Music for The Head and Heart was created by those of us who have a genuine love of music to promote the very best in music across a wide range of musical genres – to inspire, provoke and entertain.
“Songs of hope” was set up during covid 19 to showcase many of the best artists from across the globe sending messages of hope through their music
PREVIOUS EPISODES HERE
|Boo talks about his musical journey and plays a couple of his songs.|
|Benson J Walker talks about his history of playing music, musical influences, song writing and personal journey|
Katie Spencer is a very talented young singer songwriter. Look what others have said...
“Katie’s guitar playing has echoes of my dear friend the late great Bert Jansch. Like a musical weaver she threads her poetic lyrics through the guitar’s strings and produces little tapestries of song.”
“The way Katie plays is never contrived, showy or imitative; it sounds true … a world-class folk guitarist”
“Great discoveries are always a pleasure and Katie Spencer’s debut album Weather Beaten is a grand pleasure”
Robb Johnson has been described as one of the last political singer/songwriters but above all he is a passionate, articulate and, at times, extremely funny and engaging man.
His body of work encompasses social history, family history and political injustice.
"One of this country's most important songwriters" fROOTS
"One of our best singer songwriters ever" Mike Harding
"An English original" Robin Denselow - The Guardian
|Jon Gomm Interviewed by Nick Cody.
Jon Gomm, based in Yorkshire in the UK, is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, bass lines and twisting melodies all at the same time. The emphasis is still on the soulful vocals and songwriting, and his original material is influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead.
“Wonderful to watch. Genius.” - Stephen Fry
“I love your work and style so much. You are very special” – Jon Anderson (Yes)
“Wonderful playing and singing” - David Crosby (Crosby, Stills and Nash)
Charlie Dore is a multi instrumentalist and a very creative writer and singer.
Charlie went to drama school where she met her long-term collaborator Julian Littman (also of Steeleye Span). In the Seventies she had a top twenty hit with Pilot of the Airwaves. She has also written and co-written hits for many other people including ‘Aint No Doubt’ for Jimmy Nail which got to number 1 and ‘Rain Tax (It’s inevitable) – Celine Dion. Other covers have been recorded by Sheena Easton and even Status Quo.
Her acting career too went well culminating in the award winning film ‘The Ploughmans Lunch’ with Jonathon Pryce.
She has also worked in comedy and is a charming and funny interviewee.
I haven’t even mentioned the ‘R’ word (18 months of Rainbow and writing 3 songs a week!) - ooops!
Pete Brown started life as a Beat Poet and in 1965 attended the legendary Albert Hall Beat concert with the likes of Allen Ginsberg.
Then Ginger Baker of Cream invited him to write lyrics for new 'supergroup' Cream.
He co-wrote Sunshine of Your Love, White Room and I Feel Free among others.
He sang with The Graham Bond Organisation as well as with his own bands.
Pete has a lasting legacy within the modern day music movement and his is a fascinating story.
He is still writing for other people including Joe Bonamassa.
One of his other current projects is the 'Acoustic' version of Cream songs - out next year.
|LATEST NEWS – Martin Simpson comes to the platform, terrific music clip.|
Full interview of music and talking about his new album "Rooted" HERE
If you don’t want to read the transcriptions of the interviews but just want to dive right in then move your cursor over the video images below to see who is who and when you see one you like simply click!
April 4th 2020 – postponed
STOP PRESS NEW DATE NOW OCT 10TH ALL TICKETS VALID FOR THE NEW DATE
Due to the global pandemic, in the interest of everyone’s health, the new date for this showcase is October 10th.
This showcase will be our third Music for Head and Heart event and the biggest yet. This will be a dynamic evening of music showcasing the very best in entertainment with an emphasis on collaboration and creative expression. Many of these artists will be involved in unique collaborations for the very first time, so expect something truly magical. Book HERE
Nick Cody and The Caravan of Dreams with Laurent Zeller
(featuring special guests, inc Captain of the Lost Waves)
“Fantastic accomplished dark pop dripping with hooks and harmonies, and some serious musicianship. West Coast meets West Yorkshire.’
Chris Catalyst (The Sisters of Mercy)
The Laurent Zeller Jazz Trio – Jazz virtuoso violinist from France with Fergus Quill and Rich Ferdi
Laurent Zeller is known internationally as a virtuoso violinist. He will be playing a set with well-established Leeds musicians reviving renditions of the old jazz era of the 1930s
The Sisterhood Collective
The Sisterhood Collective are four accomplished Leeds musicians: Fuzzy Jones, Fran Wyburn, Astraluna and Miranda Arieh – each of whom have been featured on BBC Introducing
Doors 7pm, music starts at 7.30 pm sharp Advance tickets £10 – On the door £12
Book tickets HERE
Remember tickets are offered on a first come first serve basis. All MHH events have sold out to date We only have limited seats, so book asap if you want to experience a magical evening of Music for the Head and Heart!