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This Week’s Blog-Discovering Music Together

Coming up this week from GSMC we have the brand new single release ‘Break the Circle’ from the forthcoming new album by Ajay Srivastav as well as the new single ‘River Folk’ from The Lost Decades. We have had some great performances so far at our GSMC Online Music Festival which runs until 25th November with Mim Greyperforming tonight (Monday) followed by Dragonfly Sky and The Portraits before our GSMC Online Music Club commences on Thursday with Matt Hall, Michael McMillan, Hugh Spalding and Paul Alexander Low performing this week.

We have also introduced Gift Vouchers to our Online Store for those people looking for Christmas gift ideas, alongside our current range of Mugs, T Shirts, Bags and CD’s and our GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist, featuring 20 tracks from 20 different artists has been updated for this week. Please see below for more information.

https://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/events
https://www.facebook.com/grahamsteelmusiccompany  
https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC Online Music Festival
Mim Grey
Monday 23rd November
Starts 8.00pm

Mim Grey, the most beautiful voice to come out of the UK in a very long time, released her long-awaited and highly accomplished debut album, ‘Grey Matters’ in April 2010. The album evokes the sounds of James Taylor and Joni Mitchell but conjures up a life lived through high-heeled boots, blue jeans, curling tongs, late nights and love lost and found.

To watch go to – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

New Single Release
Ajay Srivastav –‘Break the Circle’
Wednesday 25th November

Break the Circle is the second single from Ajay’s forthcoming album, Powerless. ‘Break the Circle ’is part protest song and part meditation. Blending gutsy Delta Blues guitar with tabla and drone, Ajay brings an element of fire into the ethereal sound he is known for. Lyrically, this is a song for our times. A direct call out to what is unjust in the world, with an uplifting resolution which suggests that positive change is within our grasp.

Say’s Ajay: “I started this as a protest song and all that came to mind was negative thoughts: things that I didn’t like, or believe in. Taking a step away from writing the song, I realised that both with the song and as a person, I was caught in a circle of negativity… where negative thoughts reinforce negative emotions, which in turn produce negative actions and I needed to break free of that. Musically this worked well with my Delta Blues style.. as traditionally a lot of Blues songs deal with the struggle to break free of the forces that weigh the singer down.”

Break the Circle is the new single from Ajay Srivastav’s second album – Powerless, releasing in Spring 2021

www.ajayhq.com

Original New Music Spotify Playlist

This week’s GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist features 20 tracks from 20 different artists and this week features Emma Stevens, Beth De Bacci & Tom Fearon, George Wilding, Zoe Wren, India Electric Co, Seafarers, Eli Lev, Khaki Scouts, Marya Stark, Jennifer Crook, Baby Shakes, Mary Coughlan, Vic Cracknell, Amelia Colburn, Malcolm MacWatt, Attic Theory, The Demo, Anna Krantz, Vic Allen, Yvonne Lyon, please take a listen We will continue to update this each week and we would love to hear what your favourites are or any suggestions for future playlists.

New Original Music Spotify Playlist
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Qwb5U2VFZz7NRTHEBIJlb

GSMC Online Music Festival
Dragonfly Sky
Tuesday 24th November
Starts 8.00pm

We are delighted to have excellent singer song writer Dave Starke performing live from South Africa at our Online Music Festival. Dave is a South African singer-songwriter who strives to capture human moments in musical form – to sum up a whole host of thoughts and emotions using just his voice and a guitar. He describes a guitar as “nothing more than a wooden box with strings, tensioned to near breaking point – it’s fundamental, honest and often scary and it’s a good metaphor for the human experience…”

To watch go to – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC Online Music Festival
The Portraits
Wednesday 25th November
Starts 8.00pm

Anglo-Irish Acoustic Pop duo The Portraits, aka husband and wife songwriters Lorraine and Jeremy Millington from Galway and Bristol respectively, reached the iTunes chart in January 2015 with their charity single The Rest Of Time, championed by BBC Radio 2 and featuring the voices of 2000 people recorded across the UK during 2014 all singing to save lives lost to blood cancers. Married in 2005, they launched their new music outfit in the same year, releasing first album ‘Kin’ on their own label, Sensorypulse.

To watch go to – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC Online Music Club
 
Our Online Music Club returns this Thursday with Berkshire based singer songwriter Matt Hall followed by performances by Michael McMillan who will be performing songs from his new album ‘Whiskey’ on Friday, Hugh Spalding from Savour the Flavour performs for us on Saturday and Paul Alexander Low will feature songs from His debut EP ‘Hell Yeah’ on Sunday.
 
To watch go to – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

New Single
The Lost Decades – ‘River Folk’
Friday 27th November

Described by songwriter Tom Gamble as a “love letter to London”, River Folk is a nostalgic muse on the British capital; its people, its history and the story of the working Londoner. With Tom’s vocals and intricate guitar playing as the focus, its thoughtful and wistful melodies rise over the subtle instrumentation. It is due for BBC radio play as well as the release of the official video online. Featuring Stephen Doughty on Irish flute, Cameron Smith on cello and Duke Alexander on piano. 

https://www.howlermonkeyrecords.com/thelostdecades

GSMC Artist Roster
Beyond 6 Strings
 
Beyond 6 Strings is a new show presenting reinterpretations of your favourite Classic Rock songs & originals played by Brian Doran on instruments that you may not have seen before including the 20-String Harp Guitar, The Hydra, The Fusion 8-String,12-String Guitar, Mandolin, Sitar, Triller, Ebow & more that feature classic songs performed by The Beatles, Stones, Floyd, Zeppelin, Queen, Genesis, Bowie etc. Brian is Lead Singer, Mandolin, Whistles & Guitar player with nationally successful Sea-Shanty,Folk/Rock Band The Salts.
 
https://www.facebook.com/Beyond6Strings

Last Week’s Blog-Listen Up
– from GSMC
16th November 2020
Discovering Music Together 

We have another jam packed week coming up from GSMC with our Online Music Festival which runs until 25th November and this week features feature’s live performances from Tony Cox (South Africa) , Sandy McLelland, Dave Starke(South Africa), James Kell, Grand Old Uke of Dork, Jenny Colquitt and Carola Baer. We also have the new video ‘Autumn Breeze’ by Paul Alexander Low out now, and we have new releases from Ajay Srivastav and Marc Woosnam coming out in the next few weeks.

