Last night was very special. Not only did our current cohort of Making Tracks participants put on a brilliant show with five original songs written since Monday morning, but their tracks sandwiched a special set from Sounding Out graduate Adrian Harrison, aka Tru Star (aka Fudge) celebrating his BBC Performing Arts Fund fellowship.
And what a celebration it was! As well as Adrian’s own fantastic material, on three songs he was joined by previous Making Tracks participants to perform songs he’s helped them to write/perform during his fellowship. Heritier, Chains (aka Shallise), Nirobi and Paradox (aka Terell) all truly shone. It was delight to see them again.
A quick shout out too to Adrian’s backing band, who learned a lot of songs very quickly – Gary, Charles, Hermione (on bass!) and Sara (on drums!) smashed it.
We’re feeling very proud of our very talented and fearless participants. They always go for it on ‘gig night’ and the results were just beautiful.
Here’s a snap of the project team getting ready for the ‘post-match’ analysis for today’s debrief meeting: