More tunes from Ethan and Zak this month, with Erin joining in with a couple of songs. These
sessions have not been very popular with our young musicians, as it can be quite lonely in the back room, and so this will probably be our last outing in the Oxfam shop. Around 5 people stopped to listen.
Two of our young musicians were asked to perform at the opening of an art exhibition at the
Holy Biscuit. This was a good opportunity for us to advertise the group with our new standing banner and collection tin. Approximately 60 people attended and enjoyed the folk music.
Our longest performance at the food market yet, Zak and Ethan played some tunes with Zak singing songs by The Tallest Man on Earth, followed by The Distance with some more high energy songs. After a few false starts getting the portable amp worked out, the whole set lasted about an hour and a half. Audience numbers were hard to judge since people generally just listened while at other stalls or while walking past, but about 15 stopped to put money in the collection bucket and many more looked on and seemed to enjoy it.
Ethan and Zak played at Oxfam again this month, there weren't many people there - only around 5 people stopped to listen throughout the 45 minute set - but all of them had very positive things to say about the music and the organisation.
Ethan, Zak and Kate played music in Oxfam for this month's session. The performance lasted roughly 45 minutes with around 10-15 people stopping to listen.
Ethan and Zak went to the food market on Armstrong bridge to busk and raise money for the Jesmond Festival. Half an hour after they arrived it started pouring with rain so the performance was cut short, but the time we did have was successful and we plan to have similar performances in the future. About 70 people heard the music, with around 20 stopping to listen for a while.
Ben Houlton performed for us once again in Oxfam. He is a regular with City Youth Music and as usual, was excellent, each performance gets better and better. About 20 people passed through and listened.
Maxine Mallon played for us again in our monthly acoustic session in the Oxfam book and music shop. She played songs by Alex Clare, Prince and Gnarls Barkley. It was later in the afternoon, so there were not so many customers around, about 20 in total.
This afternoon we held the first of monthly acoustic events in Willi’s Café, in South Jesmond. Maxine Mallon played guitar and sang and accompanied her friend, Louise Whittaker. James Harrison also played a few numbers. The music was enjoyed by an audience of about 30 people, including many family members and friends.
This page will be kept up to date with all past events.