We are also happy to be offering a Limited Edition Christmas Bundle which includes a Keeping Music Live, Mug, T Shirt & Bag for just £15 which makes the ideal Christmas gift and helps us at the same time. We also have 20 new tracks by 20 different artists featured on the GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist.
Please see below for more information.

https://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/events
https://www.facebook.com/grahamsteelmusiccompany  
https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

Original New Music Spotify Playlist 

This week’s GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist features 20 tracks from 20 different artists and this week features Rita Braga, When Rivers Meet, Phil Cooper, Jenny Colquitt, Iago Banet, Skinny Bob, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, I Am a Rocketship, Kirstie Smith, The Woodlands, Jaquelin Loor & Will Evans, Ynana Rose, Stick in the Wheel, Katy Carr, Angel Snow, The Paper Kites & Julia Stone, Dave Thomas Junior, Gulf Stream Riders, Creature Comfort, Skout, please take a listen We will continue to update this each week and we would love to hear what your favourites are or any suggestions for future playlists.

New Original Music Spotify Playlist
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Qwb5U2VFZz7NRTHEBIJlb

GSMC Online Music Festival 
Sandy McLelland 
Wednesday 18th November 
Starts 8.30pm 

Throughout a long and respected music career, Scottish singer songwriter, Sandy McLelland has contributed to the artistic achievements of numerous artists and projects all over the world. Capable and comfortable across many, diverse, musical styles……‘This music’ represents the culmination of a lifetimes’ work. Sandy’s latest album ‘Cross the Line’ reached number 1 in the iTunes Country Music chart as well being Awarded album of the year by Blues & Roots Radio.

To watch go to – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC Online Music Festival 
Dave Starke
Thursday 19th November 
Starts 7.00pm 

We are delighted to have excellent singer song writer Dave Starke performing live from South Africa at our Online Music Festival. Dave is a South African singer-songwriter who strives to capture human moments in musical form – to sum up a whole host of thoughts and emotions using just his voice and a guitar. He describes a guitar as “nothing more than a wooden box with strings, tensioned to near breaking point – it’s fundamental, honest and often scary and it’s a good metaphor for the human experience…”

To watch go to – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC Online Music Festival 
James Kell
Thursday 19th November 
Starts 8.00pm 

We are delighted that Berkshire based singer song writer James Kell will be performing at our Online Music Festival on Thursday 19th November starting at 8pm, we hope you can join us.

To watch go to – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC Online Music Festival 
Grand Old Uke of Dork
Friday 20th November 
Starts 8.00pm 

We are delighted to announce the Grand Old Uke of Dork will be performing at our Online Music Festival on Friday 20th November at 8pm. “Come with me on a journey through musical madness and together with my recipe of irreverant original songs, a side of covers and just a dash of stupidity, we can make memories for a lifetime.”

To watch go to – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC Online Music Festival 
Jenny Colquitt
Saturday 21st November 
Starts 8.00pm 

Jenny Colquitt is a singer, songwriter, musician and citizen of North West, United Kingdom. Jenny began writing music in her early teens and from there she has played many venues and spread her music far and wide. In 2016 she released her debut E.P. titled ‘The Quiet kind’. Jenny also run a successful YouTube Channel under her name in which she post weekly videos with a mixture of cover songs and original works.

To watch go to – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC Online Music Festival 
Carola Baer
Sunday 22nd November 
Starts 8.00pm 

We are delighted that Carola Baer will be performing at our Online Music Festival on 22nd November from 8pm. Known for combining layers of vocals, piano and keys to create a lush and unique ambient progressive sound, tonight Carola will be performing a stripped back piano set that weaves emotional intensity with captivating lyrical expressions that honestly question and state what we are possibly all feeling to some degree.

To watch go to – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC Artist Roster-Artists available for 2021 include-


Songs from the Sea featuring The Salts & Chris Ricketts, The Music of Robert Johnson performed by Blue Touch, Music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens – Keith James , Sandy McLelland – Award Winning Americana, Antoine & Owena – Folk Duo, Cafe Chaos – Prog Rock from this great band, Ajay Srivastav – Indian Folk meets the Blues, Tomorrow Bird – Folk/ Americana Duo, WolfNote – Folk Band , Humstrum – Traditional Songs & Stories, Choro Bandido – Music from South Amerca
Beyond 6 Strings presented by Brian Doran from The Salts, Steve Bonham & the Long Road – Americana , Marc Woosnam – Singer Song writer , Paul Alexander Low – Introducing this exciting new artist
For more information on all these artists and others that we represent please see below or contact us.
http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/artist-roster

Last Week’s Blog

Discovering New Music

We had a great week of live music last week at our GSMC Online Music Club with some excellent performances and it was great to catch up with old friends and make new ones through the chat bar and we have some more great music coming up with a welcome return of The Lost Trades, the fabulous Tomorrow Bird, live music from the USA from Brooksie Wells and singer song writer Tom Silk making his debut for us.

We are delighted that ‘Hell Yeah’ by Paul Alexander Low is currently Album of the Week on Blues & Roots Radio and there are new video releases from Steve Bonham & the Long Road and Choro Bandido. We now have our Online Music Club ‘I Kept Music Live’ T Shirts back in stock after the last batch sold out as well as the new ‘Keeping Music Live’ T Shirts and Mugs and a wide range of CD’s all available though our Online Store. We also have 20 new tracks by 20 different artists featured on the 

Thanks again for all your support.
Please see below for more information.

https://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/events
https://www.facebook.com/grahamsteelmusiccompany  
https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist.

This week’s GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist features 20 tracks from 20 different artists and this week features Rachel Newtown , Merry Hell, Kalandra, The 19th Street Band, Bantunani, Jack Francis, Jim Chorley, Jamie Freedman, Bryde, Lena Andersson, Martin Simpson, Owen Paul, Sophie Griffiths, Joseph Parsons, Paul Alexandra Low, Ollie West & the Wild Flowers, Jack B Dawson, Steve Bonham & the Long Road, Eric Anders & Mark O’Bitz, State of the Union, please take a listen We will continue to update this each week and we would love to hear what your favourites are or any suggestions for future playlists.

New Original Music Spotify Playlist
https:/ Online Music Club 

We have a great line up of live music coming up this week at our Online Music Club featuring singer song writer Brooksie Wells performing directly from the USA on Tuesday, excellent duo Tomorrow Bird return on Wednesday, Tom Silk makes his Online Music Club debut on Friday and we are delighted that the fabulous The Lost Trades featuring Tamsin Quin, Phil Cooper and Jamie R Hawkins will be performing for us on Sunday.

