5 Lands


The last Sunday of the month is always my favourite. This is because my favourite venue of all time, The Rhythm Hut run an event called 5 lands, which is a jam band. Basically it's a random mish mash of musicians making music up on the spot, which I find incredibly fun, and totally musically liberating.


Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of the outfit I wore to 5 lands. I did however get photos of the outfit I wore to my New Empire Rehearsal today! We're learning a lot of new songs in Empire at the moment, which is super cool for 3 reasons: 1) We're learning more ragtime,which I love 2) I have to do research, which means I get to listen to binge listen to 20's music on youtube without feeling guilty about not doing my homework, and 3) Most of the new pieces actually have dedicated flute parts, which are written for me to be able to breath and not hate my fingers!


I'm also super excited for the launch of a video project my band was involved in. I think I may have talked briefly about it before, but what ever, it's a cool thing, so I'll talk about it again.


The project is called Sounds of Newcastle. The creator Sam from Kingdom Design recorded 8 Newcastle musicians in 8 iconic Newcastle locations, and is releasing them week by week starting this week (I think). He also managed to secure a screening at a local theatre (which I can't go to because I have to teach. Boo) You can read more about the project here.