Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Ideas

Unique Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Ideas

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If you are searching for Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Ideas then you’re in the right place. We are very used to performing at these often spectacular Jewish coming of age celebrations by proving the party live music and DJ sets with our band the Right Hook. And we love watching the other aspects of these events and seeing what goes into making them so special.

But more recently we’ve found some of our other events becoming popular. Although they were originally created for corporate situations, we have found they work just as well with children in school groups, for families at private parties and also Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah events.

These events have been enjoyed by big names such as:

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • KFC
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Boots
  • Asda
  • Ikea
  • RSA Group
  • Pfizer
  • Shell
  • Dairy Crest
  • GE Aviation
  • And many more…..

team building, corporate events, musc eventsAnd we love being able to bring the events that these large coporations love to people at their private events when they want to create a big impact, plenty of ‘WOW factor’ and leave a lasting memory with a unique event.

“I loved how different it was from anything we’ve done before or anything that’s available elsewhere. I liked working with your booking team on building the event and found the whole process really easy. You guys took any pressure away and delivered a fabulous event on the night.” Amy Moore – RSA Group

Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Ideas

Our popular Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Ideas include:

The Rock and Roll Choir Experience

“It wasn’t just creating a choir, the energy and the way in which you engaged with the crowd was brilliant. Even on the toughest of days, you all managed to get most of them involved! I absolutely loved it every day! I only wish we had more than 45 mins!! Rebecca Nicholson – Retail Support Manager UK & Ireland -Tiffany & Co.

This is great for the son or daughter who loves singing. Our vocal coaches teach your party the harmonies for a famous song. We have scope to tailor the lyrics to your event and we have the pick of hundreds of songs so we can choose something relevant to your son or daughter’s audience. Even the most reluctant singers get stuck in and enjoy the uplifting feeling when our expert facilitators have warmed them into it.

The Thriller Dance Experience

“I don’t want to lose the moment of praise so before I sign off for the weekend I wanted to say thank you. You took a last minute request in your stride and couldn’t have been more helpful. The event was a huge success and the team loved it and that was largely down to the choreographer and her lovely, bubbly personality – she is an asset to you and it wouldn’t have been the same without her. The team were a bit anxious to find out what they were doing but everyone embraced it and was surprised at how much they enjoy it. Overall a huge success and a great night had by all – thank you.” Hannah Eborall – Executive Assistant – LifeSearch

Our choreographers teach the moves to a famous dance routine. Above you can see the video where we teach the iconic Michael Jackson dance routine. We have the option to include a zombie make over or just keep you looking like humans and enjoy the energy of the dance.

But we’ve also done line dancing, tap, street dance, Grease movie dance routines and more. There’s so much scope to have fun and create a special memory here. Once again any reservations about the event soon dissolve and even the people with two left feet are surprised at how much they get into this and have a great time.

The Right Hook Band

“Brilliant set guys! Thank you for getting the party started and keeping it going relentlessly until the early hours. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a packed dance floor all night and it was amazing to have all our best friends dancing the night away with us to some very good music. Some fantastic memories made with you providing the soundtrack. You were a pleasure to deal with throughout and totally delivered on the night. Thanks again, Emma and Simon

Our band the Right Hook have performed at hundreds of events including many Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah parties so we know how to make sure a crowd has an amazing time. We have a huge repertoire to cater for all ages and musical tastes – the main aim to keep that dance floor full of happy faces.

If you want to book any of these Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Ideas just get in touch.

Team Development Programmes

Fresh team building ice breakers for your next event

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If you are searching for team development programmes then you’re in the right place. We understand the struggle when looking to create team development programmes without pulling out the old cliched ideas or boring people to death with uninspiring team building activities.

In fact that is why we created the Rock and Roll Experience because we understood the power of music to be inspiring, motivational, fun, engaging and highly effective at demonstrating what can be achieved when a group really works as a team.

“I loved how different it was from anything we’ve done before or anything that’s available elsewhere. I liked working with your booking team on building the event and found the whole process really easy. You guys took any pressure away and delivered a fabulous event on the night.” Amy Moore – RSA Group

In fact we know that nothing does the job better and we never get bored of witnessing that transformation when a group has come to one of our team development programmes without any musical ability and we see them full of doubts when they see the challenge ahead. But with expert facilitation we get them on board and watch them gradually discover how to really pull together until at the end they reach the musical outcome and feel the overwhelming buzz of that achievement.

