I have had my music on the magnatune website for over a year now and they have been awesome, handling all of my music licensing stuff and generally being the most ‘on it’ and accountable crew I work with.
You can hear loads of music on their site which you might not find elsewhere – it is all curated by one guy called John who has great and eclectic taste!
They are currently in the business of starting a website to provide music for businesses and restaurants called moodmixes which you should check out too.
I had a lovely day yesterday collaborating with Sam Lee on a musical commission for ‘A Smaller Sound, A Bigger Crowd: A Film Installation and Performance by Ian Giles telling the story of The Docklands Bell’
We are both going to be floating about the Thames a week on friday playing the song we wrote to Ian’s lyrics, with Sam singing and me playing some appalachian dulcimer – see here for more info – http://www.floatingcinema.info/events/#events-38
Ukulele lessons can be so much fun… worth noting that John was convinced he was never going to be able to play when he had his first lesson nearly a year ago now.
It is so distressing how many people have that silly ‘i can’t play music’ voice stuck permanently in their heads and so much fun helping them to overpower it.
A huge thanks to everyone for making it such a special night – Lisa, Stu, Eoin, Emily and Iain for letting me take over their home, Wholefoods, Booja booja, Pukka tea and Yogi Chai tea for the food and drink, my band for being amazing and everyone else for coming and listening!
photos by film41.co.uk
Photos by Barbara Bartz – taken from http://basiabartz.blogspot.com
On Friday 12th March 2010, Robin Grey and The Looking Glass Band present an evening of music featuring the talents of
Barbara Bartz on violin
Iain Macleod on banjo
Amy Bowles on bass
Joe Allen on percussion
Ben Oliver on keys
with support from Theo Bard
…think candles, cake and acoustic music.
Facebook page is here.
Unit C, 25 Belfast Road, Stoke Newington, N16 6UN – from 8pm
Tree design by Caitlin Hinshelwood