Last Thursday, I joined the esteemed composer Sally Beamish, cellist Robin Michael and Sound & Music’s Creative Projects Leader Hannah Bujic to interview seven candidates to be awarded a place on Sound and Music’s Portfolio programme.Read More
We got a bit bit bored doing ‘conventional’ videos so we decided to film this one while we walked to the pub. With mixed results. Anyway, its a chance to hear from behind-the-scenes Night Shift people Will and Ceri, as they talk about why we’re doing the tour and what to expect.Read More
We know its been a bit quiet on the Night Shift front of late, so we thought we’d give you a quick update on pub tour progress. We know it sounds easy to put on a few gigs in pubs but there’s a fair amount of organising that has to go on. First thing is that players have to be booked. They’re busy people, working not just with us but also teaching and also playing in other orchestras. We think we’re just about sorted now, and the line up should look pretty similar to the last one…that means we have also sorted out (almost!) the dates for the pub tour, with things most likely to kick off right at the end of January.
Then, Ceri and I have had the task of checking out pubs. I can hear you all saying ‘oh how terrible for you’, but it’s actually been really tiring schlepping across London to look at various pubs and bars. The other week we saw about 14 in just two afternoons! We reckon we’re pretty much sorted for North and East London but we’re still looking at venues in South, Central and West London. Suggestions always welcome…
Oh yeah and the music. Thats sorted too. We’re having two different programmes, both of which are different to our gig back in September.
If everything goes to plan we’ll be posting full details of the tour in mid December…exciting stuff! And if anyone wants to get involved and help us promote these shows then please do drop us a line.
Communications Director / Night Shift Creative Director