Tune your instruments and practice with group

(l-r) Matt Kenway, Eden Hoop and Jon Nicoll outside the United Services Club in Pocklington.
(l-r) Matt Kenway, Eden Hoop and Jon Nicoll outside the United Services Club in Pocklington.

Musicians are being encouraged to tune their instruments and join a new group for people who share a love of getting together to play, practice and perform.

The Pock Collective is for people who embrace an eclectic mix of musical style, from pop and rock to blues, classical and reggae.

The idea originally came from a group of local musicians and Pocklington resident John Nicoll has been driving it forward over the last couple of months.

Most recently, he has secured a regular place to meet - the United Services Club on Waterloo Square in Pocklington - where the Collective has exclusive use of the concert room on a Tuesday evening from 7pm-10pm. John, of Burnby Lane, said: “I wanted the chance to meet and perform with other musicians, but more than that, I wanted to create a space where everyone feels welcome. The Pock Collective is open to people of every age and musical ability and whether you’re a seasoned performer or want to get on the stage for the first time then we’d love to see you. As the Collective grows and develops I also hope it will offer a chance for people to share their musical knowledge and talents, and contribute to performances at local events throughout the year.”

He added: “There seems to be a lot of people in Pocklington with instruments in the corner of the room which they don’t use. What I hope the Collective does is encourage them to pick up their instruments and play 
them.”

If you would like to get involved, visit The Pock Collective Facebook page where you can message the group. Alternatively, call John Nicoll on 07816 875477.