To watch go to – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub/open.spotify.com/playlist/3Qwb5U2VFZz7NRTHEBIJlb

What’s On
This Week at a Glance 
Mon 9th – Sunday 15th November

Tuesday 10th November – Brooksie Wells, 8.00pm
Singer song writer performing live from the USA

Wednesday 11th November  – Tomorrow Bird, 8.00pm
Berkshire based a country, folk, songwriter  duo

Friday 13th November  – Tom Silk, 8.00pm
Performing acoustic melodies inspired by personal experiences and a love of all things 90’s

Sunday 15th November – The Lost Trades, 8.00pm
Excellent Wiltshire based Folk & Roots Trio

Online Music Club  https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC Artist Roster 
Blue Touch 

Blue touch are getting closer to releasing their next album but just when they start thinking of mixing and videos etc Covid strikes, again, and we are back in lockdown ! The album will happen of course, just a bit later –  the associated live show is ‘An Evening with Robert Johnson’ (which they launched at the marvellous Epping Music Club) and they are trying to come up with an album title and artwork and do what they can remotely. Never shy to break away from the formulaic or cliché, Blue Touch are less about a Texas shuffle or waking up this morning and more about getting out, having a good time and enjoying what you do.Their latest albium ’40 miles…’ recieved great reviews with radio play across the UK and Europe.
http://www.bluetouch.info

For more information please contact 
http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany

New Video Releases 
This Week 

New video’s from Steve Bonham and the Long Road and Choro Bandido are out this week, please click on the links below to watch.

Steve Bonham & the Long Road – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogOHB74aZ98
Choro Bandido – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0gSfL9wMPwamsteelmusiccompany.com/contact

Support Us

If you are enjoying the work we are doing at this time and want to support us during this time, there are many ways you can do so, please see links below and big thanks to all those people who have already contributed and supported us in various ways.

Please support us

Tip Jar – https://www.paypal.me/GSMC874
Donate http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com

Copyright © 2020 Graham Steel Music Company,

Last Week’s Blog

Discovering Music Together
 

As we are about to go into another Lockdown at GSMC we are determined to do our bit to keep music live with a full programme of events at our Online Music Club with artists performing from their Living Room to Yours which this week features Andy LaveryPaul Player, Sandy Mclelland, Jon Fletcher, Colin Bailey, Michael Tuffery and Paul Wilson, sadly we will have to put our planned physical shows on hold for this month, but will try and rearrange and announce details soon.

We also have some great new releases out now from Ajay Srivastav, Paul Alexander Low & Neil Wells, new videos from Tomorrow Bird Choro Bandid, our New Original Music Spotify Playlist this week is a real corker and we are delighted to have taken stock of our new ‘Keeping Music Live’

 A big thanks to all those that have been attending our events, purchasing merchandise and making donations, it really does make a big difference.
 
 
 
 

Featured Band

Antoine & Owena

Folk Duo

Folk duo Antoine & Owena released their 2nd album ‘Something Out of Nothing’ just before Lockdown and have recommenced with promotion, they also had a busy Summer of Festival performances planned which are currently being rescheduled for next year along with a UK Tour and they are preparing for their next album release. Inspired by traditional and contemporary folk music, Antoine & Owena create their own original blend of folk music that provides a feast for the ears, the heart and the feet. Combining original material with their own take on some traditional songs, this Wiltshire-based duo of multi-instrumentalists delivers an eclectic mix of songs and tunes which enthuse and entertain. The duo are currently working on their third album.

For more information please contact us.

Amazon – Something Out of Nothing – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Some…/dp/B085G4BQSV/ref=sr_1_1…  

Best regards 

Graham 

Graham Steel Music Company
www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com 
grahamsteel@virginmedia.com 
07985 359654

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Thursday 5th November 
Jon Fletcher, 8.00pm

Folk songs from this Oxford based performer
 
Friday 6th November   
Colin Bailey, 8.00pm

Singer-songwriter performing his own material and traditional songs
 
Saturday 7th November  
Michael Tuffery, 8.00pm

Solo performer and member of folk groups Ryewolf and WolfNote
 
Sunday 8th November 
Paul Wilson, 8.00pm

Excellent singer performing a wide range of covers and original numbers
 
https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

Tomorrow Bird
New Video
Tomorrow Bird
 Each week Tomorrow Bird release a new video, this week they have covered a fun version of the classic Monster Mash to coincide with Halloween. Tomorrow Bird is a British acoustic duo comprising of solo artist Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll from the folk- rock band, Burnt Tomorrow. Drawing influences from bands such as The Civil Wars, their haunting melodies and heart-felt lyrics have transfixed audiences and marked them out as a band to watch!
Walking Down The Tracks
Original New Music Spotify Playlist 

This week’s GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist features 20 tracks from 20 different artists and this week features Paul Alexander Low, Isobel Thatcher, Ajay Srivastav, Muddi Brooke, Polly Bolton, Trevor Babajack Steger, Wild Tibetan Monks, Neil Wells, Third Horizon, Harrowman, Fluer, Zoe Wren, Mike Ross, Luluc, The Explorers Club, Peter Crutchfield, Fly The Nest, Kanna, Neverwait, Days Indoors, please take a listen We will continue to update this each week and we would love to hear what your favourites are or any suggestions for future playlists.

New Original Music Spotify Playlist
 
Choro Bandido
Choro Bandido
 

Choro Bandido have a new video out now, Choro Bandido is a Surrey based four piece band, initially brought together through friendship and their mutual love of Brazilian samba. Between them they have a wealth of musical experience in many styles and are now entertaining audiences with Choro, and other music from Latin America and beyond. Please click on the link below to watch the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0gSfL9wMPw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3Nj_INXkDY2-t4mzoFcmWQwZDRP0BlYOSBecSJocnNSWub71bRgMSjfVw

Steve Bonham and The Long Road-Out of the Darkness EP

​Steve Bonham and The Long Road take a trip to the dark side with their continuing exploration of the madness, myth and moonshine of the Southern USA.

The first track A Bridge Across The River was released on 4 September 2020. The second If There’s A God Out Here was released 2 October 2020. With Waiting on a Storm and Do You, this chapter of the American Wilderness odyssey is complete.

Previous  Blogs

Discovering Music

We have a jam packed week of new releases and live online music coming up from GSMC including ‘Shanti’ the brand new single from 

Ajay Srivastav‘Hell Yeah’ the debut EP by 
Paul Alexander Low ‘Live for Today’ the new album by Neil Wells. We are very much looking forward to 
Ghostly Tales

 featuring Spriggan Mist with stories, dance and poetry from some special guests  and we have live performances from the brilliant 

Dan Burnett, the welcome return of Beyond 6 Strings, a Halloween double bill with the debut online performance from 
Ruby Dawn 

and the always entertaining Toxic Sofa, we also have the hilarious Peter Crutchfield, sublime duo StEm and Surrey’s very own Vic Cracknell who is promoting his new single as well as our New Original Music Spotify Playlist that comes out today. It’s going to be a great week, we hope you can join us.

