23 March 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday 28 March, Doors 7.30pm
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ
Tickets: FREE (Donations welcome)
March’s gig guarantees a great night of music with LMP stalwarts Nick and the Sun Machine, Thom Worth Band, Hope and St Albans duo ‘He Ain’t Heavy’.
Nick and the Sun Machine are a four piece folk/pop/rock band from St Albans, Hertfordshire who regularly grace the Live Music Project stage. Their music is a diverse mixture of challenging and melodic, electronic and acoustic, switching between blistering hard rock one minuet and intricate folk balladry the next. This unique concoction of progressive yet approachable music is bought together by the bands powerful and distinctive 4-part harmonies giving the songs a sense of unity amongst the various musical styles.
Thom Worth is making big waves on the music scene, following a busy 2014 touring. Described to have the vocal range of Marvin Gaye and the musicality of Harry Nilsson, Thom’s catchy music has taken on many different forms, but there is always an underlying tone of romance with colourful splashes of nostalgia running throughout well-crafted melodies and insightful lyrics; the music will catch your imagination. Thom’s playing is warm but emotionally charged and this coupled with his friendly stage presence makes for an ambient and dynamic performance. Hope is a young singer-songwriter from St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK. Hope’s songs are informed largely by issues such as loss, illness, the fragility of life, family and belonging.
In 2011, Hope was a diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called MEN Type 1 which has also played a role in influencing her songs. Hope has a strong sense of social justice and equality, and an interest in writing songs about balancing the desire to be accepted and the wish to be an individual. She writes about the pressures upon young people to conform to certain social and gender stereotypes. She is primarily self-taught, and composes mainly by ear on piano and guitar. She also plays ukulele. Recently emerging onto the St.Albans music scene, Hope has also been influenced by local musicians Jack ‘Jacket’ Hobbs, Richard Groves and Nick and the Sun Machine.
Also playing are the ‘He Ain’t Heavy’ duo, brothers Richard and Stuart Groves, really you would be mad to miss it!
The Live Music Project is run by local music promoter/supporter and community champion, Denise Parsons. If you are interested in volunteering for the event or would like to sign up to perform, please contact Denise at email@example.com
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About Trestle Theatre Company
Trestle has been making and touring inspirational physical storytelling theatre since 1981. The company has developed a distinctive style of theatre, initially using masks, puppets and music, and more recently incorporating text and internationally influenced movement styles. Trestle is an internationally renowned provider of participation projects and training and operates from Trestle Arts Base in St Albans.
About Trestle Arts Base
Trestle Arts Base in St Albans is a 100-year-old chapel beautifully converted into a unique performing arts centre. It is home to Trestle, the first UK touring company to establish its own Lottery funded building. The venue offers performances, exhibitions, mask making, arts participation, youth theatre and hires for community and business meetings and events.