Our team development programmes offering is stronger than ever with event options that are unique so you can avoid people feeling like they’ve experienced it before. They also have scope for us to tailor them to your event so we can incorporate any key messages or themes so the whole day feels consistent and ties together seamlessly. And of course they will get your delegates pumped up, energised, buzzing and in a moment where they have achieved something special as a group to create a shared positive experience.

This will make your overall event much more effective and optimise the whole effort.

We can deliver these in a time frame to suit you whether it’s a speedy 30 minute ice breaker or a six hour team building session. We can come in half way through the day to re-energise the group or deliver the session at the end to top it all off on a high and leave people buzzing and talking to each other about their shared experience.

These events have been enjoyed by big names such as:

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • KFC
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Boots
  • Asda
  • Ikea
  • RSA Group
  • Pfizer
  • Shell
  • Dairy Crest
  • GE Aviation
  • And many more…..

team building, corporate events, musc eventsOur popular team development programmes include:

The Rock and Roll Choir Experience

“It wasn’t just creating a choir, the energy and the way in which you engaged with the crowd was brilliant. Even on the toughest of days, you all managed to get most of them involved! I absolutely loved it every day! I only wish we had more than 45 mins!! Rebecca Nicholson – Retail Support Manager UK & Ireland -Tiffany & Co.

Our vocal coaches teach your delegates the harmonies for a famous rock song. We have scope to tailor the lyrics to your event and we have the pick of hundreds of songs so we can choose something relevant to your company or corporate message. Even the most reluctant singers get stuck in and enjoy the uplifting feeling when our expert facilitators have warmed them into it.

The Thriller Dance Experience

“I don’t want to lose the moment of praise so before I sign off for the weekend I wanted to say thank you. You took a last minute request in your stride and couldn’t have been more helpful. The event was a huge success and the team loved it and that was largely down to the choreographer and her lovely, bubbly personality – she is an asset to you and it wouldn’t have been the same without her. The team were a bit anxious to find out what they were doing but everyone embraced it and was surprised at how much they enjoy it. Overall a huge success and a great night had by all – thank you.” Hannah Eborall – Executive Assistant – LifeSearch

Our choreographers teach the moves to the iconic Michael Jackson dance routine. We have the option to include a zombie make over or just keep you looking like humans and enjoy the energy of the dance. Once again any reservations about the event soon dissolve and even the people with two left feet are surprised at how much they get into this and have a great time.

The Boomwhacker Experience

“The event was amazing, brilliant and faultless. We could not have had a better experience. Every colleague I’ve seen today has thanked me for organising it and I’m so pleased that we could do this. It was simply the best team building experience this staff team has had in the 9 years I’ve worked here. Brilliant – thank you.” Joe and all the staff at INPUT Pain Management – St Thomas’ Hospital

Using pitched percussion tubes, the boomwhacker experience shows the power of working together as we move through a fun rhythmic session which ends up as an orchestra performing a piece by Mozart. Nothing demonstrates how the sum is greater than the parts than working together to create a classical orchestra from a modest plastic tube.

If you want to book any of these team building programmes, or any others on our website then get in

Halloween Party Idea

Our Favourite Halloween Party Idea

If you are looking for a Halloween party idea to really create the ‘WOW’ factor then you might like this. Our Thriller dance experience started off being used at corporate conferences but soon people loved the idea so much they started asking us to provide it at their private parties to give their guests something special to remember.

Since then we have run this in people’s homes, barns, halls and hotels across England and it always creates a magical response. In most cases it’s a total surprise so the guests really enjoy the impact when we burst into the room and announce what we’re going to do.

Timescale: 30 minutes to 2 hours / Group size: 5-2,000+ people

Starting with some ice breaker, fun exercises we get everyone on board and make sure they know we’re going to have fun. We then start learning the iconic Thriller dance routine from Michael Jackson’s 1980s smash hit.

Then we work up towards the grand finale – the final performance! We can provide the zombie make over or you can make the event a fancy dress party so everyone arrives ready for it – even though they didn’t know it was going to happen.

If you want to create special memories that last then we can have the event professionally filmed too. Below you can see an example of this.