Please see below for more information.

 
 
 
Halloween Special Online Music Club Ruby Dawn Saturday 31st October, 9pm Ruby Dawn is a new international collaboration that formed in July 2020. They perform hypnotic ambient grooves with a social conscience. The band are working on their first album and look forward to more live performances after their debut at The 1865 Club in Southampton on 13 Sept. Join them on 31st October for a live Halloween set 9-10pm. Ruby Dawn members: Carola Baer (vocals, keyboards - ex Quiet Wish), Anne Emmerson and Joshua Rose (bass, drums formerly with No Strife), and Stu Crawford-Browne (guitar - ex Kilter). Streamed directly through Graham Steels on line Music Club GSMC To watch go to - https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub
Original New Music Spotify Playlist This week’s GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist features 20 tracks from 20 different artists and this week features Pippin Henderson, Vic Cracknell & Julia K, Sami Joensuu, KB Bayley, Sugar Junkies, Jamie Larbalestier, The Slow Readers Club, The Mirror Pictures, Polly Bolton, Carrie Martin, The Magpie Arc, Abi Mia, The Haar, Daz Cadwallander, Katy Carr, Honas, Katy Rose Bennett, John Hynes, Land and Salt, Tim Grimm. please take a listen We will continue to update this each week and we would love to hear what your favourites are or any suggestions for future playlists. New Original Music Spotify Playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Qwb5U2VFZz7NRTHEBIJlb

What’s On
This Week at a Glance 
Monday 26th October  – Sunday 1st November 
 
Tuesday 6th October– Vic Cracknell , 8.00pm
Singer-songwriter promoting his new single
 
Wednesday 28th October  – St Em, 8.00pm
Up and coming acoustic music duo who write and perform melodic songs.
 
Thursday 29th October  – Peter Crutchfield , 8.00pm
Performing original song as well as instrumental compositions
 
Friday 30th October – Ghostly Tales, 8pm
Live music from Spriggan Mist as well as Tales & Poems from special guests.
 
Saturday 31st October – Toxic Sofa, 8.00pm
Halloween fun from this entertaining duo.
 
Saturday 31st October – Ruby Dawn, 9.00pm
Hypnotic ambient grooves with a social conscience.

Sunday 1st November – Beyond 6 Strings, 3pm 
Classic Rock songs played on acoustic instruments with than 6 strings
 
Sunday 1st November – Dan Burnett, 8pm
Brilliant pianist and singer returns to our Online Music Club
 
Online Music Club

New Release ‘Hell Yeah’ Debut EP-Paul Alexander Low Released  1st November
 The debut EP from Paul Alexander Low is released on CD and all major digital platforms on 1stNovember. Paul started singing and playing guitar and piano at the age of 16. He quickly joined a local band and went on to be lead guitarist and singer in various bands over the next 25 years. His melodies and lyrics cut straight through to the core, which added together with his accomplished guitar playing and a powerful voice create a unique sound that will engage and delight the listener.

Halloween Special-Online Music Club.Toxic Sofa-Saturday 31stOctober, 8pm
 Join us for a night of Trick or Treating with the Toxic Sofa Halloween Special, Toxic Sofa are Kim Halliday and Tim Bastock, and play a mix of original material and covers in an Eclectic Cabaret Folk style.
 

To Watch Live Go To:-

 

Online Music Club- Dan Burnett. Sunday 1stNovember, 8pm
 

Double British Blues Award nominee Dan Burnett is not only a phenomenal keyboard player – he has a voice to die for and writes songs that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. Truthful, exposing, honest lyrics about his own life experiences that cut straight to the core of your emotions.

To watch go to https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

GSMC Artist Roster 
Steve Bonham  & the Long Road

GSMC are delighted to be working with Steve Bonham and The Long Road – doing it The Vagabond Way, taking live bookings for venues and festivals as well promoting new releases through media and radio. The Long Road were formed with a single idea to go back to the source to explore and re imagine what might grow out of the great musical roots of USA to try and distill something original and powerful from the elements that made some of the most potent music ever heard by human ears. The band call it Moonshine Music: taking a few simple, authentic ingredients adding a little heat and magic to try to conjure up some rare, raw spirit.

https://www.artisan-creative.com/thelongroad.html
For more information please contact 
http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/contact

Online Music Club. Beyond 6 Strings Sunday 1st November, 3pm
 

Brian Doran from The Salts presents the latest in his popular series of Beyond 6 Strings where he explores and introduces unusual musical instruments and performs classic and obscure cover songs alongside original tune.

To watch go to: https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

Online Store 
Album of the Week 
‘Live For Today’
Neil Wells

Neil Wells is a singer songwriter who was born in Woking, Surrey and has been playing guitar since he was 13 years old and formed his first band ‘Steeple Jack’ when he was just 15  which performed a mixture of covers as well as his own songs. Trained as a mechanical engineer Neil spent ten years working in Formula one before setting up his own Music Production Company with song writing partner Jonathan Brown. Over the past ten years Neil has continued to write and perform his songs in venues in the South East of England and both his son and daughter (Elliott & Becky) sing and play guitar and have contributed to Neil’s recorded work. His forthcoming album ” Live For Today” will feature eleven tracks and is released on 31st October.

Online Music Club. Vic Cracknell- Tuesday 27th
October, 8pm
 

Vic Cracknell is a professional live music performer, singer, pianist, guitarist, singer songwriter, open mic host, promoter of live music and involved in many music related activities. Since 2007 Vic has been host of the Rustic Stage at Weyfest.

To watch go to: https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

Online Music Club- Peter Crutchfiled. Thursday 29th October, 8pm
 

We are delighted to have Farnham based singer song-writer Peter Crutchfield perform at our Online Music Club on 29th October at 8pm. Peter writes some very funny songs about his home town and everyday life as well as more serious original songs and some guitar instrumental pieces. Please join us

To Watch Live Go to https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

 

Online Music Club
 
 
StEm
 
 
Wednesday 28th
 
October, 8pm
 
 

 

 

StEm is an acoustic duo, comprising of female vocals and guitar(s). They play mainly original songs, written from the heart. Music and lyrics are of an uplifting and reflective nature. Singing along is encouraged.

To Watch Live Goto https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

Discovering Music Together 
 
A big thank you to all those people attended our Sold Out live shows at South Hill Park Arts Centre and The Old Court last week, we are working hard to put on live shows where possible and safe to do so as well as continuing with our Online Music Club events which this week features Sandy McLellandMarky DawsonAlison Benson and Marc Woosnam.

