Our resident band, Shoehorn, consisting of students from Years 10 and 11 took part in a residency at Bury Art Gallery last week, culminating in a fantastic gig. Not only was it a great opportunity to promote themselves, they represented #TeamWoodhey superbly. Read all about their experience below, and watch their highlights from the week here: https://youtu.be/0PcG5zKoTZ8?si=wqsrVDzuBfXZR6_c Don’t forget that you can also support the band when they represent school at Battle of the Bands on Wednesday – book your tickets here: Bury Music: Battle of the Bands | The Met


We are Shoehorn, Woodhey’s resident rock band. Last week we had the great opportunity to take part in Bury Art Gallery’s Rooms to Live event. The Rooms to Live event was an experience that gave up and coming bands a place to practice and collaborate for a week and then two performances following this to showcase their talent. 


Our residency took place from Tuesday the 23rd of January until Friday the 26th. We used this opportunity to improve as a band and combine our musical abilities to create new music and experiment. Our residency was an open event and members of the public were free to enter. This was unique to practice in front of other people and helped increase our confidence. 


On the Thursday of the residency, we were visited by two members from The Met Bury, who invited us for a tour of their facilities and studio. This was an amazing experience and gave us an insight to how a venue is operated behind the scenes.  


Our residency ended with a performance at Bury Arts and Sculpture Centre where we performed four of our original songs and three covers, these included Parklife, Don’t Look Back in Anger and Rock and Roll Star. We would like to thank Woodhey for giving us the time for this amazing experience.