“We used The Rock and Roll Experience for a team building event for our office of 40 people. We were quite hesitant about whether people would enjoy this activity, but it completely surpassed all expectations – every single person in our office LOVED it  and everyone has been talking about it non-stop since! Josh, Dan and Matt were brilliant and so entertaining, they knew exactly how to make everyone feel comfortable, relaxed and have fun. Definitely recommend The Rock and Roll Experience!.” Louise Porat Spinmaster Toys

So if you want a Halloween party idea that makes your party stand out why not get in touch for details on how we can run this for you. We have a range of other music based events that might also interest you so have a browse around the website.

 Get in touch today for a no obligation quote.

Harmonica Blues Experience Team Building

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Welcome to the Harmonica Blues Experience Team Building; one of our newest events which calls on the power of Elwood from the Blues Brothers to help turn your team into a well oiled

The Harmonica Blues Experience team building event brings the spirit of blues and boogie woogie music to your corporate event. We use fun, engaging facilitates who are expert harmonica performers to turn your team into harmonica blues experts in a short time frame.

Timescale: 30 minutes to 1 hour / Group size: 5-2,000+ people

Starting with fun ice breaker games, the group become engaged and captivated until they are taken through exciting exercises that teach them how to play the harmonica.

This is unique, fun and crazy which is why it works so brilliantly at getting teams to work together to create something special. They must learn to listen to each other, communicate effectively and work as a team to succeed.

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It was such a pleasure to work with you all, the experience was fantastic and we have had nothing but widely positive feedback.” Claire Paterson – Retail Support Assistant UK & Ireland -Tiffany & Co.

In the harmonica blues team building experience everyone gets their own harmonica which they have the option to keep as a memento. There’s also an option to take this further with Blues Brothers style outfits for all delegates.

“We used The Rock and Roll Experience for a team building event for our office of 40 people. We were quite hesitant about whether people would enjoy this activity, but it completely surpassed all expectations – every single person in our office LOVED it  and everyone has been talking about it non-stop since! Josh, Dan and Matt were brilliant and so entertaining, they knew exactly how to make everyone feel comfortable, relaxed and have fun. Definitely recommend The Rock and Roll Experience!.” Louise Porat Spinmaster Toys

We can run the harmonica blues team building experience anywhere, get going in seconds and leave the room in seconds. It needs very little equipment and it’s suitable for any groups size and any duration from 10 minutes up to an hour. This makes it perfect for those conference sessions when a fast entrance and exit is required.

 Get in touch today for a no obligation quote.

Team Building Programmes

Team Building Programmes

Fresh team building ice breakers for your next event

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If you are searching for team building programmes then you’re in the right place. We understand the struggle when looking to create team building programmes without pulling out the old cliched ideas or boring people to death with uninspiring team building activities.

In fact that is why we created the Rock and Roll Experience because we understood the power of music to be inspiring, motivational, fun, engaging and highly effective at demonstrating what can be achieved when a group really works as a team.

“I loved how different it was from anything we’ve done before or anything that’s available elsewhere. I liked working with your booking team on building the event and found the whole process really easy. You guys took any pressure away and delivered a fabulous event on the night.” Amy Moore – RSA Group

In fact we know that nothing does the job better and we never get bored of witnessing that transformation when a group has come to one of our team building programmes without any musical ability and we see them full of doubts when they see the challenge ahead. But with expert facilitation we get them on board and watch them gradually discover how to really pull together until at the end they reach the musical outcome and feel the overwhelming buzz of that achievement.

Our team building programmes offering is stronger than ever with event options that are unique so you can avoid people feeling like they’ve experienced it before. They also have scope for us to tailor them to your event so we can incorporate any key messages or themes so the whole day feels consistent and ties together seamlessly. And of course they will get your delegates pumped up, energised, buzzing and in a moment where they have achieved something special as a group to create a shared positive experience.

This will make your overall event much more effective and optimise the whole effort.

We can deliver these in a time frame to suit you whether it’s a speedy 30 minute ice breaker or a six hour team building session. We can come in half way through the day to re-energise the group or deliver the session at the end to top it all off on a high and leave people buzzing and talking to each other about their shared experience.

These events have been enjoyed by big names such as:

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • KFC
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Boots
  • Asda
  • Ikea
  • RSA Group
  • Pfizer
  • Shell
  • Dairy Crest
  • GE Aviation
  • And many more…..

