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25th June 2021
Discovering Music Together

We have a great weekend of music coming up from GSMC. The excellent new album ‘Powerless’ by Ajay Srivastav is out today and currently Number 16 in the Amazon Album Chart and Number 1 in the Blues Chart and available on all major digital platforms as well as being on CD. We are delighted to be presenting live shows again with The Salts at Norden Farm, Maidenhead tonight (Sold Out), Keith Jamesperforming The Songs of Leonard Cohen at the Old Court, Windsor on Saturday (Sold Out), Ajay Srivastav will be at Rosslyn Court, Margate also on Saturday (Sold Out) and The R’n’Beatles will be performing at the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell on Thursday (1st July) and there are still tickets available for this show. The Salts also perform a free concert this Sunday (27th June) at Music in the Park Godalming with Covid restrictions in place.

Our Online Music Club continues with Marc Woosnam performing a set of Metallica songs on Sunday evening, Folk Singer Dave Dando returns on Monday and Gavin Thomas sings Songs from the Summer House on Tuesday. 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.

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Live Show
The R’n’Beatles
Thursday 1st July
South Hill Park Arts Centre
Bracknell, Berkshire

Recreating the sights & sounds of The Beatles Hamburg & Cavern Club beginnings! The R ‘n’ Beatles play a blistering set of the terrific tunes that made up The Beatles’ live set in their early, pre-Fab Four days. Come along and jive your bobby socks off to belters like Long Tall Sally, Twist and Shout & Lucille. Smooch and sway to You Really Got A Hold On Me & Till There Was You. Plus, of course, plenty that Lennon and McCartney penned themselves like Saw Her Standing There, This Boy & I Wanna Be Your Man. All played in that great Beatles style! No wigs, but possibly leather trousers!!

New Album – Out Today
Ajay Srivastav

Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Karmic Blues’ Ajay Srivastav returns this year with his follow up album ‘Powerless’ which is out today on all major digital platforms and on CD.
 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.
Ajay’s laid-back style transcends musical borders with a sound that flows from the banks of Delta Blues which influenced him as a child to the sacred river of the Ganges where he learnt raags from the Gurus in his father’s hometown of Varanasi – the holy city of India. Blending these influences, he came back with what he calls Karmic Blues.
As a musician Ajay has worked with artists as diverse as Jamiroqua, Gregory Isaacs, Zakir Hussain and Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan. His songs caught the attention of British music legend Jah wobble who invited him into the studio to develop his material. Ajay has had Top 10 chart success with his Hindi language solo album in India and on iTunes with his world music band Botown. Ajay has performed internationally from live venues such as the Jazz Cafe and the Queen Elizabeth Hall to festivals like Roskilde Dam Square and WOMAD. He is also an accomplished composer for the stage and screen with a musical in development.

Music in the Park
The Salts
Sunday 27th June 2.00pm
Godalming Bandstand
Godalming, Surrey

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. 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. Their latest album Brave received rave reviews across the board.

GSMC Online Music Club
Acoustallica by Marc Woosnam
Sunday 27th June
Starts 8pm

Join us for a memorable night of music livestream as we push the boundaries of acoustic arrangements with accomplished singer / songwriter Marc Woosnam playing songs from Metallica’s catalogue in his own unique unplugged style.

New Music Playlist

This week’s GSMC New Original Music Playlist featuring 20 tracks by 20 different artists is available until 26th June includes Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward, Celine & The Blue, Stone Foundation, The Curse of K.K. Hammond, Tami Neilson & The Big Boss Orchestra, Tu-Kay & Ryan, Roxanne de Bastion, Amanda Rose Riley, Vic Cracknell, The Reverend Shawn Amos, Antoine & Owena, Bluebyrd, Auri, Bernadette Morris, Ainsley Hamill, Eric Ramsey, Dave Goldblum, Marble Dust, James Blyth, Second Knives.

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