The Serving Sounds installation is a multi-sensory music-making pop-up bar that creates connection through music – a bar that serves bass rather than beer.
The installation is an interactive work, playful and joyful, with each ‘customer’ experience at the bar lasting around the length of a typical pop song.
As well as pure musical joy, the Serving Sound Bar can also be placed in settings that encourage conversations around wellbeing, in particular male mental health, giving working-class men a voice in pub-style settings with a difference.
”There’s nothing like your local, there’s nothing like it. There’s nothing like a pint at your local. There’s nothing like hanging out in the beer garden at your local. There’s nothing like it. There’s nothing like the footie, a fag and a pint at your local….The “I’m just going to have one”, the “just one more”. The ‘DING DING’ “LAST ORDERS?” See you next week I’m sure. There’s nothing like your local. There’s nothing like it.”
Commissioned and produced by Activate Performing Arts, producers of Inside Out Dorset. Serving Sounds is funded by Activate Performing Arts thanks to the support of Arts Council England South West. In 2023, Serving Sounds is supported by Without Walls
Working Boys Club are brothers Jason, and founder, Adam Dupree. They make and create work by mixing performance arts with influences from their past lives as tradesmen. Jason is an Electrician, turned Circus Director & Adam a Mechanic turned Designer/Maker.
In 2023 they performed at the Without Walls launch event in London in February
Norwich and Norfolk Festival, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2023
Working Boys Club performed with Serving Sounds at Imagine Watford on 15 and 16 July, 2022 and in Summer and Autumn, 2022, they embarked on a development project in pubs and festivals across the UK. The project was supported by Activate, Theatre Orchard, Out There Arts, Freshly Greated, Arts by the Sea Bournemouth, Lighthouse Poole and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole In Autumn 2022 they also performed at: Whirligig Festival, Weston-super-Mare; Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth; Weston Arts & Health Weekender