One of the senior members of the Musical Green Family will be making a debut appearance at the George and Dragon, Heighington next Saturday 3rd November.
The George and Dragon has recently had a couple of big improvements – quality Real Ales and Live Music – a winning formula developed by the new Manager Steve Metcalfe during his years at the Quakerhouse in Darlington, and now a welcome addition to the George and Dragon.
The next band up at the George and Dragon Bela Green and her band “Creepy Uncle” play a mixture of Americana Country Blues / Rock. Those of you who have met Bela will remember her for her infectious enthusiasm which has been applied over recent months in putting her new band together.
What you may not know is that Bela is a very experienced and accomplished Classical Guitarist, who has now successfully made the transition to her chosen style on both electric and acoustic guitars – I think we are in for a treat – I hope to see some of you there……
If you’re beginning to wish there was more to life than X Factor then try out the new entries to our Top Student Videos Features.
Again it’s the brave young people leading the way with Jamie Davies-Sen at 11 years of age storming into the charts at No 1 with his rendition of “Day Tripper”.
Jamie is closely followed by aspiring singer / guitarist Jaya Green with her cover of “Everybody Hurts” at just 9 years of age!!!
Jaya has already been spotted by one of her idols Stacie Collins in Jaya’s earlier cover of Stacie’s “These Litttle Things” – more on that later….
In the meantime, my younger students are beginning to think I don’t have many students over 16 – so how about some volunteers from the adults for our next video release?
By day Gareth Robson walks the floor as an Admin Supervisor for a large employer within the town, and by night he joins his band In Evil Hour composing their latest punk rock anthems, recording their latest album and preparing for their next show.
In their own words…. “In Evil Hour have been playing together in various guises since 2003. Featuring gravelly vocals, energetic live shows and hard-hitting punk rock melodies, they are a volatile hardcore-inspired collision between punk rock and politics driven by a disdain for the apathy and ignorance that pervades modern culture”.
You can hear them talk about their influences and their latest album on their live interview broadcast on Wednesday this week on Phoenix FM – Part 1 and Part 2. If you like what you hear and would like to hear more you can see them live tomorrow night Saturday 27th October at the Halloween Punk Night at the Forum Darlington.
It is always a bit sad to witness the passing of an old friend, so here’s one last look at what may have been a familiar site for you? (it certainly was for me) :
Still, out with the old and in with the new – onwards and upwards as they say?
First a new dedicated Guitar Teaching website www.cassidyguitarstudio.co.uk :
A new on-line shop website www.guitarampbass.co.uk :
And of course the re-vamped blog which you are looking at now which you can access via www.cassidymusicblog.com
This whole re-branding exercise has certainly been a very interesting experience, but maybe one that I hope not to have to repeat in the foreseeable future!!
All in all a lot of hard work, but I am really pleased with the results – I hope you agree the new sites are a step in the right direction?