On the evening of 23rd November, Ealing Eclectic MusicSpace brought the sounds of Divyanand Caird (Saraswati Veena), Dheeraj Mishra (Tabla) together with Robert Hokum (Guitar) in the form of Blues Dharma to the basement area of Café Zee in Ealing Broadway. This fusion of sounds was followed by the 1st edition of the Ealing Eclectic Youth sessions, then proceeded by an amazing performance from songwriter Sam Willoughby setting the the scene for a chain of follow up events at this great little venue in 2019.
A full and attentive house of 50-60 guests enjoyed coffee, green tea and cake well into the evening while absorbing the coffee house atmosphere.
It is thanks to backing from bodies such as the Arts Council of England that promoters, artists, sound engineers, audiences and business owners can find ways of working together and help demonstrate that such spaces can exist across individual communities.
Ealing Eclectic MusicSpace is all about highlighting forgotten spaces in Ealing Borough through live music while acknowledging the area’s rich local music heritage. Music heritage is a unique quality that could potentially interest many more visitors to local high streets and venues as it does in Liverpool and Nashville.
On Saturday 1st December, the blues returns to the Drapers Arms in Ealing from 3.00 pm onwards in a pub fighting to keep live music on the menu. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/454355
For more on music heritage check out the movie Suburban Steps To Rockland – The Story of The Ealing Club on Facebook. :https://www.facebook.com/SixtyTwoFilms/