Our popular team building programmes include:

The Rock and Roll Choir Experience

“It wasn’t just creating a choir, the energy and the way in which you engaged with the crowd was brilliant. Even on the toughest of days, you all managed to get most of them involved! I absolutely loved it every day! I only wish we had more than 45 mins!! Rebecca Nicholson – Retail Support Manager UK & Ireland -Tiffany & Co.

Our vocal coaches teach your delegates the harmonies for a famous rock song. We have scope to tailor the lyrics to your event and we have the pick of hundreds of songs so we can choose something relevant to your company or corporate message. Even the most reluctant singers get stuck in and enjoy the uplifting feeling when our expert facilitators have warmed them into it.

The Thriller Dance Experience

“I don’t want to lose the moment of praise so before I sign off for the weekend I wanted to say thank you. You took a last minute request in your stride and couldn’t have been more helpful. The event was a huge success and the team loved it and that was largely down to the choreographer and her lovely, bubbly personality – she is an asset to you and it wouldn’t have been the same without her. The team were a bit anxious to find out what they were doing but everyone embraced it and was surprised at how much they enjoy it. Overall a huge success and a great night had by all – thank you.” Hannah Eborall – Executive Assistant – LifeSearch

Our choreographers teach the moves to the iconic Michael Jackson dance routine. We have the option to include a zombie make over or just keep you looking like humans and enjoy the energy of the dance. Once again any reservations about the event soon dissolve and even the people with two left feet are surprised at how much they get into this and have a great time.

The Boomwhacker Experience

“The event was amazing, brilliant and faultless. We could not have had a better experience. Every colleague I’ve seen today has thanked me for organising it and I’m so pleased that we could do this. It was simply the best team building experience this staff team has had in the 9 years I’ve worked here. Brilliant – thank you.” Joe and all the staff at INPUT Pain Management – St Thomas’ Hospital

Using pitched percussion tubes, the boomwhacker experience shows the power of working together as we move through a fun rhythmic session which ends up as an orchestra performing a piece by Mozart. Nothing demonstrates how the sum is greater than the parts than working together to create a classical orchestra from a modest plastic tube.

If you want to book any of these team building programmes, or any others on our website then get in touch to discuss details.

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas

Create a memorable Halloween party with our Thriller event

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If you are looking for some unique Halloween party ideas then check this out. Although we started out as a company that offers corporate team building and conference energisers, we get more and more requests to deliver our events at private parties as people are often looking for fresh and exciting Halloween party ideas to create the ‘wow factor’ for their guests.

And of course around November and October people are looking for ghoulish ideas that fit the season.

We have run the Thriller dance event in houses, barns, village halls, hotels, conference centres and gardens. You name it and we’ve been there because this event only needs adequate space for the group size and a single power plug.

“Thanks so much for a great team building activity, it went down really well and everyone really enjoyed it! Pretty much the whole team loved it, including those of us with no co-ordination at all haha… we had a few people who said it was totally out of their comfort zone and weren’t overly excited when we surprised them, but by the end of it they were loving it too!”

Rosie Allen, HR Advisor, Campus Living Villages

Thriller Dance Event

This is the perfect event f you are looking for Halloween party ideas. Here guests get to learn this famous dance, get a zombie makeover and just generally let lose having fun learning some iconic Michael Jackson moves. It’s totally inclusive no matter what the age group of ability level. It can last from 30 minutes to two hours and we have the option to include the zombie makeover or skip that part if the guests are already in fancy dress.

“We are often invited to PA/EA functions and I can safely say this was the best event I’ve been to in my 7 years as a PA. The event was well organised, the staff were superb and the activities were all of a high standard. Kindest Regards, Charlotte”

Halloween Party Ideas

As well as the Thriller dance event we create some very special parties each year with our live band the Right Hook. They take pride in making sure the dance floor is kept full all night. As well as being a great band we also have a totally unique after dinner event that we have created.

It’s called the rock and roll game show and it bridges the gap perfectly between dinner and evening entertainment. Here teams battle it out for prizes in a chaotic, whacky music quiz that sees your delegates on stage with the band, creating play-doh models and competing in air guitar solos. And we have a very special Halloween version that gets everyone competing in a ghoulish game show that sets them up for the dancing that will follow when the band start playing.