We also have some great new releases coming out with the brand new single ‘Shanti’ by Ajay Srivastav on 28th October, ‘Live for Today’ the long awaited album from Neil Wells on the 31st October and the debut EP from Paul Alexander Low‘Hell Yeah’ which comes out on 1st November. We have some new Keeping Music Live merchandise currently being ordered and will be announcing soon and a big thanks to all those who purchased Mugs so far, selling product through our Online Store really helps us at this time. Finally, our New Original Music Spotify Playlist featuring 20 tracks by 20 different artists has now been updated with some great new music.

Please see below for more information.
Thank You for Your Support !
 
http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com
https://www.facebook.com/grahamsteelmusiccompany

Live Music This Week! 
Online Music Concerts
 
Our Online Music Club returns this week with live performances including a Sandy McLelland request show on Wednesday, brilliant pianist and all round entertainer Marky Dawson on Friday, singer song writer Alison Benson making her Online Music Club debut on Saturday and Marc Woosnam who is also doing a request show on Sunday, we hope you can join us.
 
We share all links for these performances on our Online Music Club page and we hope you can join us.
https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

Original New Music Spotify Playlist 
 
This week’s GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist features 20 tracks from 20 different artists and this week features Charlotte Campbell, Steve Bonham & the Long Road, Cerian, Michael McMillan, Megan O’Neil, Jon Gomm, Cameron Hayes, Phillip Bracken, Megan Pulles, Sonic Gap, Bryan Robinson, Heartache, Wild Horse, Natalie D-Napoleon, St Lucifer, Molly & the Moon, Strings & Things, Michael Lane, Sunstack Jones, Jay Morgan, please take a listen We will continue to update this each week and we would love to hear what your favourites are or any suggestions for future playlists.
 
New Original Music Spotify Playlist
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Qwb5U2VFZz7NRTHEBIJlb

New Single Release ‘Shanti’ Ajay Srivastav Released 28th October 'Shanti' the brand new single from Ajay Srivastav is available to download on 28 October. ‘Shanti’ is the Sanskrit word for ‘Peace’ and the lyrics are an ancient chant taken from the The Pavamana Mantra which is part of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, composed in the earlier part of 1st millennium BCE, around 700 BCE https://www.ajaysrivastav.com
Beyond 6 Strings Acoustic Classic Rock Beyond 6 Strings is a new show presenting reinterpretations of your favourite Classic Rock songs & originals played by Brian Doran on instruments that you may not have seen before including the 20-String Harp Guitar, The Hydra, The Fusion 8-String,12-String Guitar, Mandolin, Sitar, Triller, Ebow & more that feature classic songs performed by The Beatles, Stones, Floyd, Zeppelin, Queen, Genesis, Bowie etc. Brian is Lead Singer, Mandolin, Whistles & Guitar player with nationally successful Sea-Shanty,Folk/Rock Band The Salts. The Online Shows have been a Lockdown success story reaching hundreds of thousands of people Worldwide. For more information please contact us. Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Beyond6Strings For Live Bookings - http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/contact
Online Store Marc Woosnam Little Comfort (Acoustic Session) EP In just a few months Berkshire based acoustic solo singer / songwriter Marc Woosnam has gone from playing pubs and open mics to performing at music venues and festivals across the South East of England. His musical roots stem from the Seattle grunge scene and branch out to blues, rock, and folk to give him a unique sound in modern music. His debut ‘ Little Comfort’ Acoustic Session EP has received radio plays across the UK and the momentum seems to be growing for this talented new artist. https://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/new-products/marc-woosnam-little-comfort-acoustic-session-ep

Previous Blogs:-

We have a jam packed week of Live Music coming up from GSMC, with Mark T performing Blues & Roots at the Thatcham Festival with a special online performance. 

Antoine & Owena will be performing live at St Neots Folk Club, Cambridgeshire . Singer song writer’s Kay Nixon & Neil Wells who is promoting his forthcoming new album ‘Live for Today’will be at our Online Music Club

The Atomic Rapture – Music of Blondie performance at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell on Thursday is now sold out. We have just a few tickets left for the Keith James, Music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens performance at The Old Court, Windsor and our good friends Choro Bandido will be at The Yard, Reigate.

Online Music Club We have some great events coming up at our Online Music Club which this week features singer song-writer Kay Nixon on Wednesday and Neil Wells on Friday who is promoting his excellent new album ‘Live for Today’ we are now booking in performances until the end of the year and would be delighted to hear from performers who would like to take part. We share all links for these performances on our Online Music Club page and we hope you can join us.
Original New Music Spotify Playlist This week’s GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist features 20 tracks from 20 different artists and this week features The Little Unsaid, Rebecca Jayne, E.J Limberg, Caragh, Jon Wilks, Tony Milwood, Fuckers, Dave Giles, Emma Stevens, Megan Linford, Leoni Jane Lennedy, Starveya, Nora Anna, Ashley Campbell, Tom Copson, Deep Love Foundation, Harry Baker, The Far North, Callum Hornby , Michael Kilbey., please take a listen We will continue to update this each week and we would love to hear what your favourites are or any suggestions for future playlists. New Original Music Spotify Playlist
Live Show
Antoine & Owena 
St Noets Folk Club, Cambridgeshire
Tuesday 13th October, 7pm 

Inspired by traditional and contemporary folk music, Antoine & Owena create their own original blend of folk music that provides a feast for the ears, the heart and the feet.  Combining original material with their own take on some traditional songs, this Wiltshire-based duo of multi-instrumentalists delivers an eclectic mix of songs and tunes which enthuse and entertain. PLEASE NOTE – All folks need to book a place as they are restricted to 20 places with social distancing in place. The venue are using the Guest Hall.

To Book Tickets :- Email or ring 01234 376278 before 5 pm on the night or do so before hand.

https://antoineandowena.co.uk

Online Performance 
Mark T 
Thatcham Festival 
Tuesday 13th October, starts 7.30pm 

Mark T has his own unique way of presenting original music that spans English Folk, American Blues and Greek Rembetika, performing on National Steel Guitar and Bouzouki with fine vocals, Mark performs original songs as well as traditional numbers in his own style. Having performed at venues and festivals worldwide Mark is currently working on his new album due for release in 2021.

https://www.facebook.com/thatchamfestival

GSMC Profile #8
Beyond 6 Strings 
Acoustic Classic Rock 

Beyond 6 Strings is a new show presenting reinterpretations of your favourite Classic Rock songs & originals played by Brian Doran on instruments that you may not have seen before including the 20-String Harp Guitar, The Hydra, The Fusion 8-String,12-String Guitar, Mandolin, Sitar, Triller, Ebow & more that feature classic songs performed by The Beatles, Stones, Floyd, Zeppelin, Queen, Genesis, Bowie etc. Brian is Lead Singer, Mandolin, Whistles & Guitar player with nationally successful Sea-Shanty,Folk/Rock Band The Salts.
For more information please contact us.

