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John Robinson (aka Cittern) Who's new to you? (45) RE: Who's new to you? 05 Jan 05

Julie was supported by a singer/songwriter called Madeleine Brooks at Hebden Bridge Trades Club earlier this year.

How impressed where we? Well to give you a clue:

26 March
City Screen, York
Julie Ellison with special guest Madeleine Brooks

12 April
The Melborn Hotel, Bradford
Julie Ellison with special guest Madeleine Brooks

There was also a featured support at her Topic FC gig at the Melborn in Bradford. A duo called "Lyte Flyte" - they really impressed us.

I recorded their set for them and have just finished mixing and mastering it - and haven't stopped listening to it since - which says an awful lot.

Outside of "work" ...

I saw Tommy Emmanual at Leeds. Very impressed by his abilities as a guitarist (who wouldn't be) but very disapointed with his choice of material. He does mainly covers and his selection and arrangement of tunes plays to the mass market - brings "hooked on classics" to mind far too readily. That said he fills theatres and Julie attracts 40ish people per gig - so maybe I'm in the wrong. Although, if we had to resort to doing "hooked on classics" to get the audience bigger I think we would either stop or decide we already had enough.

I went to a Demon Barbers Session at the Love Apple in Bradford and urge everyone within driving distance of the Curry Capital to go. A fantastic night with the Denny Bartley and Jon Gomm really making a stunning evening.

Denny Bartley - who I've already admired for a long time for his work with Last Nights Fun - was fantastic as a solo artist although extremely nervous - he should do more solo work.

Jon Gomm was his magical self - although not folk, anyone who wants to see what an acoustic guitar (plus assorted pedals) can do should see this man. Fantastic stuff.

The Demon Barbers were brilliant and (sorry Duncan) edged ahead of the Dunc. McFarlane band in the "who can make traddy stuff exciting for me to listen to" stakes.

Best regards
John Robinson

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