“I have had lots of good verbal feedback so far, people loved the live band element because we’ve never had live entertainment before – I’ve never seen so many of them up on the dancefloor!  I think they also really enjoyed the quiz and you guys judged the atmosphere really well and went with the flow.  I will definitely be recommending you to everyone I know – you were really professional and I felt like everything was in safe hands and I could relax and actually enjoy the party too!” – Rachel Foskett – Kantar Media

“We were soooooo pleased with the way things went during the day and in the evening.  Everyone had a great time thanks to you guys! “ – Amy Moore, Marketing Manager – RSA Group

So if you want to discuss any of these Halloween party ideas get in touch and we’ll help make sure the event is remembered for the right reasons!

Group Music Activities for Adults

Why are our group music activities for adults so popular?

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Group Music Activities for Adults

Here at the Rock and Roll Experience we create group music activities for adults. That’s all we do. We are specialists. And this is what we are passionate about. Whilst many team building companies offer everything under the sun and then outsource it to people like us, we focus on what we love and do best. And that is group music activities for adults.

The reason many people search for group music activities for adults is that music has a very powerful effect on a group. Whether it’s the benefit of group drumming, the energy of a dance event, or the uplifting power of singing, music events can create the perfect right result every time.

People use our group music events for a number of scenarios such as:

  • Corporate team building
  • School staff inset days
  • Conference energisers
  • Meeting ice breakers
  • Staff training days
  • Company merger events
  • Product launch events
  • and more…

Our music events are increasingly popular and incredibly effective at doing what they need to do; Giving people an amazingly fun, memorable event whilst driving home key messages and helping people strengthen their bond whilst learning how to work effectively together.

It was such a pleasure to work with you all, the experience was fantastic and we have had nothing but widely positive feedback.” Claire Paterson – Retail Support Assistant UK & Ireland -Tiffany & Co.

We have provided events for some of the best known brands as well as lots of much smaller companies. That’s because we offer something for everyone no matter what the requirements or budget.

team building, corporate events, musc eventsAll of our group music activities for adults are completely adaptable to meet any budget, any time frame, any location, any group size, and suitable for any person.

The teams are guided by professional musicians and expert facilitators to find solutions to challenges and to work together towards the common musical goal.

Check out our team building overview video below which shows you some of the different group music activities that we offer and remember all our events are for any age group, any physical ability, any skill set and best of all no experience is necessary. In fact we prefer it that way because then everyone is really challenging themselves and being forced to succeed well out their comfort zone.

Browse the website or get in touch to find out more or book a session.

 

Why team building is bad

Why Team Building is Bad

Why is Team Building Bad for Your Business?

What? Why is team building bad? Don’t we have a business that offers team building events? Well yes of course we do but we’re not really saying that team building is bad. There are some common myths around and we thought we’d discuss them to help you make the right choice.

why team building is bad, horrific team building, bad team building ideas, alison greenIn August 2018 the BBC website published an article by Alison Green where she was very critical of some team building events and although she is right that some team building ideas are terrible, we think she missed the mark quite severely and actually missed the whole point of what team building is about (clue – it’s in the name).

Objectives

The most important thing to consider when booking a team building event is your objective. Alison talks about some quite obscure activities for a team building day such as circus skills or sheep herding and says, “the connection to those business goals isn’t quite clear.”

Sometimes a company will have a very clear goal whether that’s improving communication within a team or resolving some personality issues between dysfunctional team members. In that case a team building activity needs to be chosen that specifically tackles that issue.

But sometimes a team simply needs to get out of the office situation and bond. That might be as simple as going out for a drink or tenpin bowling. The power of getting out of the work environment and kicking back whilst having fun allows relationships to form, it allows people to relax, it allows hierarchies to fade so people can talk on a level. As soon as the conversation of ‘work’ is removed then people have the space and time to engage in a more caring, personal manner. That type of interaction forms relationships and if team members have closer, more understanding relationships then they will also find it easier to work effectively in the office.

Take time to work on the team

Alison says in her article, “Real team building isn’t about one or two events per year. Instead, it’s about how a team runs, day to day.” Now of course this is true that the well being and dynamic of the team should be considered every day and not just for one team building event each year. However, those specific team building days once or twice a yer actually are incredibly important. No matter how determined you might be to ‘work on the team’ at work, it is impossible to really focus on each other in that environment. You can’t get away from the pressures, the deadlines, the mounting emails and the fact that you are in your place of work. Mentally you are in a different place whilst in that environment.

