SUPERFREAK OPEN JAM
Have you ever wanted to play in a band but found it too difficult to find time and like minded musicians?
Well, you better read this.
Superfreak Studios is thrilled to arrange its own Open Jam sessions.
These are designed to attract like-minded musicians to get together on a monthly basis to play familiar songs in an informal and relaxed environment.
We will organise the group of people and genre of songs in our acoustically designed rooms over a 4 hour session. Our rooms include full PA system with microphones and acoustic drum sets.
These sessions will be arranged on a monthly basis so it gives everyone enough time to practice the chosen songs, but may change to a fortnightly session if interest is high. Cost is $30 per person.
- GuitaristsBring personal instruments and amplifiers.
- DrummersBring cymbals, sticks and anything else they wish to use of their own (ie snare drum, kick pedal, etc).
- KeysBring keyboard and stand.
- Punk Rock/Grunge - Aussie Classics - Acoustic/Folk/BalladsDon’t worry as we are eager to expand on the genre of music to cater for your demand and tastes. We would love to hear what other songs and genres you want to also play so open to suggestions.
- GROUP 1PUNK/GRUNGE/90s ROCKMACHINEHEAD - Bush
TEEN SPIRIT - Nirvana
BLACK HOLE SUN - Soundgarden
BETTER MAN - Pearl Jam
ALIVE - Pearl Jam
TOMORROW - Silverchair
SPOONMAN - Soundgarden
JUST A GIRL - No Doubt
PURE MASSACRE - Silverchair
ENTER SANDMAN - Metallica
SONG 2 - Blur
SELF ESTEEM - The Offspring
MALIBU - Hole
WHAT'S MY AGE - Blink 182
AMERICAN IDIOT - Green Day
KILLING IN THE... - RATM
EVERLONG - Foo Fighters
SMALL THINGS - Blink 182
YOU OUGHTA KNOW - Alanis Morrisette
WONDERWALL - Oasis
- GROUP 2AUSSIE CLASSICS/POP & ROCKBOYS IN TOWN - Divinyls
LONG WAY TO THE TOP - AC/DC
FRIDAY ON MY MIND - Easybeats
WE CAN GET TOGETHER - Icehouse
BEFORE TOO LONG - Paul Kelly
EAGLE ROCK - Daddy Cool
KHE SANH - Cold Chisel
BEDS ARE BURNING - Midnight Oil
WEIR - Killing Heidi
HIGHWAY TO HELL - AC/DC
GONNA BE MY GIRL - Jet
WHAT'S MY SCENE - Hoodoo Gurus
APRIL SUN IN CUBA - Dragon
MOST PEOPLE - Billy Thorpe
ALONE WITH YOU - The Sunnyboys
FLAME TREES - Cold Chisel
HORSES - Daryl Braithwaite
EARLY WARNING - Baby Animals
TORN - Natalie Imbruglia
PRISONER OF SOCIETY - Living End
- GROUP 3ACOUSTIC/FOLK/BALLADSYESTERDAY - The Beatles
TEARS IN HEAVEN - Eric Clapton
ROSE HAS ITS THORN - Poison
WILD HORSES - The Rolling Stones
HORSE WITH NO NAME - America
THE A TEAM - Ed Sheeran
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN - Crosby, Stills & Nash
RHINESTONE COWBOY - Glenn Campbell
SOMETHING - Beatles
AMERICAN PIE - Don McLean
MORE THAN WORDS - Extreme
SOUND OF SILENCE - Simon & Garfunkel
SEEN THE RAIN - Creedence Clearwater Revival
COUNTRY ROCKS - John Denver
GOOD RIDDANCE - Green Day
LIKE A ROLLING STONE - Bob Dylan
THE GAMBLER - Kenny Rogers
HERE COMES THE SUN - Beatles
TAKE IT EASY - Eagles
FATHER AND SON - Cat Stevens
HOW DOES THIS ALL WORK?
We have created a list of songs in specific groups and will discuss the songs with other group members to make sure you can prepare for the session. We may not be able to play all the songs on the list but would be planning to perform at least 8-10 songs per session.
The plan is to also have 2 players of each instrument (2 drummers, 2 guitarists etc) so that we can spread the load and ensure everyone has an opportunity to play… like a tag in and out system after every song.
This will also make sure we have a full band in case there are any cancellations on the day.
Please note: We recommend you learn the songs prior to the session so you are prepared and can get straight into jamming and performing. We have a limited time so this is important as we wish to avoid delays in learning songs on the day.
Rules for a great jam
SHARE THE PLAYING
What does this mean? Kindly sub in and out on the day.
Play a few songs then let the other musicians play a few songs.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
For the majority of the session there will be at least 2 of your instrument types organised for the same group, so the day functions better when you play your songs you have nominated and allow the other player to play the songs they have nominated.
It’s fundamental to Superfreak Open Jam continuing as it will allow everyone to have a turn and will make them feel included. All round, a more positive experience for all involved.
Advise Superfreak Open Jam team which songs you want to play before the jam. This helps give the group some direction and time to practice the songs before the day. It results in a great free flowing jam day.
ADVICE FOR THE JAM SESSION
The thing about this community is it supports people who support the idea. We hope everyone will try to be tolerant, respectful and courteous. It will result in a better community filled with supportive, easy going and understanding musicians who just want to see people do their best and enjoy each other’s company and play some cool music.
We also have a no alcohol policy meaning alcohol is not permitted to be consumed at the venue as we are not licensed. Consumption of drugs is prohibited and anyone under the influence of drugs and alcohol will be asked to leave immediately with no refunds of payments.
What is the cost?
$30 per person each jam day. That’s around $7 per hour over a 4 hour session. Where in the world can you get this value for money?
You need to pay upfront by completing the “Let’s Get Started” registration form below and clicking on the “Submit & Pay” button to reserve your spot in the appropriate group.
Where is the location?
71 Winton Road
Joondalup WA 6027
Take the freeway exit at either Shenton Ave or Hodges Dve in Joondalup and we are situated next door to O’Briens Glass. Free parking right at the door and easy load in through our roller doors.
How often do we jam?
At this stage we will be organising a monthly jam on a Saturday afternoon between 1pm and 5pm, however if the demand increases, we will arrange more frequent sessions.
Is there an age limit?
We encourage if you can pick up an instrument and play you are definitely welcome.
What are the groups?
At this early stage we have created 3 groups.
– Punk Rock/Grunge
– Aussie Classics
Don’t worry as we are eager to expand on the genre of music to cater for your demand and tastes.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Anyone partaking in any Superfreak Open Jam sessions must agree to these terms and conditions. If you proceed to payment then you agree to these terms.
All bookings must be made, and paid online. We can only secure your spot in the jam session once full payment has been made.
In purchasing a ticket to Superfreak Open Jam event you agree to the following:
- I agree to take full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Superfreak Open Jam.
- I agree to take on full responsibility for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into Superfreak Open Jam event areas.
- I agree to take on full responsibility for any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any classes or events organised by Superfreak Open Jam.
Due to the unique nature of these events, Superfreak Open Jam requires at least 72 hour’s notice in writing prior to the event in order for you to be eligible for a 50% refund. If you miss this window, we encourage you to send a friend along to take your spot. The tickets are fully transferable. You must email – Play@superfreakstudios.com.au to arrange a refund.
We have event minimums to meet, if we do not make them and need to cancel an event we may do so any time and offer you a full refund or a credit to attend a scheduled event at the same value within a 12 month period.
PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Superfreak Open Jam unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at these sessions (these will only be used on social media pages to show off what a great time everyone is having and to help promote future events).