Monday, 5 September 2011

Singing for Change acoustic tour - Greenbelt festival

My first experience of Greenbelt Festival was a couple of years ago as tour manager for Muyiwa & Riversongz and I remember really liking the whole vibe of the festival. The music, the talks, the really lovely people.... I kept going on and on to whoever cared to listen.

Few years on, Creativity is out camping again at the Cheltenham Racecourse from Thursday to Monday and I am featured as an artist on one of those days!

I was excited when my slot was confirmed at the performance cafe. It's an intimate venue that sits 400 people.

I love playing in intimate spaces.

Apart from the fact that I believe my music and performance style is most suited to intimate spots, I love the idea of people sitting down to listen to me play or tell my stories and that's why I love playing in cafes and pubs.

I was however nervous because this was the first largest crowd I would be playing to as a solo artist. I sat though Musical Bridge Projects' set and realised that though the performance cafe is a large space it does have that intimate feel and I felt right at home.

Blessed to be sharing the stage with some of the best creative people out there (in my opinion) and I am not sure I will ever get used to people coming up to me to tell me how they love my music or how one of my songs has touched them. I can never get used to THAT!

My Singing for Change tour is coming to an end here in Toronto and I'll be heading back home to the UK in a couple of days.

My album Pen Voyage Chapter 1; Sing for Change is OUT on Friday 30th September


Tola said...

Got a sneak preview of the album this weekend and I've got to say, it's amazing!! I'm so proud of you girl!!

'Lanre Fajumo said...

Thanks Tola! ;)