Monday, August 14, 2006

Musicon - our first mini-festival was a sucess!

Yesterday the first major event organised by the Guild took place in Musicon. There was an appreciative audience, many of whom stayed for all 9 artists, and a lot of other guild members turned up to check out the afternoon. Between 3pm and 7pm the stage was graced by a bunch of very talented songwriters. Each had their own distinctive style, and there was a good variety of styles, from classic singsongwriter, experimental, pure pop, and dutch language. We had performers not only on guitar, but also on double bass, dobro, with a drum machine and on piano. The standard was extremly high! It was also clear that each artist had a strong individuality about them.

Jaap took some really great photos of the afternoon. You can find them here

A big thanks to Rob for doing the sound, and thanks to Musicon for hosting the event.

The Guild will definalty be organising more festivals based on this concept. It was a really great supportive atmosphere, with no competitiveness. I had a lot of great conversations with other singersongwriters. Its good to hear that I am not the only person who goes a bit nuts if I dont have a gig every weekend!



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