I am involved with another Arts Council project. This time, it’s called The Travelling Band Project.
Here’s a brief explanation.
Five musicians, from all different musical backgrounds and genres, are put together and sent on the road across the county of Derbyshire.
Day one, we arrive in a town, and spend the day hanging out with the locals. We hear their stories, the history of the area, and that afternoon, we write a song about those people and their experiences. That evening we perform a set of our own individual songs, as well as our musical attempt to do them and their town justice.
Day two, repeat and so on all the way across the county.
On the final day, we will bring back all the songs and experiences, and perform them to the people of Derby.
Here are the dates and venues we have booked in so far…
Saturday 10th March @ No. 25, Belper.
Friday 6th April @ The Latch Lifter, Ilkeston.
Saturday 7th April @ The Featherstar, Wirksworth.
Friday 13th April @ Artisan, Ashbourne.
Saturday 5th May @ The Fishpond, Matlock.
Thursday 10th May @ Ripley’s Little Ale House, Ripley.
Thursday 31st May @ Baby People Studios, Derby (Afternoon).
Thursday 31st May @ The Maypole, Derby (Evening).