It was great to perform at the Birmingham Art Gallery & Museum last Saturday. The acoustics in the Round Room were absolutely fantastic even though we didn’t quite have enough time to do a thorough sound check! Thanks to Clare Edwards from the Gigbeth Music Festival for asking us to play and to all those who came and said hello.
The feedback from the audience was very warm and welcoming and it was nice to be asked by several audience members where they could buy a CD of Fordante. I’m literally in the process of organising the recording of the new album and to fit this into the player’s busy schedules. However, I’m also keen to make sure that the correct music is selected for the album so it is an opportunity for the audiences on our imminent tour to help shape the album.
Birmingham Art Gallery & Museum The Round Room
Having said all of this we have managed to squeeze in a recording session this past week recording a couple of pieces that I’ll upload onto the site when they’re mixed and ready, to whet your appetite. Watch this space!
I think today can pretty much be considered a day of promotion for the ensemble. I’ve just come back from being interviewed by BBC Radio Shropshire at their Telford studio. I don’t know why but put a microphone in front of me and any sense of cohesion in what I’m saying just disappears. Fortunately it was all recorded for broadcasting in early December (prior to week of the Bridgnorth Concert) and interviewer Clare Ashford assured me of the wonders of editing.
I arrived home to find a rather large box of flyers outside my studio waiting for distribution. I thought I’d include a copy here for completeness just incase you don’t manage to pick one up from any of the libraries, leisure centres, tourist informations centres and other outlets that they shall appear in soon around South Shropshire.
Doing a Google search for ‘Fordante’ now is starting to return some results after contacting various sites for inclusion of the upcomming concerts. Thank you to all those websites that have included us. A special mention must be given to Mark from Iron Man Records and founder of the Birmingham Music Network that I’ve recently become part of and for his support and inclusion in his press release mailout.