Katy Wilson Band Manager & Designer | Geraldine Heaney Vocals & Guitar | Liam Chapman Drums | Kim Donohoe Vocals & Keys | Greg Sinclair Cello & Keyboard | Pete Lannon Guitar | Sus Appelbe Bass | Rory Clark Trumpet | Ronan McMahon Sax, vocals and Trainee Artist
The Sprog Rock 2017 Tour was an interactive live music experience for Early Years aged children and their parents and carers. Originally developed as part of Katy Wilson’s Starcatchers Residency at Tramway in 2010, Sprog Rock has evolved over the last 7 years to become an innovative live gig experience for our youngest children.
In 2017 Starcatchers, in partnership with the Sprog Rock team secured funding from the Youth Music Initiative Fund to deliver a new Sprog Rock project in the Autumn of that year.
The project saw the Sprog Rock band work in nursery settings in 4 partner communities – in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverclyde and Stirling – supporting the children in the settings to create new music that the band incorporated into their sets. There were also Sprog Rock gigs in each of the communities that the children and their parents attended at the end of their workshop blocks, together with the public.
Sprog Rock is designed to push the ideas of what is of interest to young children – and what they are capable of creating.
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Illustrations by: Chloe Batchelor
SprogSteen Film by: Geraldine Heaney
All other film and photos by: Jassy Earl
The Sprog Rock 2017 Tour films
Meet the Band Members
Rock Star costume shopping | Glasgow July 2017
Sprog Rock toured to 4 venues in the 4 communities that they visited, performing songs created during the nursery visits:
Beacon Arts Centre | 30th September 2017 | 11:30 & 14:30
Macrobert Arts Centre | 7th – 8th October 2017 | 11:30 & 14:30
Platform, Glasgow | 21st – 22nd October 2017 | 10:30
LYRA, Craigmillar | 4th November 2017 | 12:30 & 14:00