Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

The Band Room / Richmond Fontaine

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on September 12, 2009

Another great Friday night at the Band Room. Pics of the excellent Richmond Fontaine taken with my back against the far wall, just to show how small and cool this place is ! Thanks Nigel !

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The Band Room / Jollie Holland

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on December 2, 2008

Excellent night again. Amazing voice, and great performance by Jollie despite being a band member down and not at full parr. Thanks to the Brooks again for organising the night. Did feel a little apprehensive setting off across the moors in thick ice and freezing fog… but it was well worth it the journey. The Band Room is worth a visit.


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Exteme Cellists

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 24, 2008

Well, we got back from the Biennale in time to attend this event. It was a bit special.

The first performace was down by the river in Thorgill near to Meds Farm. Many people tramped across fields and down to the river to watch a performance of beautiful music both cello and voice. Just marvelous, with the wind gentley moving the leaves and the river sounds in the background we all sat in early evening sunshine and enjoyed ourselves very much in good company.

River Performance
River Performance.

The second peformance was about half a mile away , up the moors to the Crags. It was worth the climb, for the view and different views of Rosedale, the atmosphere amoungst the huge stones and the way the music moved around the landscape was just magical.

The Ascent to the 2nd Performance

The mud and the midge did mean that there was a constant connection to earth and the music did not completley carry you away. ‘Extreme midges’ was how Jeremy Dawson described it at one point. If you look at one of the photos, the musicians are playing in full flow and the audience all look like Kenny from South Park ! In the pub afterwards it was easy to see who had been at the performance on account of the many visible small red bite marks.

A serious thank you to all who made this happen it was a great event and occasion for all.

Extreme Midges / The Kenny Audience
Extreme Midges / The Kenny Audience.

On the Rocks

On the Rocks.

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Sadie Jemmett

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on June 24, 2008

Back to the band room in Farndale ( again.. what a great venue ) on the night of the 14th. Loved it ! and the CD just gets better with each play. Sadie has an amazing voice and an honesty and integrity in her performance, music and presentation which is rare. Love the acoustic Buzzcocks cover ! Link in associates have a listen to her first CD ‘The Blacksmiths Girl’.

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The Band Room

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on April 27, 2008

Went to an excellent gig last night in Farndale ! A small but beautiful venue in the middle of the moors which has the most amazing gigs ! Its is surreal, beautiful, intimate, atmospheric and just brilliant ! The Band Room, ‘ Englands Tiniest Major Venue’

Two incredible musicians , Corrine West & Walter Strauss. What a night many thanks to the Brooks ‘s at Hartoft Cheers.

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