Quest Music Services (QMS) is a non-for-profit arts organisation that delivers music opportunities and arts experiences for children, young people and adults in Thurrock. Our services include urban music workshops, live music events, Community Radio Station, artist showcases and music stage productions.
QMS has its own music hall and radio station called in Grays town centre at the Thameside Complex. it has 4 areas; a workshop area for arts activities, a performance stage for presentations and live events, a radio station broadcasting music and arts news, a music production media suite and bar.
Available workshops are Music Production, Radio Presenting, DJing, Positive Rap & Vocal Coaching; Music Therapy sessions for SEND children and youth at risk; ‘Introduction to Music’ for early years and new families, we do outreach work and run from the venue called Unit (Under negotiation in Thurrock). Our music technology lab of electronic instruments, digital kinesthetic devices, midi laser controllers and sensory resources enables artistic expression and creativity for all ages and needs.
QMS tailor music intervention and outreach programs suited to clients needs, run by qualified tutors from the music industry.
Unit hosts regular cultural events, performances opportunities, live music, poetry and art exhibitions encouraging original art and nurturing new talent. The music production and media suite is available to support artist development in recording and releasing new music and to improve Thurrock’s creative industries. Thecommunity radio station showcases local DJs/MCs, singer/songwriters and musicians to online audiences.
Unit can be hired to other art groups, to meet, plan and deliver art based projects in Thurrock.
Unit is a place that encourages imagination. A place that explores and guides artistic discovery, empowering individuality and diversity through the joys of sound and performance.
Funded by Big Lottery, Arts Council England, Hew Watt Family Charitable Fund, Thurrock CVS, FSJ Trust & community donations. QMS work with local authorities, youth services, schools, charitable groups, international known artists and large music festivals.