Young Musicians Project is a free- to-access group based at Pop Recs Ltd in Sunderland, for young people aged 11-21 who are interested in finding out more about music and songwriting.

The group meets for regular songwriting sessions on Saturday in term-time from 11am-1pm. Sessions are led by local musicians Marty Longstaff (aka. The Lake Poets), Natasha Haws and Beccy Young (aka. This Little Bird) and are a chance to meet other young musicians, learn new songwriting skills and access opportunities to do gigs, record your work and become part of Sunderland’s vibrant music community.

Everyone is welcome to come along and have a go.

The group was established by New Writing North in 2016, under the name Cuckoo Young [Song]Writers group.


To join a group, just come along to a session or email

if you’d like more information.


Many thanks to our partners Sunderland Music Hub and New Writing North, who generously support the Young Musicians Project.


We Make Culture CIC is committed to ensuring that all young people are given the opportunity to participate fully in our programme without being put at risk. We believe that young people should be treated with respect and dignity, and that they should be free to take part in our activities in safety.

To read our Safeguarding Policy in full, please contact us to ask for a copy.