Facebook Page  – https://www.facebook.com/Beyond6Strings
Website – https://beyond6strings.com
For Live Bookings – http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/contact

Live Show 
Choro Bandido 
The Yard, Reigate, Surrey
Sunday 18th October
Starts 5pm 

Delivering their phenomenal blend of Brazilian Choro music alongside other Latin styles and a variety of languages, what better way to spend a lazy Sunday evening. Choro Bandido is a Surrey based four piece band, initially brought together through friendship and their mutual love of Brazilian samba. Between them they have a wealth of musical experience in many styles and are now entertaining audiences with Choro, and other music from Latin America and beyond. A limited number of tickets are available to purchase direct online at:

https://theyardreigate.co.uk/ticketpurchase.php

Online Store Album of the week" Something out of nothing by Antoine & Owen a mix of original and traditional folk music.
Live Show Keith James Music of Yusuf Cat Stevens Saturday 17th October, 8.00pm The Old Court, Windsor

What’s On
This Week at a Glance 

Monday 12th   – Sunday 18thOctober

Tuesday 13th October –  Mark T, 7.30pm
Thatcham Festival Online 

Tuesday 13th October – Antoine & Owena, 7.00pm 
St Neots Folk Club, Cambridgeshire 

Wednesday 14th October – Kay Nixon, 8.00pm
Online Music Club 

Thursday 15th October – Atomic Rapture, 7.45pm
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire 

Friday 16th October – Neil Wells, 8.00pm
Online Music Club 

Saturday 17th October – Keith James 
Music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens, 7.30pm
The Old Court, Windsor, Berkshire 

Sunday 18th October – Choro Bandido, 6.00pm
The Yard, Reigate, Surrey 
 
Whats On – https://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/events

 

As the evenings start drawing in and we all start thinking about putting the heating on we have lots of great live music that we deliver from the Artists Living Room to Yours which this week features performances from Mim Grey, Sandy McLelland, Steve Bonham, Jim Cozens, Dragonfly Sky, Beyond 6 Strings and Tomorrow Bird, we also have our updated New Original Music Spotify Playlist featuring 20 tracks from 20 different artists. Tickets are selling fast for our live shows coming up at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell and The Old Court, Windsor with booking in advance advised and if you haven’t already done so please visit our Online Store where we will be introducing lots of new products in the next few weeks. Please see below for more information.

Thank You for Your Support 

 
 
 
Live Music This Week!

 Online Music Concerts

We have some great events coming up at our Online Music Club this week with live performances including Mim Grey who returns following technical difficulties we had last week, the award winning Sandy McLelland whose latest album ‘Cross the Line’ won Blues & Roots and GSMC Album of the Year. We have the welcome return of Steve Bonham, Jim Cozens, Dragonfly Sky and Tomorrow Bird as well as a Sunday afternoon performance with Beyond 6 Strings with Brian Doran from The Salts, we hope you can join us. We share all links for these performances on our Online Music Club page and we hope you can join us.

 

 

Antoine & Owena St Noets Folk Club, Cambridgeshire Tuesday 13th October, 7pm Inspired by traditional and contemporary folk music, Antoine & Owena create their own original blend of folk music that provides a feast for the ears, the heart and the feet. Combining original material with their own take on some traditional songs, this Wiltshire-based duo of multi-instrumentalists delivers an eclectic mix of songs and tunes which enthuse and entertain. PLEASE NOTE - All folks need to book a place as they are restricted to 20 places with social distancing in place. The venue are using the Guest Hall. To Book Tickets :- Email or ring 01234 376278 before 5 pm on the night or do so before hand.
Antoine & Owena
 
St Noets Folk Club, Cambridgeshire, Tuesday 13th

 October, 7pm

 

Inspired by traditional and contemporary folk music, Antoine & Owena create their own original blend of folk music that provides a feast for the ears, the heart and the feet.  Combining original material with their own take on some traditional songs, this Wiltshire-based duo of multi-instrumentalists delivers an eclectic mix of songs and tunes which enthuse and entertain. PLEASE NOTE – All folks need to book a place as they are restricted to 20 places with social distancing in place. The venue are using the Guest Hall.

To Book Tickets :- Email or ring 01234 376278 before 5 pm on the night or do so before hand.

 
MARK T 
Blues/ Roots
 Originally from Hereford, but now living near Reading, Mark T. has been playing his unique blend of blues, folk and roots music since the mid eighties, solo and in the company of esoteric collaborators The Brickbats, roots rock band Rootdogs and more recently with Charles Spicer (Mellstock Band). High points have included an Arts Council award for his LP The Room, main stage Saturday night appearances at the Bracknell, Pontardawe and Christchurch festivals as well a sessions for BBC radio 2 live from their Paris theatre London and Pebble Mill in Birmingham as well as gigs in Denmark, Italy and two tours of France. Also of note was a recent performance in the Salon Noir cave in Niaux, France amongst the 15,000 year old cave paintings. His latest full length CD ‘From Blues to Rembetika’ received excellent reviews and his new single ‘Suzie, Suzie, Suzie’ is available now.

For more information please contact us.

Website – https://www.marktmusic.co.uk

For Live Bookings –http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/contact

Discovering Music Together

Coming up this week from GSMC we have the excellent Mim Grey making her Online Music Club debut tonight (Monday) we also have performances from Hannah Turner, Colin Bailey, Paul Wilson & Matt Hall. Antoine & Owena will be Premiering their Garden Concert video on Youtube this Wednesday. Tom Burdenhas a new video out this week which is a reworking of the classic song ‘Shipbuilding’, we have also set a new Poetry / Song Writing Challenge with the theme of Hope & Positivity and we have updated our New Original Music Spotify Playlist featuring 20 tracks by 20 different artists and don’t forget you can support our work by ordering our Keeping Music Live Coffee Mug through our Online Store.
 
Thank You for Your Support !

http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com
https://www.facebook.com/grahamsteelmusiccompany  
https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

Original New Music Spotify Playlist
 

This week’s GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist features 20 tracks from 20 different artists and this week features Megan O’Neil, Daedman, The Paper Kites, Deep Six Project, Khaki Scouts, Jay Tennant, Steve Bonham & the Long Road, Mairi Campbell & Davy Clincart, Track Dogs, Spider Mike King, Peat & Diesel, Diana DeMuth, Scott & Maria, Shira, Kirby, Tom Houston, Bella White, Padraig Jack, Simon Morley & Tom Burden, please take a listen We will continue to update this each week and we would love to hear what your favourites are or any suggestions for future playlists.
 
