Summer Sessions 2011
After the sadness of losing the sweet little bandstand concerts in the Park yesterday, a little positivity – and perhaps a hint as to what the brass bands should be doing – getting bigger and plugging-in. If you’re big enough an act, people can actually make a buck out of you, and it’s business as usual. This is supported by Greenwich Council (brass bands – take note – the cash is over here…) I don’t know whether the council stands to make money from it or not, though judging from the ticket prices, it’s just possible.
Not that I’m moaning about the Greenwich Summer Sessions planned for this year. Oh, no. I’m absolutely delighted at the lineup and the Phantom Webmaster is already salivating at the idea of a Status Quo mosh pit next door to a brewery. The acts have been scheduled for maximum Southeast London-ness, which is a welcome sign.
I’m not going to go on about it here as the sessions have been blogged to death already – check out Darryl at 853 and greenwich.co.uk for more on that. I’m only really writing about it because fabbo photographer Warren King sent me these pics of some of the musicians (the odd-woman-out is Olympic judo hopeful Gemma Gibbons; I don’t think she’s also a Shirley Bassey tribute act, but who knows…) but if you haven’t already read the line up and got your diaries out then you can find all the info fit to print here. Should be a good season.
the attachments to this post: