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the songwriter core
the live events
THE GC OPEN MIC SESSIONSWe organize 10 of these sessions each year, one per month, excluding August and December. However, we often organize a Christmas Open Mic event in December for charity. Our Open mic sessions are like an unofficial audition for The Grund Club. There are always at least 2 members of the Songwriter Core in attendance, and their job is to report back to the 10-member assembly, making us aware of extraordinary talents and songs, and putting names into our invitation shortlist. The artistic director also attends frequently. In order to participate, artists must register in advance through our social media page (Facebook: The Grund Club Open Mic), by sending a message. Our sessions get quickly booked out and it is likely that you won’t be able to register for the very next session, as there is a waiting list. The sessions allow up to 2 people performing together during the acoustic part of the event. Artists can perform either cover versions or original songs, either alone or accompanied by another musician. However, it is important to know that we only consider individual candidates for the Grund Club, we do not accept duos or ready-made combinations. Essentially we are looking for good songs that were written by one single person, we are looking for extraordinary singers and we are looking for singer-songwriters who can do it all by themselves. The second part of the event includes a band. This is a band with Grund Club musicians and special guests. They perform club songs like a human karaoke machine, adding some live flair to the moment. This band is there to serve as a support for talented singers and songwriters who have already proven themselves in the acoustic session, in previous editions, so there is a natural progression, from a first-time performer (acoustic), to a featured acoustic performer, to performing with the band, to (hopefully) receiving the invitation to join the Grund Club as a new inductee and participating in a Grund Club Songwriters Show.
THE GC SONGWRITER SHOWS & RECORDINGSThe Grund Club produces 4 Songwriter Shows per year, one per season. All of these shows are multi-track recorded, adding up to 6 hours of live performances per year, which constitutes our audio archive. Each year, 12 of those performances are studio mixed and mastered for release. Our entire official history can be derived from the set lists of these shows. Every new catalogue song is inducted at these shows, as well as every new artist, whether they be a singer or a songwriter. The set lists tell the story of the progression of artists and songs within the club. For example, an artist can be inducted as a great new singer and then, some time later they can be inducted as a songwriter in their own right. From there, the artist can even become a member of the Songwriter Core, participating in the club’s decisions and choices. This is what happened with Priscila Da Costa, who came in as a singer in September 2014, became a new songwriter inductee in September 2015 and joined the Songwriter Core in January 2017. It’s the same story with a song. Every song is inducted into the club at one of our shows, performed by its original creator, usually in acoustic format. From that moment the song enters the official song catalogue and becomes available for other artists to perform. The band and the artistic director may also take an interest in the song and they may create a new band arrangement for the song. This new arrangement is often performed several times by a number of different singers and songwriters at the shows. It becomes more mature, more polished and better performed. The song may even be selected as one of the 12 songs to be released officially by the club each year. Typically, by the time a song makes it into an official release, our archive already contains several versions of the song, performed by a variety of artists. So our artists end up knowing each other’s songs and the community keeps growing, both in size and depth.
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The Grund Club is a non-profit organisation that relies mostly on the benevolent efforts of its participants and contributions from private individuals and cultural institutions.
We are and want to remain an important part of this country's musical heritage.
You can help us in our mission by making a single contribution or making a monthly pledge of any amount you like Thank you
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