Bromley Beach Boys Workshop!

All Singers Saturday Workshop

Learn songs by The Beach Boys with live band returns!

Saturday 17th October

9:45am–4:30pm

VENUE

Whitfield Hall
Bromley United Reformed Church
20 Widmore Road
Bromley
Kent, BR1 1RY

All singers are welcome

Due to popular demand, there will be a second Beach Boys Workshop in Bromley this autumn. Hurray you say! Join us and you will learn Beach Boys songs in four-part harmony. Plus for extra buzz we'll be singing with a live band accompaniment, and Jim will make a recording available after the day.

TICKETS

Adults £35
Children £20 (under 16)

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Feedback from the last Beach Boys Workshop in August

What a fabulous day! Adore Beach Boys music, such a thrill to sing those harmonies. Thanks Jim for best ever Workshop! Chris Hill
Thanks so much Jim Hawkins for an awesome day of Beach Boys harmonies. I absolutely loved every second of it. They are geniuses and so are you 🙂 Emma Tracey
Yes I totally loved it too and so good to get 4 songs for the price of 1 in the medley - looking forward to the gospel! Alison Dawson

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • You'll receive musical scores in advance for the songs.
  • Jim will be teaching a Beach Boys hits medley including In A Room, Fun, Fun, Fun, California Girls and in the second session God Only Knows. They will be arranged in four-part harmony (SATB).
  • We'll provide tea and coffee for refreshments on arrival and during the breaks
  • There will be an hour for you to go off site and enjoy lunch, or you may bring a packed lunch with you if you prefer. There is a kitchen on site for our use.
  • We will learn the Beach Boys medley in the morning, excitingly to perform it with the band before lunch
  • After lunch we'll return to learn God Only Knows, which Jim will then record!
  • Jim will make available the best live recording from the day after the workshop (for personal use only).

TIMINGS

Doors open at 9:45am and welcome refreshments

10:15-12:45 Warm up and session 1 with band, including break

12:45-13:45 Lunch Break

13:45-16:15 Session 2 including recording!

16:15-17:00 Warm down and departure

Travel info

The Bromley United Reformed Church is in the centre of Bromley, extremely close to multiple bus routes and the railway station. There isn't any parking available at the venue, but The Glades car park is adjacent should you choose to drive. Please check TFL for the best public transport routes for you to the venue. Postcode: BR1 1RY.

Beach Boys Workshop Day – a real treat

Fab Feedback

Thank you so much - amazing day and I feel very proud of what we achieved with your excellent teaching
Will definitely be looking out for the next one!

- Karen Bond

Thank you for a great day on Saturday - a great Beach Boys fan in my youth! so enjoyed every minute of the day.
Looking forward to a gospel day later in the year.

- Gaynor Chick

Thanks so much Jim Hawkins for an awesome day of Beach Boys harmonies. I absolutely loved every second of it. They are geniuses and so are you  😉

- Emma Tracey

What a fabulous day! Adore Beach Boys music, such a thrill to sing those harmonies. Thanks Jim for best ever Workshop!

- Chris Hill

Thank you and very well done!

It is was hot, hot day for our summer workshop this year, which seemed very appropriate for the Beach Boys songs! Nearly 90 people attended the uniquely beautiful Normansfield Theatre in Teddington to learn a Beach Boys medley of  “I Get Around”, “In My Room”, “California Girls” and “Fun, Fun, Fun”, which they then sang with the band.  After a rest and lunch outside on the grass, the afternoon was spent singing “God Only Knows”, such a beautiful song, which you don't see the likes of these days.  Jim went on to record this... listen below! It's was a bit of a quick recording, but, for a few hours of work, I think it's a brilliant effort!

A quick message from Jim

Thank you to all those who attended and helped at the Beach Boys themed workshop on Saturday 8th August 2015. I hope you enjoyed learning the songs as much as I did teaching them with you and I must tell you how impressed I am with how much we managed to get through!

A special congratulations to all those who were new to score reading and learning in this way, you did a fantastic job! Well done for sticking at it, it's the only way to get to grips with reading the dots!

Next Workshop

Our next theme will be Gospel songs, date to be confirmed, but we're looking at the end of October.  Please sign up to our mailing list in the footer below to be first to hear the details and book your place!

Jim came away inspired by the whole day and has been bursting with ideas about future workshops. (Remember his remark... "Just imagine what we could do with a few days together!"...) Watch this space.

Workshop photos

 

The Beach Boys All Singers Workshop

All Singers Saturday Workshop

Learn songs by The Beach Boys with live band

Saturday 8th August

10:00am–6.00pm

VENUE

Normansfield Theatre
2A Langdon Park
Teddington TW11 9PS

All singers are welcome

Join us for Jim's Summer Fun Workshop, where we'll be learning Beach Boys songs in four-part harmony. Plus for extra buzz we'll be singing with a live band accompaniment, and Jim will make a recording available after the day.

TICKETS

Adults £35
Children £20 (under 15)

Beach Boys Workshop
My highlights were the great atmosphere throughout the day… Good to use a score and be taught more about music theory… The band… Jim’s sense of humour and energy. The free pencil – obviously!” Testimonial from The Beatles Workshop in 2014

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • You'll receive musical scores in advance for the songs.
  • Jim will be teaching a Beach Boys hits medley including In A Room, Fun, Fun, Fun, California Girls and also God Only Knows. They will be arranged in four-part harmony (SATB).
  • We'll provide tea and coffee for refreshments on arrival
  • There will be an hour for you to go off site and enjoy lunch
  • After we've learned the second song we will have a break before returning for the exciting part where we will perform the songs with a live band playing.
  • There will be also be a 'free' singalong time near the end of the day where we can enjoy singing our favourite songs with the band.
  • Jim will make available a live recording from the day after the workshop (for personal use only).

TIMINGS

Doors open at 10am and welcome refreshments

10:30-12:30 Song 1

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-16:30 Song 2

16:30-18:00 Live band, recording and singalong!

Travel info

The Normansfield Theatre is within The Langdon Park Centre off Normansfield Avenue. There is good parking available at the venue and on nearby streets. Please check TFL for the best public transport routes for you to the venue. Postcode: TW11 9PS.