The Music and Media team in Hamilton House ran a fundraiser event at the end of November, which showcased local musicians’ raw talents. With not a guitar amp in sight, each band played an acoustic set, setting the tone for an intimate evening with an eclectic mix of some of Bristol’s bands.
The evening opened with a variety of rock bands: Dogface Sockets, with lyrics as wacky as their name, Mireille Mathlener, on a softer folk note and Delta Sticks with some southern rock and roll. Drinks were flowing with organic ciders, beer and wine on offer at the bar.
A smorgasbord of music genres was played throughout the rest of the evening, from Manifest Infrigement playing country and folk to the dance-worthy brass balkan beats of Dakhla. The headline act Lady Nade and the Silhouettes captured the crowd and ended the event on a real high with a 45 minute funk, soul and jazz set.
The event raised enough money to be able to build a kitchen in the brand new music and media floor, so that our tenant’s will be able to make tea and toast! We’ve also been inundated with musicians and producers interested in floor plans and developments, so watch this space for the big build…
We are already building on the success of the evening by planning our next eccentric night for January.