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We have another exciting week of new releases and live shows coming up, with the excellent new single ‘Willow Tree’ by Dragonfly Sky released on Friday and the video for the new single ‘Our Beautiful Days’ from Antoine & Owena was released yesterday.
Tony Cox will be performing a special online ticketed concert this Saturday where he will be performing his new album ‘The World Went Quiet’ on it’s entirety and live music at the GSMC Online Music Club starting tonight (Monday) with Ian Carleyand followed by performances by Gavin Thomas (Songs from the Summer House), Tomorrow Bird, Michael Tuffery, Dave Goldblum and Jenny Colquitt(please not the John Jenkins performance on Wednesday has been postponed due to the football).
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New Single Release
The new single Willow Tree from Dragonfly Sky is released on all major digital platforms on Friday 9thJuly, composed of Amy Whiter (lead vocals) and Chris Lee-Delisle (Guitar and vocals), the track also features the talents of violinist Phil Beer (Show of Hands), Cellist David Floer and pianist Rob Harvey.
‘Willow Tree’ is a song that explores a near-death experience, after lead singer, Amy Whiter, contracted meningitis and was seriously ill and left fighting for life in hospital.
“This experience happened in 2011 and changed my outlook forever” says Amy Whiter, “Although obviously a very frightening experience, it left me with a renewed and profound sense of love for family and friends, and a greater appreciation for life.
The song is really an exploration of being in this strange place somewhere between life and death, and about coming to terms with the experience. The Willow Tree is for me a symbol of the bridge between life and death. Would I meet my loved ones in this life or the next?”.
Online Music Concert
‘The World Went Quiet’
Saturday 10th July
On Saturday 10th July Tony Cox will be performing an exclusive online concert featuring all the music from the excellent new album The World Went Quiet. Zimbabwean born Tony Cox has become an iconic figure in South Africa when it comes to the acoustic guitar. Recognised far and wide for his prowess on the steel-string guitar, Tony’s music is utterly unique within the usual guitar repertoire. Winning multiple South African music awards (SAMA) for his recorded works, Tony has toured the world and performed up alongside the finest guitarists that the planet has to offer. COST: £8.00
Antoine & Owena
‘Our Beautiful Days’
Written during the lockdown period, the song is a message of optimism. When the world appears ugly and nothing seems right, there is still beauty to be found all around in the little things we see and experience day-to-day, and it is for us to go out and find it. Whether it be in nature, architecture, culture or in happy memories triggered by things we see, hear or feel, there is always something we can find to make our beautiful days.
Live Music This Week
GSMC Online Music Club
We have a great week of live music coming up at this week’s GSMC Online Music Club starting with Ian Carley tonight (Monday) followed by Gavin Thomas performing Songs from the Summer House on Tuesday, excellent Reading based duo Tomorrow Bird who are promoting their new single ‘What Comes Next’ perform on Thursday, Bracknell based singer & songwriter Michael Tuffery returns on Friday. We have music from South Africa on Sunday afternoon with Dave Goldblum and GSMC Music Award Winner Jenny Colquitt rounds off the week on Sunday evening.
New Original Music
This week’s GSMC New Original Music Playlist featuring 20 tracks by 20 different artists is a corker!! Featuring Francis Lion, Serious Child & Andy Ruddy, Danny Wilde, Ma Polaine’s Great Decline, Nitro Nitra, Disaster Relief & Thornetta Davis, Ringlefinch, Pine The Pilcrow, Apache Rose, Brendon Tallon, Hey, King!, Kosta D & Jambo Waters, Rowan, Cat Dowling, Ross Newhouse, Kian Sparkes, Peter Doran, The Little Unsaid, Colin Macleod, Suzie Ungerleider. Available until 11th July.
We are delighted to announce The Acoustic Café will be returning to The Rose & Crown, Sandhurst on Mondays from 19th July and will take place 7pm – 10pm, any artists interested in performing please contact us.
Our Fiery Bird Live Music Venue Showcase Sessions Online continue this month with Linda Moylan and Neil Wells on Wednesday 14th July and Steve Brookes and Billy Liberator Music on Wednesday 21st July, both sows start at 7.30pm and are streamed live behind closed doors on YouTube.
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