Tag Archives: Sessions Productions

In Session: Box Of Light – “Falling”

19 Sep

Box of Light

We’re not sure how, but there appears to be an unspoken connection between us and Norwich’s Box Of Light that involves ‘firsts’.

For example…

We put on their first ever live gig at our first ever Alphabet Bands Presents… night earlier this year.

They played the first ever WombleStock as part of the Norwich Lanes Festival.

And today we have the first of our two session tracks from the band (well three of them at least) where they became the first band to play on the newly constructed stage at Norwich’s newest independent record store, Blossom Records.

See what we mean?

Since performing for us at Open in July the band has gone on to play gigs at the likes of the Latitude and Green Man festivals as well as numerous other shows in London and beyond. We don’t doubt that you will be hearing a lot more from this lot in the not too distant future. Mark them down in your books guys so you can say, yes, ‘I knew about them first’.

This is “Falling”, as filmed by the always amazing Sessions Productions.

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In Session: Raevennan Husbandes – “Stay”

10 Apr


Last week we shared a gorgeous session with you from the extremely talented Ravennan Husbandes. We loved her performance so much that while we were there, we asked her very nicely if she would do another song for us. Luckily she is as lovely as she is talented and said yes.

The very wonderful Sessions Productions have done the leg work for us once again, so now we can present Raevennan in session once again, this time performing “Stay”.

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In Session: Raevennan Husbandes – “Sirens”

3 Apr


Here in Norwich we are blessed to be home to some outstanding singer-songwriters and now, in Raevennan Husbandes, we have another who is winning hearts and minds all around the city and way beyond. Ok, so she is actually from Lowestoft which isn’t really Norwich and no, technically it isn’t even Norfolk but we are claiming her for the city, she’s just too good not to.

Like another of the City’s exceptional talents, the divine Milly Hirst, Raevennan is blessed with a voice that silences rooms and captivates audiences. It is sweet and pure and drifts beautifully over the intricate and dexterous guitaring she plays underneath. Last year she won the Future Radio Next Big Thing Competition (previous winners include Ed Sheeran, just saying) and even more remarkably, she was diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome a couple of years ago after she suddenly lost the ability to move, see and hear.

Thankfully she is no longer afflicted and her talent is shining through once more and we were keen to see it first hand. So we grabbed the wonderful Sessions Productions and headed to OPEN to meet up with Raevennan and film an exclusive session. We’ll share more next week but for now, enjoy the delights of her new track, “Sirens”.

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Watch: Lisa Redford – “I Believe In Father Christmas”

21 Dec

Lisa Redford2

Yesterday we started to get into the festive mood with a post jammed full of Christmas Classics, both old and new. Today we have been touched by the magic of Christmas once again as we share with you this lovely little video for Lisa Redford‘s beautiful cover of “I Believe In Father Christmas”.

The keen eyed amongst you will probably notice that the video includes footage from our own session with Lisa from the other week, nestled within the wonderfully cute soft-focus footage, that’s because both were made by the good people at Sessions Productions. We think the seventies aesthetic they’ve used looks fantastic and the video also gets massive bonus points for the inclusion of Lego and the famous Blue Peter Advent Crown. Though our favourite bit has to be the wide-eyed excitement of the kids as they look up at the Christmas lights as they drive past.

It’s a gorgeous video for a gorgeous track and one that feels absolutely perfect for the festive period.

Have a very Happy Holiday period and we will see you again in 2013.
Hohoho and all that.

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