It is so important in any part of your life whether it’s your relationship with your partner, your kids or your colleagues to get away from the routine. Get away from the place where ‘stuff’ has to be done. Whether that’s house chores or work deadlines. You need to remove those distractions and make a statement to yourself and the other people involved that today we forget the daily grind because we are focusing purely on each other.

What you will learn, and the things you discover in that hour, afternoon or week will carry through back to your office or home. If you choose not to take time to work on your relationships then they will suffer. And team building is essentially just working on your relationships.

Working on irrelevant problems

Another myth was presented when Alison said, “And oddly, many team-building exercises are based around solving artificial problems as a group, like building a balloon tower or untangling a human knot – things that aren’t likely to come up in our actual work for most of us.”

We believe that she is totally missing the point here. The team building activity is supposed to be removed from what you would normally do at work. We are trying to break people out of their familiar thought patterns, their familiar preconceptions of who does what role in a team. We want hierarchies to be removed. We want to push people into new places where they find creativity and confidence that they never realise in the repetitive patterns of their jobs.

By taking people out of those familiar situations they find completely new approaches, they realise new strengths in their colleagues and learn new things about each other. Certain activities engage both sides of the brain so they actually get you thinking in a different way. If done correctly then all of this happens under the disguise of having fun.

If a team learns the lesson that respecting each member’s role in a process and working together creates a better end result then who cares what activity they were doing when they learned that. The important part is that they learned it and now they can move forward as a team and tackle any challenge more effectively.

A team in today’s world needs to be dynamic, creative and adaptable as market places change rapidly and businesses need to pivot often. A team that can function in a highly effective manner, regardless of what activity they are doing, is able to move with the demands of modern business and create great end results no matter what direction the business moves.

Humiliating dance performances

And finally we want to pick up ion the criticism of, “humiliating dance performances.” And this is only because one of our most popular events is a dance event. The main one teaches Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance but we also offer many other dance styles. These events always go down incredibly well and work equally effectively for a small team building group or a thirty minute large conference energiser.

Here are some words from an event for 200 people at the annual conference and below you can watch the video from the same event. At the end of the video you can see one of the senior leaders giving his feedback on the day and we can tell you that he was anything but humiliated.

Thanks so much for a great team building activity on Thursday, it went down really well and everyone really enjoyed it! The whole team loved it, including those of us with no co-ordination at all haha… we had a few people who said it was totally out of their comfort zone and weren’t overly excited when we surprised them, but by the end of it they were loving it too!”

Rosie Allen, HR Advisor, Campus Living Villages

A bit touchy?

We know this might look like we’re attacking Alison’s article and being a bit defensive but it is nothing personal about the author. It’s just that some parts of the message were fundamentally wrong and it’s only fair that a counter view is put forward to address that. She made some good points and did highlight some horrific sounding team building scenarios but they are not anything we have encountered.

When organising your team building event just be sure about what you want to achieve and the effect you want the session to have. From there you can gather ideas and see which one resonates best with your overall vision.

Be inclusive

When choosing your team building activities it is crucial that they are inclusive. You do not want any of your team to feel left out or inadequate. We make sure that every event we provide is inclusive so everyone can enjoy it. We craft the sessions to challenge people but always make sure that there is a positive end result. Getting that balance right makes sure people feel a real sense of accomplishment at the end when they conquer the challenge whilst having great fun. Going out of their comfort zone and then achieving something special together has a very powerful effect on a team.

Watch the video below to see an overview of some of our events, browse the website or get in touch to find out more or book a session.

 

Team Building Drumming Corporate Event

Team Building Drumming

Why is Team Building Drumming Beneficial?

Our team building drumming events are hugely popular for good reason – they have a really positive effect on the workforce. Drumming is an ancient art form that has been enjoyed by communities across every culture for thousands of years. The power of drumming is no secret but why should you consider team building drumming for your next corporate event?

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It was such a pleasure to work with you all, the experience was fantastic and we have had nothing but widely positive feedback.” Claire Paterson – Retail Support Assistant UK & Ireland -Tiffany & Co.

Remember that your business is a community of people. If that community of people is united, caring, respectful and supportive then they will also be a very happy and productive team. As well as that being appealing because you care about your staff’s wellbeing, it also means they will be more effective at their jobs and earn the company more money.

But you know that because you’re here looking into team building ideas. So why does team building drumming work so well?