New Original Music Spotify Playlist
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Qwb5U2VFZz7NRTHEBIJlb

Online Music Concerts
 

We have some great events coming up at our Online Music Club this week with live performances from the excellent Mim Grey who will be making her Online Music Club debut, Carefully crafted songs explore the charms, trials of being human from Hannah Turner, Colin Bailey performing his own material and traditional songs, Matt Hall who will be performing online for the first time and Paul Wilson who will be performing a mixture of originals and well known covers, we hope you can join us.
 
We share all links for these performances on our Online Music Club page and we hope you can join us.
https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

Antoine & Owena
Concert in the Garden


Video Premiere
Wednesday 30th September, 8pm
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUclFbepxBR-LBpDA8PfbpQ
 
Inspired by traditional and contemporary folk music, Antoine & Owena create their own original blend of folk music that provides a feast for the ears, the heart and the feet. Combining original material with their own take on some traditional songs, this Wiltshire-based duo of multi-instrumentalists delivers an eclectic mix of songs and tunes which enthuse and entertain.Their second album ‘Something Out of Nothing’ is out now.
 
https://antoineandowena.co.uk

Sandy McLelland
Country / Folk / Blues
 

Last year was a great year for Sandy McLelland with the release of his album ‘Cross the Line’ which entered the iTunes Country Music Album Chart at number one on the first week of release, and has received rave reviews since. ‘Cross the Line’ is unashamedly rooted in the American country, blues, folk and soul music he absorbed in his early days in Glasgow. Often full and vibrant, sometimes achingly bare and personal, Sandy is capable and comfortable across many, diverse, musical styles, always with a highly personal core.
 
Throughout a long and respected music career Sandy has contributed to the artistic achievements off numerous artists and projects all over the world. His early days saw him work with the humblest of new pop artists such as Massive Attack, Neneh Cherry and Bros, through to established international stars like Paul McCartney & Tears For Fears. He is a 3 times Grammy nominee and has won awards around the world. He has written and produced music for Latin artists, significantly Spanish legend Miguel Bose with whom he achieved a series of chart topping albums, changing the landscape of contemporary Latin music along the way.
 
‘Cross the Line’ was entirely written, performed and produced by Sandy McLelland. A set of songs as deeply personal, as they are universal, brought vividly to life by one of the UK’s finest singers. You can catch him live solo or with his band across the UK at venues and festivals this Autumn.
 
Sandy says,
“The aim of my music is to be simple and direct. Some of it is inspired by half truths, remembrances, and an imagination which keeps me awake most nights. Much of it entirely rooted in personal circumstance.”
 
“I have been fortunate, able to have carved a living from doing something I truly love, something I would have done anyway. There’s no way out for me even if I wanted it. My music inhabits me in the deepest way.”
 
“This music’ represents the culmination of a lifetimes; work and living.”
 
For more information please contact us.
Website – https://www.sandymclelland.com  
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/5xI64AAKKOcCo2LNO74lkY
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sandymclellandofficial
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Justsand2
Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cros…/dp/B07XB1LFTR/ref=sr_1_1
For Live Bookings – http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/contact

New Video
Tom Burden – Shipbuilding
 

Please take a look at the latest video from Tom Burden a reworking of the Elvis Costello classic ‘Shipbuilding’ .
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YpyLT5u65M

Online Store
 

Our online store has a wide selection of CD’s available from its online store including the latest releases from  Antoine & Owena, Sandy McLelland, Cafe Chaos,  Marc Woosnam, Ajay Srivastav,  Keith James, Blue Touch, WolfNote, Daniel Nestlerode, Tamsin Quin, Corinne West, John Cee Stannard & Blues Horizon, The Salts, Davy Clincart, Emma Jane Kennedy, Damian Clarke, Fleur Stevenson, Blue Touch, Zach Johnson, Hidden Agenda, Kinfolk & Beware this Boy.
 
http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/new-products

GSMC Keeping Music Live Mugs


 We are delighted to now have GSMC ‘Keeping Music Live’ mugs in stock, proceeds go towards events and keeping us going as a venue, cost £8 plus p & p please contact us if you would like one. Please click on the link below to order yours.
 
https://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/new-products/gsmc-keeping-music-live-mugs

Discovering Music Together 
 
With the introduction of new Covid-19 regulations by the Government at GSMC we take the health & safety of all attendees, performers and staff very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation regarding live performances and will continue with these events only if it is safe to do so and of course we will keep you posted as when we get news, any tickets sold for postponed events will be valid for rearranged dates and it really helps us and the venues we work with if people continue to buy tickets.
 
Our Online Music Club continues with performances this week from Sandy McLelland, Neil Wells, Paul Player, Michael Tuffery & Marc Woosnam. The new singles from Mairi Campbell & Davy Clincart, Paul Alexander Low and Tom Burden are available now on all major Digital Platforms. We have also now taken delivery of the GSMC Keeping Music Live Mugs which are available from our Online store. This week’s GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist features 20 tracks from 20 different artists. The first part of a two part interview with Transatlantic Connections is available to watch on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz2ucZT80IQ
 
Please see below for full details.
 
http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com
https://www.facebook.com/grahamsteelmusiccompany  
https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub
Please see below for full details.

Online Music Concerts

We have some great events coming up at our Online Music Club this week with live performances from the Award Winning Sandy McLelland, Neil Wells who is currently promoting his forthcoming new album, slide guitarist Paul Player, popular singer song writer Michael Tuffery and rising star on the acoustic music scene Marc Woosnam, we hope you can join us.

We share all links for these performances on our Online Music Club page and we hope you can join us.

Original New Music Spotify Playlist
 
We have updated our Spotify Playlist from last week that you can listen to during the Lockdown, featuring 20 tracks by 20 different artists which this week features Lauren Moon, 30 Degree Cycle, Jon Gomm, Mairi Campbell & Davy Clincart, Bear’s Den, Ellinor Springstrike, Lewis Fincham & Aaron Cilia, Kris Drever, Annie Dressner, Femi Precious, Tom Burden, Harbottle & Jonas, Allison Leah, Luna Keller, Jim Kirkpatrick, The Kintners, Fintan McKahey, Diane Birch, Paul Alexander Low, Indigo Road. We will continue to update this each week and we would love to hear what your favourites are or any suggestions for future playlists.
 
