Well, that was a blast from the past. The last time I saw Grannies Attic was in July 2012. It was actaully at a NJS gig – the last ever Acoustic Lunch at The Old Rectifying House. Granny’s Attic were near the bottom of the bill below country music act The Cowley Cowboys, Folk/Americana duo The May Dolls (featuring the awesome Tyler Massey) , and local blues legend Bob Jones (first on was Wolvo indie acoustic guitarist Zim Zim if I remember right.). There were only two of them back then but even at that young age (they were probably still at school) you could tell that they were an act to watch.
Now they are a three piece, mandolin/fiddle, guitar, and accordion/squeezeboxes, and man, are they talented? In those four years they have matured, their vocals are perfect for the style of music they choose to play, and it seems a rare thing for a group this young to have such a passion for folk music.
They are unbelievably tight and their musicianship is that of seasoned professionals, but I suppose given the fact that they have been performing on the live scene since they were kids, they probably are seasoned.
Yesterday I was invited down to the Worcester Arts Workshop to take part in a discussion / brain storming session.
Worcester Arts Workshop?! Where’s that?
Despite being open for over 40 years there are still many people living in Worcester that do not know it exists.
In its hey day in the 70s and 80s it was a thriving community hub of dance, music, art, discussion and craft. It had a little ‘organisational hiatus’ a while back but now it’s back.
Well that was a pretty fantastic afternoon of live music. It may have been cold but it was dry and the courtyard of the Worcester Arts Workshop was packed with people keen to welcome back the new season of Lazy Sundays.
For those of you who don’t know, Lazy Sunday is a monthly live music event organised by Amanda and Eloina at Cafe Bliss. Running during the warmer months, normally April to September it takes place outside in the courtyard. They seem to get some amazing acts from all over the country and this month (April) was no exception. Read the rest of this entry »
The sun is out, the clocks have gone forward, Easter egg wrappers fill the bins and are a distant memory. It can only mean one thing. Lazy Sunday at cafe bliss is back. An afternoon of some of the finest live music in the city, glorious sun beating down on the courtyard and Ms Bliss filling our nostrils (and bellys) with some delicious Belize cuisine.
This month’s lazy Sunday has the incredible singer/songwriter/guitarist talents of Ian Luther (https://soundcloud.com/ian-luther-161614766) , the souful vibes of the awesome Mahalia (https://soundcloud.com/mahaliamusic) and finsihed off by Acadia Roots (https://soundcloud.com/arcadia-roots) mixing African rhythms and instruments with infectious soul melodies, Its going to be quite a gig, and all for just £3. Read the rest of this entry »
Not Just Sauce has been in the local music scene mix for approximately 10 years.
That’s a decade of promoting live and unsigned music in Worcester. Being a promoter of more live gigs in more venues than I care to remember. Acoustic, rock, country, folk, metal, punk, spoken word. I’ve done it all. Not always well. Not always profitable (in fact, profit was a rare thing). Read the rest of this entry »
Man starts an online blog, posts a link to it on Facebook and Twitter … You’ll never guess what happens next.
Okay, maybe you will. The visitor to the blog gets very annoyed that it’s just another poor excuse to advertise tat, tell a crappy story about how a man did an an average thing and got a result that was not totally unexpected.Or you have to trawl through pages and pages of adverts to get to the point of the article which just so happens to be very dull.
But not this one….. Read the rest of this entry »