In lockdown – Hastings musicians 2020

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In lockdown – Hastings musicians 2020

As it looks increasingly unlikely that we will see any return to ‘gig-normality’ any time soon we thought we would re-acquaint you with the Hastings musicians you have been so missing…

Purely in order of when we have grabbed their ‘lockdown portraits’ (courtesy of Sara-Louise Bowrey of course…)


Nigel Martin

Nigel Martin

John Hornig

John Hornig

Sam Calver

Sam Calver

Andy James Long

Andy James Long

Joseph Clements

Joseph Clements

Joel White

Joel white

SK

SK (Fraktured Planet)

Priest

Priest (Fraktured Planet)

Fraktured Planet

Fraktured Planet

Rebellion

Rebellion (Fraktured Planet)

Bunch

Bunch (Fraktured Planet)

Swifta

Swifta (Fraktured Planet)

Fraktured Planet

Fraktured Planet

Katie Wren

Katie Wren

Leon Knowles

Ledon Knowles

Charlotte House

Charlotte House

Sally Lampitt

Sally Lampitt

Lorna Heptinstall

Lorna Heptinstall

Dan & Lorna

Dan & Lorna

Dan, Lorna & Bonnie

Dan, Lorna & Bonnie

Makky Hall

Makky Hall

Clive Barker

Clive Barker

Helen Sharpe

Helen Sharpe

Tom Jones

Tom Jones
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
I’ve made a satirical album about the London Underground, as well as developing my sound for The Mystic Shed. I’ve also been teaching myself electronics to build pedals for local musicians, and cracking on with my university work.

Mystic Shed

Mystic Shed

Kit Slawson

Kit Slawson
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
I released a couple EPs under the nom de guerre ‘Noah Sebastian Selfridge’, one of which I made with my brother, both of which are available on Soundcloud! I also helped plant grass, built a log shed, wrote some words, dreamt of making “Shed-Noise” with Thomas “Larry Legs” Jones and enjoyed the fascinating stories of Arthur Machen.

Andrew Wilkins

Andrew Wilkins

King Size Slim

King Size Slim

Dastardley Dudes

Dastardly Dudes

Craig ‘Messy’ Devlin

Craig ‘Messy’ Devlin

Tony Taylor

Tony Tatylor

Jack Irving

Jack Irving

Elaine Saunders

Elaine Saunders
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
What I learnt in lockdown to slow right down, enjoy some real time with my family and the simple things in life. I created a home studio to continue my music show which showcases local musicians on Conquest Hospital Radio, Thursdays 8-10pm. Oh and bake lots.

Matt Frost

Matt Frost

Reshad Rahman

Reshad Rahman

Sam Margerison

Sam Margerison

Harvest Moonshiners

Harvest Moonshiners

Mark Hardwick

Mark Hardwick

Sandy Harris

Sandy Harris

Daniel Child

Daniel Child

Alice Rowe

Alice Rowe

Gripper Lee 3

Gripper Lee 3

Martyn Lee

Martyn Lee

Trevor Croft

Trevor Croft

Richie Nice

Richie Nice

Hannah-Lou and Trevor Moss

Hannah-Lou and Trevor Moss

Max Williams

Max Williams

Tom Cole

Tom Cole

Jon Porter

Jon Porter

Peter O’Donnell

Peter O’Donnell

Jay Toole

Jay Toole

Oscar

Oscar

Stu Jordan

Stu Jordan

Frank from Blue Velvet

Frank From Blue Velvet

Bevali Francis

Bevali Francis

Karen Davies

Karen Davies

Andrew Francis

Andrew Francis

Mark Storr-Hoggins

Mark Storr-Hoggins

Andy Davies

Andy Davies

G-Mac

G Mac

Stevie Bart

Stevie Bart

Kelly Monro

Kelly Monro

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

Crystal Greenfield

Crystal Greenfield

John Sherry

Steve Sherry


Guy Gillo

Guy Gillo

Kathy Butler

Kathy Butler

Chris Young

Chris Young

Dave Francis

Dave Francis

Gareth Rees

Gareth Rees

Gail Edmunds

Gail Edmunds

Harry Osborne

Harry Osborne
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
I learnt to appreciate being busy. Found a lot of time to focus on gardening though which has been a blessing. Have worked on lots of new material and am really looking forward to making vibrations with other humans on a room at some point. re kindled an old love with Picnic bars!

