Frequently Asked Questions

What is Oh Yeah?

Oh Yeah is a music centre in Belfast. The address is 15-21 Gordon Street, a former warehouse, located in the Cathedral Quarter. It measures 14 500 square feet over three floors. The building was vacated by the Outlet recording and record distribution company in 2004.Oh Yeah has taken out a 20 year lease on the building.

Oh Yeah is providing a physical location where various strands of the music industry can grow and interact. These include performance, rehearsals, recording, song writing, networking, PR, marketing, management, graphic design, music media skills, etc. The aim is to give long-term and real-time advice plus office space to emerging music projects.

The phone number is: +44 (0)2890 310 845 E-mail: info@ohyeahbelfast.com

Who is behind Oh Yeah?

The project came together on December 29, 2005. Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol met with some interested parties in Belfast and they resolved to try and create a dedicated music centre in Belfast.

In time, this developed into a particular model to meet the needs of the time and the place. The board of Oh Yeah comprises of: Gary Lightbody, David Matchett, John D'Arcy, Lisa McIlherron and Mike Edgar.

How is Oh Yeah constituted?

Oh Yeah was recognised as a charity in 2008.

How is Oh Yeah financed?

Oh Yeah is a social enterprise. A social enterprise is a business with primarily social objectives. The surpluses are reinvested in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders or owners.

Oh Yeah is currently financed by donations, plus income streams from use of the building. We will use the income provided by hire of office and rehearsal space and a to finance our projects.

Such projects will involve outreach to young people who wouldn't traditionally use a service like Oh Yeah, plus training and mentoring musicians and showcasing their talent.

The project is seeking funding for capital costs to make the building safe and accessible, for example a disability lift, rewiring, heating, sundry building works.

Is there a recording studio?

The recording studio is a separate operation. The space has been rented out from Oh Yeah and the owners work independently from the music centre. For more information, see here.  

Is there office space to let?

As the building is developed, some spaces may become available. Please contact us if you are interested.

Are there any jobs going at Oh Yeah?

There are currently two staff, Stuart Bailie (Chief Executive) and Charlotte Dryden (Development Officer). Future positions will be advertised on the site and in the newsletter.

How do I get involved?

Please register for the Oh Yeah newsletter on our homepage. When there is a need for volunteers, we will ask for help in this way. Your interest is greatly appreciated.

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