The Music Scene with Graham Steel
11th June 2021
Discovering Music Together
We have a fantastic week of live music coming up with Music on the Terrace with Sandy McLelland on Saturday and Keith James performing the Music of Leonard Cohen in The Wilde Theatre on Thursday at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell. Antoine & Owena celebrate the release of their new single ‘Our Beautiful Days’ with a Show at Salisbury Arts Centre on Friday 18th June. Ajay Srivastav and VinodKerai will be performing a couple of sets at The Night Market at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead on Saturday 19th June and The Salts will be headlining the Garden Stage at the Beardy Folk Festival on Sunday 20th June.
There is still plenty of Online Live Music taking place with The Hedge Inspectorsand Claudia Stark performing at The Fiery Bird Showcase Sessions on Wednesday 16th June and we have performances form Colin Bailey, Gavin Thomas (Songs from the Summer House),Michael Tuffery & Mike Rawlins at the GSMC Online Music Club. If you like to discover new music and artists then do take a look at our weekly New Original Music Spotify Playlist featuring 20 tracks by 20 different artists which is available to listen now.
See below for full details.
Graham Steel Music Company
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Music on the Terrace
Saturday 12th June
South Hill Park Arts Centre
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.
The Songs of Leonard Cohen
Thursday 17th June
South Hill Park Arts Centre
Included in the concert are Cohen’s well-known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who by Fire, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are songs from his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance such as What happens to the Heart and Keith’s dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence. Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard’s poems from his collection ‘Book of longing’ written whilst on retreat during the 1990s.
Antoine & Owena
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.
New Music Playlist
This week’s GSMC New Original Music Spotify Playlist featuring 20 track from 20 different artists is available to listen now until 12th June featuring Paul Alexander Low, The Lost Trades, Krista Hartman, Elliot Msindo The Poet & Tanaka, Susan O’Neill, Weird Sleeping Kittens, The Breath, Suzanne Santo, Angella Corrinna, Ida Mae, John Jenkins, Joy Oladokun, Track Dogs & Eli Bishop, Onika Venus, AG & Rey, Michael Kilbey, Katherine Priddy, The Colorist Orchestra & Howe Gelb, Polly Barrett and Bob Corritore.
Sunday 20th June
Beardy Folk Festival
The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike. Their latest album ‘ Brave’ has received rave reviews across the board and got radio plays all over the world. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along.
Saturday 19th June
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
Ajay Srivastav is a London based singer songwriter who plays a genre-bending mix of Indian Folk, Blues and Americana with lyrics that explore issues of identity, loss and spirituality. In an age of cultural division and societal conflict, his performances have been described as passionate, healing and uplifting. Performing at the Norden Farm Night Market.
‘What Comes Next’
Tomorrow Bird are a male/female folk duo from Reading, Berkshire, UK. Following their GSMC Music Award win earlier this year (for their NHS Charity song ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’) the pair are excited to be releasing their new single, ‘What Comes Next’ which is out now on all major digital platforms this song is an anthem for the times, and a preview of what’s to come with their new album (out later this year!)
Available Now From
Live Music This Week
GSMC Online Music Club
Coming up this week at the GSMC Online Music Club we have performances from singer and songwriter Mike Rawlins (Friday), folk singer Colin Bailey (Monday), the excellent Gavin Thomas with Songs from the Summer House (Tuesday) and the wonderful Michael Tuffery (next Friday), we hope you can join us. Please visit our What’s On page for full details.
Fiery Bird Showcase Sessions Online
The Hedge inspectors & Claudia Stark
Wednesday 16th June
Our Fiery Bird Showcase Sessions Online continue (behind closed doors) on Wednesday 16th June starting at 7.30pm featuring The Hedge Inspectors and Claudia Stark. The Hedge Inspectors describe themselves as acoustic noise makers, jam starters and are a popular duo on the local music scene.
Claudia Stark is a 25 year old indie-folk artist currently residing in Surrey, who has been capturing audiences for over 8 years with her thought provoking songs. Her snappy, socially swayed lyrics bring issues to mind that cut to the heart of the jaded person within all of us. This series of events are supported by Arts Council England.
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