YRock is a social enterprise and music promotions company aimed primarily at meeting the needs of young musicians. YRock runs gigs across the UK whilst providing online reviews, support, and feedback via this website.
The company has a strong belief in the power of music for education, and also runs schools and community projects for young people which encourage enterprise education through music.
YRock was officially founded in June 2007 by Grant McWhirter. Grant has been involved in many youth projects and his always had a strong passion for music. Throughout high school Grant spent years working on music projects and playing guitar in young bands. While working on a voluntary music project at University he felt that there was a need for a sustainable music organisation for young bands and young musicians and this need inspired him to create YRock.
In January 2008 Grant was joined by Duncan Ross who brought his own unique skills and musical experience as well as the same passion for music and positive change in young people that inspired YRock to begin with.
Together Grant and Duncan work hard to build on the YRock vision and YRock is now active in 8 cities across the UK.
What we do
YRock aims to provide young people with a network, resources and access to the wider music industry at an early age. By providing gigs, promotions and projects we enable young people to engage in many different creative disciplines and hope to encourage a generation of enterprising and innovative individuals.
To date we have predominantly run gigs for young bands and help to promote them through reviews and media content on our website. In cities where we have a larger presence, such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, we also work on school projects, community workshops and run larger promotions with more experienced bands.
• To provide continuous development for young musicians
• To provide a focus of learning that enhances life skills for young people using music as a catalyst
• To run a unique gig network offering an experience to both musicians and fans across the country
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Please feel free to contact us with any queries and somebody from the YRock team will get back to you as soon as possible.
324 Central Chambers
11 Bothwell Street
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