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That Little Spring Thing

At More Music we bring people together to share songs and stories and celebrations, we can’t do that in the same way at the moment… so we invite you to join us on Sunday 7 June to take a look through a West End Window.

More Music has commissioned, poets, artists and storytellers to respond to the theme of the Power of Small Things to create material for a new film.

This will feature performances by local artists and some from further afield – all have a connection with the community of the West End and want to their share songs and stories.

You can watch the pre-recorded performance from 6pm here on More Music’s website or on our social media (links above).

Featuring performances from:

Haiku Salut

Haiku Salut, who have performed at More Music as part of Independent Venue Week, at Catch the Wind Kite Festival and who made a soundtrack for an installation in an ice-cream van at the Lantern Festival with Kate Drummond and Hannah Fox, will be sharing a video of a new piece including sounds and sights from Morecambe as part of That Little Spring Thing.

Haiku Salut are an instrumental dream-pop-post-folk-neo-everything trio from the Derbyshire Dales. The group consists of multi-instrumentalists Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood, and Louise Croft. Between them, Haiku Salut play accordion, piano, glockenspiel, trumpet, guitar, ukulele, drums, and melodica. Their music also features electronic elements, which they refer to as “loopery and laptopery”.

Jack Williams

Jack Williams is a songwriter and composer from the West End of Morecambe, currently studying to complete his undergraduate degree in music at The University of Hull. Jack is a guitarist, pianist and singer focused on creating music that fuses approaches from different styles with compositional ideas, all in effort to represent and capture narrative, concepts and mood. With wide musical interests Jack is a keen collaborator always wanting to bring his creativity to any project he works on, from free jazz to folk, funk and contemporary composition he is always seeking new sounds and an opportunity to play.

He will be performing his song “Cucina Povera”.  Cucina Povera is the Italian name given name given for the “food of the poor” and refers simple meals that can be made from the contents of ones pantry and that can always be relied on. This is fitting name for a song about the adjustment and acceptance of the new and more simple way of life we share at present. With reflection on relationships and the uncertainty of the future ahead Cucina Povera is about coming to terms with the nature of these changes and making the best of what you have to keep creating and keep contact with others.

Bill Pook

Bill Pook is a poet and music maker whose aim is to connect words and music. He does this in interesting and unexpected ways. This is realised through the music ensembles that put up with him ie, FEEFEEMOYMOY and CORVUS.

Bill is also a pop up poet who has appeared at various literary venues as well as radio.

Elspeth Roberts

Elspeth is a writer, theatre maker and the founder of Wise Up Theatre Company. She creates and performs spoken word, including poetry, as well as directing and devising plays and productions. Her belief is that everyone has a story to tell and thinks creativity is the most useful tool for enabling that to happen.

Tagné Tebu

Born and raised in Cameroon, Tagné Tebu is a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist musician, band leader, fantastic music director, composer and has worked with musicians from many different cultures and musical backgrounds: his music blends African melodies and grooves with jazz harmony and is based on African storytelling on the themes of love, war and peace, conveying a bitter-sweet sense of melancholy balanced by irrepressible optimism.

Tagné has collaborated with More Music on previous education and performance projects and will be is a composer/performer for Viva Declaration! which is coming to More Music on Saturday 14th November: a mix of spoken monologues by detainees, human rights activists and legal case-workers reflecting on the themes of migration justice.

Emily Hennessey

Emily Hennessey is a bold and dynamic performance storyteller who tells myths, epics, folktales and wondertales from across the world.

Teri Birtwistle

Teri is a singer songwriter from Darwen creating worlds with a loop pedal and guitar framing captivating, intimate songs. If you frequent our events, you may recognize Teri as she has performed at Catch the Wind Kite Festival and at the Creative West End Market.

Kriss Foster

Kriss is a man from Lancashire who sees the marvellous in the mundane. He performs songs about Vimto, trains, service stations and the seaside. For fans of Flight of the Conchords and John Shuttleworth. An Edinburgh Fringe regular.

Kriss grew up in the West End and attended Westgate Primary School.

Gary (Gacko) Bridgens

Gacko a freelance artist with 30 years professional experience – a Showman, Story Teller, Songwriter and Workshop Sessions Supplier.

 

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