New Original Music Spotify Playlist
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Qwb5U2VFZz7NRTHEBIJlb

‘Hell Yeah’
Paul Alexander Low
Out Now
 
The new single from Paul Alexander Low is available on all major digital platforms and is the follow up to Paul’s debut single ‘Feel Your Heart Come Alive’ which was released to great reviews last month.
 
Amazon –https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hell-Yeah-Paul-Alexander-Low/dp/B08H5RL58F
Spotify –https://open.spotify.com/album/36rYZthGCVeAP6nvhgahmg
Website –https://www.paulalexanderlow.com

GSMC Profile #6
Blue Touch
Blues Rock
 
Blue Touch are never shy to break away from the formulaic or cliché, Blue Touch are less about a Texas shuffle or waking up this morning and more about getting out, having a good time and enjoying what you do. They have been in existence in a number of guises since 2001 but this line up the one that brings together all the elements needed to ensure they maintain their reputation as one of the top live acts on the blues circuit playing at many festivals and clubs over the years. Their excellent new album ’40 Miles…’ is out now. The band are currently working on a Tribute to the Music of Robert Johnson which is available for Theatre’s & Arts Centre’s for 2021.
 
For more information please contact us.
Website – http://www.bluetouch.info

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/blue.touch.92
For Live Bookings – http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/contact

New Release
‘Come To Your Senses ‘
A Powerful New Single by Mairi Campbell (Sex in the City – Auld Lang Syne – Pulse)
( Radio Edit and Extended Edit)
 
Come to your senses was inspired by the beauty on the island of Lismore and a recent directive from the Angelic realm that for human kind to wake up the only way is to reconnect with nature, to come to our senses, literally.            Other words came from a poem written by Lucinda Pearce Higgins. The words tumbled out during a recording session one afternoon in Davy’s recording studio on the island.
 
https://clincartmusic.com/lismore-artists-sounds-from-the-great-garden
www.clincartmusic.com .

What’s On
This Week at a Glance
Monday 21st   – Sunday 27thSeptember

Wednesday  23rd September – Sandy McLelland, 8.30pm
Award Winning Americana

Thursday 24th September – Neil Wells, 8.00pm
Singer song-writer promoting his forthcoming new album

Friday 25th September –Paul Player, 8pm
Excellent slide guitar player performing Blues & Roots

Saturday 26th September – Michael Tuffery, 8.00pm
Welcome return from this popular singer song-writer

Sunday 27th September –Marc Woosnam , 8.00pm
Singer song-writer performing originals and covers

Online Music Club – https://www.facebook.com/onlinemusicclub

Live Show
Atomic Rapture
Thursday 15th October, 7.45pm
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
 
Rearranged date, tickets on sale now.
 
Tickets are selling fast for the Atomic Rapture performance at South Hill Park Arts Centre on 15thOctober, with a playlist of popular Blondie tracks spanning the 70’s to the present day, Wokingham-based six piece tribute Atomic Rapture have been recreating the sound of one of America’s most eclectic and influential bands since 2014.
 
In the 2019 and 2020 GSMC local music awards they picked up the award for
Best Cover/Tribute Band.
Website – http://atomic-rapture.co.uk

Spriggan Mist
Friday 30th October , 8pm
Online Music club
 
Friday 30th October 2020 Ghostly Tales will be live streamed from The Acoustic Couch in Bracknell. It will be streamed on Youtube and a link posted to the  Spriggan Mist facebook page and The  Graham Steel Music Company online page .Join us for music ( Spriggan Mist are playing a new song too ) stories and dance everything you’d expect from a Ghostly Tales show, just everything done behind close doors at ‘The Couch ‘ but broadcast live to you. There will be a tip jar out and a percentage of that will be going towards The Acoustic Couch.

Keith James
The Great Canadian Songbook
Thursday 12th November, 7.45pm
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
 
The music of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Wainwrights, Leonard Cohen, K D Lang, Gordon Lightfoot and more
 
Keith James brings you a concert of this amazing material in the most emotional and sensitive way. After the gold rush, Harvest, The circle game, Big yellow taxi, Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, Suzanne, Famous blue raincoat, Constant craving, If you could read my mind are all in this concert.
 
https://www.southhillpark.org.uk

Online Store
 
Our online store has a wide selection of CD’s available from its online store including the latest releases from  Antoine & Owena, Sandy McLelland, Cafe Chaos,  Marc Woosnam, Ajay Srivastav,  Keith James, Blue Touch, WolfNote, Daniel Nestlerode, Tamsin Quin, Corinne West, John Cee Stannard & Blues Horizon, The Salts, Davy Clincart, Emma Jane Kennedy, Damian Clarke, Fleur Stevenson, Blue Touch, Zach Johnson, Hidden Agenda, Kinfolk & Beware this Boy.
 
http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/new-products

Consultations
 
Our consultation sessions are designed for musicians and bands who are looking to develop their career within the music industry. Each session lasts 60 minutes after which we will send a report with goals and targets  as well as advice and contacts to ensure you take the next steps in your music development. To book a session and to discuss further, please contact us.
http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/contact

Live Music during Lockdown

As someone who runs their own Live Music Company this Summer has been completely different to the one we had planned, instead of organising bands, liaising with technicians and checking the weather forecast on a daily basis to see what surprises the British climate has to offer, we have instead been dormant like a lot of companies due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.

For Live Music venues this has potentially catastrophic implications especially for those at a Grassroots level who generally struggle to keep going in normal circumstances as well as for the musicians many of whom are self employed and the technical and venue staff. In my experience no one who works in the Arts does so for the money, but it is a testing time for all.

At GSMC we have tried to keep Live Music going during Lockdown by setting up our Online Music Club the purpose of which, is to stream performances live on social media, we have been doing this every evening since the 20th March and have had a variety of genres of music and featured artists from across the UK as well as around the World including South Africa, Greece and USA.

Now that Lockdown for many begins to ease for the time being the task at hand is to see how we can start live performances again in a safe and comfortable environment. This is easier said and done especially for small venues as with social distancing regulations in place it means that a venue of say 200 people will now have a capacity of 20-30, which in many cases doesn’t make it worthwhile opening. The recent Government announcement of funding to the Arts will hopefully make a difference and allow more venues to open, but the full details have yet to be announced as I write this it is yet to known if these funds will go to those that need it.

For many years now in times of need it is musicians that have been one of the first to stand up to the plate and offer to perform for free to help good causes from Worldwide events such as live Aid to local Charity events at Fetes etc, hopefully now is the time to get behind all those that have suffered financially over the past few months and show them how much they are appreciated and supported.

Graham Steel

Graham Steel Music Company

http://www.grahamsteelmusiccompany.com/

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