Bookshop Unplugged Double Bill – Sinead Orme & Mike Trim
It has been said that for a bookshop, we go the extra mile. Live poetry, philosophy over breakfast, woolly wednesdays, Britain’s smallest art gallery, and possibly it’s largest dining reading group are just a few of the delights we offer our readers.
Could we do more? Well, incredible though it may seem, yes, actually. In Jan 2011, in an inspired move, we brought you “Bookshop – Unplugged’, acoustic sessions in an intimate setting, and we’ve been bringing you closer to beautiful music ever since. Come along and experience a ‘Bookshop Unplugged’ gig and you’ll be hooked…
Sinead Orme and Mike Trim
From 7pm Friday 6th December
With a wonderful voice and an extraordinary gift for writing deeply personal and evocative songs, Sinead Orme (pictured right) is a very special talent. Born and raised in Dublin, singer-songwriter Sinéad has been living in Essex for 6 years. She has gigged around Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge and London in various Folk Clubs, Theatres and Music Festivals.
Sinead first met Mike onstage at a charity gig where they had agreed to play together unrehearsed, and they brought the house down! Since then they have become close musical friends, Mike producing her debut album ‘Chapters’.
Mike is a powerful songwriter, along with his unique guitar style, his songs weave their very personal story. As a finale Mike and Sinead will join forces to round off this intimate but powerful evening.
Sinead’s CD album ‘Chapters’ is on sale at the Bookshop. Each of the eleven songs have been inspired by a chapter in Sinéad’s life; The uplifting optimism of New Chapter and Sunrise, the beautiful simplicity of the love songs Twelve and Echo and Narcissus, the poignant nostalgia of childhood in The Little Corner, which is embodied in Irish traditional folk, the powerful, political protest of Over these Gates and Blindfold, and the sophisticated jazz style songs To a Little Girl and Red Shoes.
Mike’s CD album “Songs from the Crucible’ is also available at the bookshop.
Tickets £6, early booking advisable. To reserve your ticket, phone the bookshop on 01206 824050, or email.
with ‘Face Furniture’
From 7pm Friday 12th July
In celebration of Independent Bookseller’s Week 2013 we bring you a rather special ‘Bookshop Unplugged’ evening.
‘A Comedy of Masculinity’ takes a wry look at men and masculinity in songs and poems, from ‘all men are bastards’ to ‘sometimes it’s hard to be a bloke’ to the plea to ‘tenderise not genderise’ and beyond.
Brand new songs and poems performed by Adrian May (vocals, uke, guitar), with Murray Griffin (double bass) duo aka Face Furniture.
Adrian May and Murray Griffin may look like a before and after ad for hair-restorer, but they have an embarrassment of decades of musical experience between them – in folk bands, reggae bands, soul bands, pop bands, pub bands, duos and solos: in concerts, poetry gigs, festivals, clubs, conferences, sheds, housegigs, weddings, funerals and universities …
As a writer, Adrian has published two collections of poems and lyrics with Wivenbooks and made several albums, both solo and with bands. Songs of his have been recorded by such artists as June Tabor and Adele Anderson of Fascinating Aida.
Comedy of Masculinity is a preview of a forthcoming book/ CD from Wivenbooks.