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.
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 met the Mercian String Quartet last weekend. We were both hired to play at a wedding in Aldridge, and it was great to work with them. It’s nice to have found some “classical” collaborators who can cope with my improv streak. Continue reading
I received a text from my band leader last night, confirming the moment has finally arrived!
The Grey Goose Blues Band will be playing in Aldridge at the Red Lion, Station Road on Friday October 12th. Continue reading