Walking a frail rope bridge in a caf’ down Kingston

Sounds risky right? I was complaining bitterly about everything being thrown in at once and pushing for a slow build up of tempo and drama. Apparently he agreed and the resulting version of his song is below:

 

 

What’s this about? Adam Wedd is a musician who wrote a song. As you do. I filmed him performing a simple acoustic version. He then added a choir, a cello, a double bass, a vocalist…. and the song became larger but at the same time losing some of its power. So we were sitting in a cafe and I said: strip it down. He listened in his half hearted, drinking coffee kind of way. I told him to build the song up, develop it within the three minutes and keep the original hard hitting sounds of the strings at the beginning. He finished his coffee and we headed off .

Then I see a link. It’s a new version of Frail Rope Bridge. Filmed live on Eagle FM with some intro about Mandela. The song starts. At first I though acoustic but no wait, I hear some light background singing, some cello. It builds up. The momentum increases. The song explodes. I sit there afterwards, in complete silence, stunned by what I’d just heard . He actually listens .

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Interview with SILAS

Here’s an interview with Silas, by Abbie McCarthy. Abbie is from BBC Introducing and her blog is http://www.welikethemusic.tumblr.com. Silas is a heavy metal band who translated their set into an acoustic version to suit the acoustic night at House in the Basement, a youth café in Sevenoaks.