About Livesoc

Love Music? Love Live Music?

If you answered yes to these questions then we are the society for you.

LiveSoc are heavily involved in the University and Southampton music scene, making it easier for YOU to find a gig you want to go to.

The Living Room Open Mic

  • Alternating Tuesdays from 8pm-11pm in the Bridge Bar
  • 10/15 minute slots - come along and ask on the night to book one
  • Guitar and mic provided or bring your own instrument - all music accepted, from Folk to Synth Pop!
  • Always with a special headline act for your listening pleasure.

LiveSoc Jam

  • Alternating Sundays from 12:30pm-3:00pm in the Cube
  • Amps and drums provided, just bring yourself and a guitar (or any other instrument you wanna bring)
  • All genres and abilities catered for in several jams, capped with a few covers!

Kit and Space Hire

  • We rent our drumkit to societies for a small fee (equipment@livesoc.co.uk)
  • Free practice space for bands - weekends in the Cube (practice@livesoc.co.uk)
  • Links with local recording studios
  • Talk to Jack Reynolds (Practice and Equipment Manager) to book


As if you need anything else, LiveSoc have won awards at the last three EVAs, including Best Society and Best Event!

What else do we do?

  • Help newly formed bands get gigs around both the university and venues like the The Cellar, The Hobbit, and The Bent Brief.
  • Maintain this website and its database of musicians’ profiles.
  • Run social events to go and watch all kinds of live local music.
  • Work closely with AIM and Rocksoc to maintain a huge alternative music community
  • Put on events which combine the student, local and national music scenes.

To join Livesoc, cast your eyes to the right for instructions. You can also join our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter. Once you’ve joined you’ll be kept up to date on events through our newsletter (which we aim to release once every two weeks, and from which you can opt out).

If you play an instrument you will also be able to add your musician’s profile to the database and get in contact with other musicians.

If you want to find out more either e-mail us or come along to our fortnightly meetings – Tuesdays, 6pm to 7pm at The Bridge (just before the Open Mic Night).

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First week of the new LiveSoc Committee

Posted 2011 Oct 2 by JohnBoy

This week has been a great start to what promises to be a great year with LiveSoc. We opened proceedings with the Bunfight which was a great success. We had a laugh, good banter with the new freshers and over 300 sign-ups! That night we headed down to the Bar Monte for our first gig of the year. LiveSoc and AIM hosted the event and the atmosphere was great. The music was great and the bar was full of students loving the music creating an atmosphere that was simply immense! On Friday we headed down to The Hobbit Pub to see an old favourite band of LiveSoc, Yellowgroove. They delivered… [full article]

First Gig of the Year! (Last night)

Posted 2011 Sep 29 by Dan Beechey

LiveSoc, Aim and SUSU put on a great gig last night at the Bar Monte and thanks to all of those came and made it such a good atmosphere. If the rest of LiveSoc's events are this good then we will be a freekin' awesome society this year. We opened proceedings with Jack Winter who played good, relaxed set. The Dave Gillani Experience then stepped up and were great! It's all about the Cobras, Cobras, Cobras! (sorry, inside gag). Then the infamous Dance Barry Dance headlined and got the crowd nice and pumped up with the fun madness! Great music, great people, great atmosphere, great night! Hopw you can all come down to our next event.

Join Livesoc

You’re either not logged in or not a member of Livesoc. Could be both. It’s easy to join Livesoc (and free of course) – here’s what to do:

  1. Fill in the form on the register page
  2. You get sent an email with a temporary password – log in using this with your username
  3. You’ll probably then want to change your password

That’s it! You might want to create your musician’s profile after that, by clicking the link in the members’ area.

Finally, meet us for a pint, meet some other members and make a lot of noise.

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The committee

Click a name for more info.

Jamie Hanna (VanquileX)
Ethan Bishop (ethanbishop)
Jam Manager/Treasurer
Andy Davies (andydavies)
VP Secretary
Sofi Dorman (sjd1g11)
Events/Band Manager
Stephen Fuge (sfuge)
Social Secretary
Will Kerr (willywillywilly)
Karan Master (karanmaster)