Alas another month has gone by and I have failed to keep up with my resolution to update my blog more regularly. Although I am sure you haven't spent each evening since I last posted on here crying into your pillows due to the lack of news from me!
October and November have been pretty busy on the Performance side of things. Since last writing I have played in Birmingham's Town Hall, The City of London Boys School, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, the Barbican in London and Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn (amongst other gigs that "sound less prestigious"!).
It feels appropriate to elaborate a little upon the event in the Barbican just last weekend. I was playing as part of an installation called 'Play Me' created by a very talented musician Joanne Gibson. The Barbican put us on as part of a large event called 'Come and Play' which was for children to learn and take part in lots of different types of music. I was playing the Xylophone and children were presented with cards that had musical terms written on them of which I had to demonstrate on the instrument. It got quite tricky at times as they would hold more than one card up at a time or change them really quickly which kept me on my toes. Other parts of the installation included a trio called 'Conduct Me' where they had to improvise upon the way the conducted them and a woman playing a Thermin and the audience could more her hands around to see how it worked.
(See the images below- from left to right- Photo 1 Salima Barday, Youthful Participant 1, Johnathan Ang- Photo 2- Youthful Participant 2, Lydia Glanville)
In other news I am looking forward to the imminent Frizz Records Tour which features the artists David Garside and Art Terry. View the Facebook event to see where they are off too. I am hoping to make an appearance on a couple of the dates- London and Birmingham. Would be great to get a good crowd along for these gigs, you may even be featured in the next Tour Documentry. You can keep up to date with Frizz TV here.
I shall leave you with some photos of yesterday's quartet gig at Theatre Severn would be lovely to see you at one of our next gigs on the 5th or 11th of December in Brum.
Bye For Now.