for All, the event is being supported by King’s College London, EE, Yamaha, the City of London Corporation, the Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol, and We The Curious.

Find out more at musicforall.org.uk/5gmusic 

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