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    Ok, basically i love playing music, but i'm a drummer which makes it impractical for me to bring an instrument.

    I'm going to Pembroke, Oxford (grades permitting) and would like to keep up practise. What is my best course of action? As far as i know there aren't practise kits available at Pembroke...

    Also how easy is it to start bands and things in Oxford. What could I do about gigging if i need a drumkit, would i be able to borrow one of the colleges kits, or alternatively would i be able bring my drumkit to store in a corner of my room?

    Cheers

    Tom
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    (Original post by Tom Holder)
    Ok, basically i love playing music, but i'm a drummer which makes it impractical for me to bring an instrument.

    I'm going to Pembroke, Oxford (grades permitting) and would like to keep up practise. What is my best course of action? As far as i know there aren't practise kits available at Pembroke...

    Also how easy is it to start bands and things in Oxford. What could I do about gigging if i need a drumkit, would i be able to borrow one of the colleges kits, or alternatively would i be able bring my drumkit to store in a corner of my room?

    Cheers

    Tom
    If you're up for startin a band, Im goin to Keble college n im a guitarist. Dunno how close the colleges are.
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    Keble - Pembroke = quite far.

    I'm sure you could meet some people through RockSoc, which is very active. There are usually loads of bands doing the college bars at the weekend. Don't know about drum kits, sorry.
    In terms of the general music scene, Oxford is probably a really good place to go. Ride, Supergrass and the mighty Radiohead all started out as local Oxford bands and the Zodiac is a great venue. Ash played a fan club gig there the other day. Oh, and if you keep your eyes peeled you are likely to spot Thom Yorke loitering around on at least a few occassions.
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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    Keble - Pembroke = quite far.

    I'm sure you could meet some people through RockSoc, which is very active. There are usually loads of bands doing the college bars at the weekend. Don't know about drum kits, sorry.
    In terms of the general music scene, Oxford is probably a really good place to go. Ride, Supergrass and the mighty Radiohead all started out as local Oxford bands and the Zodiac is a great venue. Ash played a fan club gig there the other day. Oh, and if you keep your eyes peeled you are likely to spot Thom Yorke loitering around on at least a few occassions.
    Cheers. Anyone thts just got an offer from Oxford and is thinkin of formin a band there let me know. I play guitar (6 years n i teach a bit), any style really (the good ones obviously, none of them fusion types!) Mainly lookin for blues, rock, jazz.
 
 
 
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