As well as gigging, Carol plays regular daytime solo sessions in dementia units, and rest homes, experiencing first hand the wonderful effect that music has, on the folks she sings to.
Her aim is to communicate encouragement, empathy, peace, joy and hope to her listeners, and especially with these sessions, tries to 'tap in' to individuals, and bring songs which may trigger a precious memory or two. Armed with percussion instruments, guitar, (sometimes piano), and an ever increasing song list, she's loving every minute of this particular daytime music venture, finding great reward in the wonderful smiles and responses from the old folks!
AIRPLAY ON BBC Hereford & Worcester
I'm thrilled that 4 of my songs over the last year or so have been picked as tracks of the week on BBC Hereford & Worcester, featured by their 'Introducing' programme.....exciting to have heard them played every day for the week that they were featured!
These are the tracks:
**All my songs are available on all the major music download and streaming sites worldwide......so please look me up!**
New Band Name.......'THE BLACK PEARS'
Photo by Julie-Anne Goode
It's already been over a year since I joined forces with the brilliantly talented Ben Church, to form our little country blues n folk band, and it's taken this long for the boys to decide what we wanna be called. So, because of their love for real ale (I'm always the taxi driver on our gigs!) we've chosen THE BLACK PEARS.... as it's the name of a locally brewed beer here in Malvern.! Also, we've been absolutely thrilled to welcome our newest member, the fab Keith Baker, on drums, whose tasteful and sensitive playing perfectly completes our sound!
So if you enjoy a bit of foot tapping country bluesy tunes and ballads, then please get in touch.......we cover songs from Dylan, JJ Cale, Lucinda Williams, Ry Cooder and many others.
Ben Church on acoustic/slide/electric guitar, harmonica & vocals, Gareth Sampson on bass, myself on acoustic & vocals, and Keith Baker on percussion and drums.
We don't take up too much space, and play at a comfortable noise level!!
.......or you can just book little ol' me, with my guitar or piano..... singing a mixture of classic covers, with a few of my originals thrown into the mix....
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, or the contact Carol page. x
(Photos by Julie-Anne Goode)
28th January The Green Dragon, Guarlford Road, Malvern (The Black Pears) 9pm
Back in the summer of last year, I spent a few days back in my home island of Jersey, where I had the privilege of chatting to the lovely Cathy Le Feuvre on BBC Radio Jersey - here is the interview.....