Q U A RR Y GoFundMe
QUARRY is a music venue, recording studio and multimedia arts space located underneath a disused railway arch on Love Lane, opened since February 2020.
Initiated by Quarry Recording Studio and SPINE promotions, Quarry hosts a range of eclectic events from experimental music to live theatre. Quarry is a DIY project, a response to a lack of musical diversity rising in Liverpool’s music events since the closure of important grassroots venues and clubs since 2010. The team’s ethos is to provide a consistently revolving line-up of new music in a safe space for Merseyside’s creative communities.
As with all new businesses and creative endeavours, Quarry need a financial boost. Renovations to the site including vital soundproofing, accessibility and extra toilet facilities are required to provide Merseyside with the best experience possible. In donating to this GoFundMe crowd fundraiser, you will be contributing to a vital change in Merseyside’s musical and creative landscape. The opening of Quarry will assist artists, musicians and creatives in the city and increase Liverpool’s gig economy.
A teenage dream made reality; Quarry is the product of years of hard work in different creative practices. Jack Wait, Christopher Connor, Ben Ford and Pauline Hauzy are a team of musicians, performers, studio engineers, sound technicians, promoters and entrepreneurs. As a live music venue, recording studio and multimedia workshop space, Quarry is a creative hub by musicians for musicians. In igniting Quarry as a grassroots cultural institution, the team will join the ranks of Merseyside’s creatives breathing new life into the surrounding areas of the Bramley Moore Dock.
Live Music Venue
Located underneath a disused railway arch, Quarry’s site is embedded in Liverpool’s cultural memory. As a performance space, Quarry’s unique setting and accessible railway arches will host a range of different music events; from intimate acoustic performances to late-night dance music parties.
For the past couple of years SPINE have been promoting events and performances across the country, welcoming internationally renowned artists to the city and partnering with different music venues in Liverpool’s creative community. Quarry is an expansion of SPINE’s work in Liverpool and will continue the tradition of championing new music with regular gigs most nights of the week.
Alongside hosting music events, Quarry will function as a professional recording studio. Quarry Recording Studio, established in 2018 by Jack Wait, has consistently offered artists and bands professional-quality recordings at competitive prices. Quarry is a project-driven recording studio with a collaborative emphasis. Recording with Quarry will give young and up-and-coming artists the opportunity to produce fully realised projects adapted to their individual budgets. In relocating to Love Lane, Quarry will be able to expand its recording offers to clientele and offer a unique recording experience in an eccentric industrial environment.
Multimedia Space, Workshops & Education
Quarry is also a site for sustainable creative learning, aiming to strengthen and encourage creative exploration and economic prosperity for Merseyside’s creative community. The underlying mission is to provide quality services in education, mentorship and professional growth in the creative industries. Whether it is for retirement communities looking to listen to classical music, independent film festivals, or artists bands looking for a platform, Quarry will be an event space and community for all Liverpool’s creative practice.
Quarry aims to give back to the communities that have allowed for its development. In addition, we will actively engage with Liverpool’s creative communities by hosting education-focused events and projects. This will include guest lectures, workshops, lessons and group projects in music, sound, art and media. It is our belief that sustainable creative learning is a key contributor to the nourishment and development of creative communities.
‘Contemporary Composition’ BMUS 2016
Jack Wait is a music producer, technician and performer. After studying at Concordia University’s prestigious Electroacoustics programme, Jack combined their background in music recording, production and performance by founding Quarry Recording Studios in 2018. Since moving from Montreal to Liverpool, Jack has been an active part of the live music scene in Liverpool working with Total Control Sound and SPINE.
‘Music and Popular Music’ BA 2016
‘Art, Aesthetics & Cultural institutions’ MA (Ongoing) 2020
Originally from Newry (Co. Down), Christopher Connor is an artist, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of experimental music collective SPINE. Since 2018, Christopher has hosted regular events and radio shows (Melodic Distraction) for new experimental music in the North West. After moving to Liverpool in 2013, Christopher now performs regularly with LONESAW, Simon Ward, MAL amongst others.
‘Cultural Anthropology’ BA 2017
‘International Business’ Minor 2017
Originally from San Francisco, California and rural France, Pauline moved to Liverpool in 2018 and is currently an Account Executive at a cloud computing company. From a multicultural and bilingual family, she has always been interested and driven by the wide diversity of people she’s met along the way and has dreamed to create a multifunctional environment for people of all walks of life to come together, collaborate and express themselves creatively.
Ben Ford is primarily a visual/sound artist and one of the founding members of Liverpool collective and events company SPINE. Originally from Brighton, Ben settled in Liverpool after touring the UK with various musical projects. As a practitioner, Ben’s creative output focuses on the relationship between sound, space and technology. Recently Ben’s work has materialised in the collaborative project LONESAW and solo electronic endeavour LOW BRAIDS.
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Liverpool, North West England, United Kingdom