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DSC00029We were delighted to welcome The Jellyman’s Daughter and Ashley Fayth in the studio on Thursday 29th October as part of the Shop Sessions gigs run by Mike at The Cycle Junction. It was a brilliant evening of acoustic music from these talented artists. We loved every minute of it and so did everyone in the audience too!

When we set up our studio over the summer, hosting live gigs was not on the menu of activities. However, as with any project, new ideas and collaborations emerge through friendships and shared passions. Meeting Mike at the Cycle Junction was one such friendship. Mike’s passion for live music, supporting artists and their development and general positive energy about music is infectious. So, when he approached us a month or so ago with a request to use our studio for his shop sessions, we were delighted to oblige.

In an age of pre-recorded, heavily produced music, there is a brilliance and charm to hearing live music up close. The vast majority of the material performed by last night’s artists were original songs inspired by people, places and even arguments over burning the garlic bread! The studio proved to be an intimate venue for such material, with the acoustics working well to provide a clean background against which the subtleties of voices, instruments and their blend could be heard and appreciated to good effect.

We can’t waited for the next session – Anna Pancaldi – on the 26th November. Tickets are available from here.

In the meantime, here are a few images from the gig last night.