It creates a sense of unity and community

During a drumming team building session hierarchy dissolves, age, physicality, language, culture, gender and ability barriers are all removed. Everyone is equal. Here each member listens to each other, respects each other and works together in the common goal of creating rhythm.

Encourages creativity

We encourage people to remove their inhibitions, stop thinking and start feeling. The left and right brain are engaged and this allows creativity to flow. This same brain function is what brings great new, ‘thinking outside of the box’ ideas in the workplace.

Analogies between drumming and the workplace become clear

Participants learn the value of their contribution to the team as well as how important the WHOLE group is to the overall result. It also encourages listening and respect of the rest of the team.

Ready to learn

Drumming is effective at getting people to the ALPHA state when brain cycles slow down and we are most able to learn. Here we are super focused and receptive to new ideas. This makes a team building drumming event an excellent option for an energiser session during a long conference to reinvigorate, focus and engage the jaded minds.

Accessible to all

Even those who think they have no rhythm at all will get involved and experience a successful session. The team building drumming events are created to work for everybody so that everyone succeeds and has a huge amount of fun. No one is singled out or made to feel silly.

These are just a few of the benefits of team building drumming and above all it’s a really high energy, fun session that leaves people smiling and energised. We have several options whether it’s African drumming, junk percussion or the pitched boomwhcakers which take on the extra element of harmony and allow us to create a piece of classical music with the orchestra.

Browse the website or get in touch to find out more or book a session.

 

Songs for Team Building Events

Songs for Team Building Events

Which Songs for Team Building Events are most Effective?

People often ask us what the best songs for team building events are and our answer depends on a few different things. We have a large list of tried and tested songs that we use for our singing team building events so we thought we’d share some of them with you below.

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The reason singing works so well for team building events, conference ice breakers and energisers is that it’s inherently uplifting so people feel good, they smile, they feel a shared sense of achievement. These are all results that people look for in a team building event and a singing team building session delivers that without having to force it. It just happens.

The event was amazing, brilliant and faultless. We could not have had a better experience. Every colleague I’ve seen today has thanked me for organising it and I’m so pleased that we could do this. It was simply the best team building experience this staff team has had in the 9 years I’ve worked here. Brilliant – thank you.” Joe and all the staff at INPUT Pain Management – St Thomas’ Hospital

So when we look fora song for a rock choir team building event we need to make sure the song choice is in line with that feel good element. So a few things you want to be careful of that might otherwise spoil the mood are:

  • Slow tempo
  • Depressing lyrics
  • Melancholic music

But with around 100 years of recorded music to choose from that still leaves us plenty of choice.

What else to consider?

We also have to look into the message of the song. We don’t want a song that might sound uplifting but actually carries a message which conflicts with the message that we are trying to instill. Sometimes we use a song that has a generic good message such as “I get by with a little help from my friends.” But other times we might use a song that has a specific message for the company or the event theme which fits perfectly.

In the video below you can see that we used the song ‘Breakfast at Tiffanys’ because the event was for the UK annual conference for famous jewelers Tiffany & co.

We also need to consider nationality. If we are presenting a session for a group with several nationalities then it’s no good using a song that was a cult hit just in the UK. A big part of people quickly buying into the event is recognising the song. So if we have an international audience we make sure the song choice has international appeal so everybody feels included and engages quickly with the event.

Of course our facilitators are experts at getting even the most staunch non-singers on board quickly, and clients often comment on how well we achieve that. One of the biggest concerns clients have before booking our rock and roll choir events are that some of the group won’t join in. That’s why it’s so important that we use only the best facilitators who quickly break down barriers and make sure people understand what is happening and how much fun they will have.

Our favourite songs

Here are some of our favourite songs for team building events, but as you probably gather the list is almost endless!

  • With a little help from my friends (Joe Cocker version)
  • Never had a dream come true
  • Happy
  • Something inside so strong
  • You raise me up
  • God Only Knows
  • Good Vibrations
  • Celebration
  • Red Red Wine
  • Three Lions
  • Rolling in the deep
  • Sweet dreams
  • Bad romance
  • Can’t get you out of my head
  • Never gonna give you up
  • Wake me up
  • Get lucky

If you want to discuss how we can give your next event some uplifting and memorable wow factor get in touch to we can plan a bespoke session for you.

The choir team building event works from 15 minutes up to two hours from group sizes of 10 up to several thousand.