I’m not usually one to bang the drum for small businesses, because I don’t think it’s the size of a business that matters so much as the service, the reach, the staff, the product and everything else that goes into a successful firm.
However, I’m encouraged by the increase in sole trading and small businesses I see around me, and I’m jumping on this particular bandwagon to lend my voice to the crowd. Yes, we’re small, but we are often passionate, direct, responsive, and able to focus more tightly on the needs of our customers.
Well, the school of Music Theory didn’t really take off. I’m still keeping the learning resources to hand in case a future use presents itself, and on that note I’m still happy to discuss options for schools who might want full or half day sessions.
The big news is that Dischord have been booked for a gig in September and had a triumphant Sunday afternoon jam in Walsall Arboretum last month.
Also in September, and October I’m honoured to be performing a couple of small gigs supporting evening events for charity. Although invite-only, it’s a great chance to do what I do best – make music and enjoy doing so.
Plans are afoot for Christmas Carolling in pubs around Aldridge and Walsall. If you want to get on board or suggest venues, by all means check out the Ales Beers and Carols blog.
Tonight I had great fun in Balsall Heath at the wonderful Ort Café with Najma Hush presiding over an evening of poetry music art and all collected around a theme of dance. Continue reading
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One of the most joyous things I get to do as a musician is play for weddings. Tonight I’m off to Aldridge Parish Church to meet a bunch of happy couples getting married in the coming year to tell them about the music we can offer, and help them if they need any advice.
I ran across a postcard advertising a Creative Network in my home town. Admittedly, I was in Walsall’s “New” Art Gallery, so local advertising is to be expected, but great nonetheless to see a Walsall Creative initiative.