worcester arts workshop

A Singer Songwriter Salsa Dancing Hip Hop Event … with Ukuleles. 

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Where else will you find such a diverse array of musical acts on the same bill.
A ukulele duo, a couple of singer songwriters, a salsa dancing act and a hip hop soul band.
Only at Lazy Sunday at Cafe Bliss, the heart of the Worcester Arts Workshop.

The second lazy Sunday of the year was blessed with an unseasonaly hot sun. It was a beautiful day and beautiful people were in the courtyard of cafe bliss for some fine live music and some of Eloinas famous Belize Cuisine. Read the rest of this entry »

Saving the Children with A Drop Of Acoustic Music

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Jack Monopoli

So, I heard there was some sort a gig going on at the Worcester Arts Workshop. We had a bit of trouble with the lighting desk the previous week and me being their occasionally resident sound and lighting guy, I thought I’d better get down there and make sure they had some stage lighting. And I’m so glad I did as I was able to enjoy a wonderful evening of live acoustic music courtesy of ‘A Drop In The Ocean’.

 

Jack Monopoli kicked off the gig with a rather stunning acoustic solo spot. Read the rest of this entry »

Granny’s Attic Live at WAW

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Granny’s Attic

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.

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Acoustic Lunch 2012 – The last time I saw Granny’s Attic.

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.

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Worcester Arts Workshop #WAWProgress

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waw logoYesterday I was invited down to the Worcester Arts Workshop to take part in a discussion / brain storming session.

Worcester Arts Workshop?! Where’s that?
Exactly!

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.

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