who we are
Started as a voluntary group in 2011, SW15 Music is a group of Tutors teaching Music to young people in the London borough of Wandsworth.
Achieved Registered Charity Status in January 2022 after our work was recognised.
What we do
SW15 Music teach young people to play musical instruments such as Guitar, Electric Bass, Drums, Piano and Ukulele all FREE OF CHARGE.
Young people are encouraged to form bands and we then assist them to perform at public events across the UK
The staff and young people provide Ukulele workshops at schools, youth clubs and major UK Festivals such as WeyFest, Strawberry Fair and Plumstead Make Merry all free of charge.
Young people who attend SW15 Music also perform at The Richmond Festival. The High Tide Festival as "Banned from Sainsburys" in addition to local Battersea and Roehampton and Tooting events.
Meet The Team
Retired children's Social Worker who has been teaching young people guitar and bass guitar for over 20 years.
2002 - UK Public Servant of the Year - Best Frontline Worker
Volunteer Guitar Tutor
Les is a Senior Data Manager for the charity Butterfly Conservation.
He is a self-taught guitarist, teaching mainly rock lead and rhythm.
Retired Senior Social Work Manager teaching young people guitar, banjo and photography
*Currently on university placement in Spain, returning to SW15Music in September 2024*
Former participant at SW15 Music.
Currently studying at Queen Mary’s University London.
Danu teaches Piano and keyboard
Former student of SW15 Music and now a graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University with a 1st in Music Production.
Teaches Production. Engineering, Guitar, Piano and Vocals.
Emily Buckley Bunn
Emily is Londoner and recently graduated from her Philosophy degree at Durham University.
Alongside her degree, she played in a band and ran a live music events group for original bands in the Northeast.
Emily teaches Piano and Keyboard.
All Team Members and Volunteer Staff are fully DBS Checked in line with current Safeguarding Requirements
La Roux is a Grammy Award winning, multi-million selling artist who defies simple catagorisation. She helped shape pop as we now know it with era-defining hits like ‘In For the Kill’ and ‘Bulletproof’, which continue to take on new life going viral over the pandemic. Notoriously adverse to social media, this also proved to be La Roux’s gateway to Tiktok, where Elly Jackson was introduced to a new generation of fans connecting with her music. Having shot to worldwide fame as a teenager, Jackson has settled into her skin as one of Britain’s more elusive, but unmistakable, pop icons; as at home working with the likes of Tyler, The Creator and CASISDEAD as she is Skream or Tion Wayne, with the same instantly-identifiable voice and no-BS candour that resonates stronger than ever in 2022.
The Mike Flowers Pops (also known as MFP, are a fronted by Mike Flowers (real name Michael Roberts). Mike Roberts was born in Liverpool and now lives in London,
In the mid-1990s, The Mike Flowers Pops, had a UK No.2 chart hit with his version of the Oasis song ‘Wonderwall’.
Mike has since scored music for film and television, and made music documentaries for Sky Arts and London’s Barbican Centre. “How Art Made Pop” is Mike’s first book.
Mike has been a supporter of SW15 Music for a few years, in 2019 he donated the entire contents of his home recording studio to the project.
mike flowers pops
British television, film and stage actor Peter Guinness was born in Whitstable, a small seaside town in Kent.
Peter graduated from The Central School of Speech and Drama in 1976, Peter Guinness has been a ubiquitous presence on stage and screen ever since.
Peter has appeared in more than fifty television productions and over ten films. Peter has been a supporter of SW15 Music for some years and attends their gigs, when not working on stage or film sets.
Mari Wilson (The Neasden Queen of Soul) arrived on the scene in the 1980s with her skyscraper beehive hairdo, bizarre sense of fashion and 12 piece band The Wilsations. Mariʼs live shows are described as an event of pure entertainment.
Mari released six hit singles, the biggest being ʻJust What Iʼve Always Wantedʼ and ʻCry Me A Riverʼ, both from her classic album ʻShowpeopleʼ. Mari was the obvious choice to play Dusty Springfield in Dusty The Musical, which toured throughout the UK. After appearing with Boy George in Taboo, In 2005 Mari wrote, produced and recorded her album, Dolled Up. Emotional Glamour followed in 2008, featuring the song ʻPerhaps’ from the globally successful BBC TV Show, Coupling. Her album “Cover Stories” was released in 2012. Mari’s semi-autobiographical one woman show, “The Love Thing” sold out for five nights at The Leicester Square Theatre. Mari wrote the song Moon and Back for the CBS TV show The Young and The Restless which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2018 in the Best Original Song category. Mari’s latest album, Pop Deluxe is an electro-pop album, paying homage to the songs of the 60’s girl singers who influenced Mari growing up - Cilla, Dusty, Petula, Sandie and Jacky.
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