Justin Ellis

Justin Ellis
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
Its hard to get hold of DIY materials! but easier to get on with ‘need to be done’ jobs without social distractions

Chris


Victoria McDonnell

Victoria McDonnell

John Sutter

John Sutter

Keith Osborne

Keith Osborne
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
just how much I love playing music with people, to people who love music.

Kaleigh Iris

Kaleigh Ifris

Isaac Wright

Isaac Wright
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
I started running and then I quit running. I did lots of woodworking and drumming.

Ian Greensmith

Ian Greensmith
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
Gardening, working on my allotment, lounging around with my cats, baking, online quizzes, and cajoling my imaginary friend Vic Templar to get on with his novel that’s not going to write itself.

Ash Jacobs

Ash Jacobs

Bernard Jeffrey

Bernard Jeffrey

Harry Thomas

Harry Thomas

Nicky and Nick


Tony Peek

Tony Peek
Tony Peek

Adam Daley

Adam Daley

Bob Tipler

Bob Tipler

Jack Doyle

Jack Doyle

Debbie Greensmith

Debbie Greensmith

Albie Todd

Albie Todd
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
I have learnt that a woodland bbq is a good way to spend time

James Maxted

James Maxted
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
There’s no such thing as too much tea

Dan Flanagan

Dan Flanagan

Mark France

Mark France
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
I’ve been working on more tracks and production.

Anna Page

Anna Page
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
Apart from the first month of fear when I think I had the virus, I’ve learnt that I really enjoy my own company and hanging out with my dachshunds. I’ve had fun performing online for Hastings Isolation station Beatles Day and playing my own songs for Now That’s What I Call Quarantine online festival, as well as appearing as a guest on the Resilience Manifesto Art Show. Through Hastings Thrives, I’m currently running a songwriting class online for 11-16 year olds, so it’s exciting hearing their ideas each week, and I’ve managed to retain a few pupils by moving my music tuition business online too. I’ve drunk a lot less alcohol, and have had more time to write and record songs, create some paintings and start my book, as well as update my website. I’m also enjoying making some videos and finally sorting out my house. It’s been lovely connecting with family and friends old and new, and just sitting and reading in the sunshine in my garden, appreciating life. I’m hoping we’re all learning to treat the planet and each other with much more respect in future.

Al Mitchell

Al Mitchell in lokdown
Al Mitchell
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
During lockdown I’ve written and recorded a whole EP!

I’ve just put out the first single ‘Rubber For Cars‘.

Myself and my partner made a quarantine music video watch here:

Rufus Stone

Rufus Stone in Lockdown
Rufus Stone
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
That I can get a lot done without the brilliant distraction that gigs are!

Alphie Rolph

Alphie Rolph in lockdown
What I did or learnt during lockdown?
Over the lockdown I have finally learnt to appreciate doing nothing.

When it returns to normal no doubt we’ll all be super busy without a second to spare so it’s been nice making time for things that have been on my to-do list forever like reading the Lord of the Rings books.

Josh Jacobs

The TDK frontman ponders on the date of his next performance at Blackmarket VIP…

Josh Jacobs in lockdown

Ewan Fitzgerald

What I did or learnt during lockdown?
I’ve been learning to produce music and working in a solo record under the name Spine Flu (I chose it before this all started)
Ewan Fitzgerald

Jason Smith

What I did or learnt during lockdown?
I have co-written and recorded on over eight official singles, original pieces, I’ve been interviewed by The Drum Panel, produced arrangements for official videos and advertisements and taken professional pals drum lessons to refine my chops…I’m motivated and driven, more than ever.

Jason Tilbury

What I did or learnt during lockdown?
How important it is to treasure time with family. During lock down me and my two teenagers have written and recorded 3 songs together.

Tallulah Savage

What I did or learnt during lockdown?
Lots of time for thinking and daydreaming

Jens-Peter Jenson

What I did or learnt during lockdown?
Nino Rota – Speak softly, love

Mark Tanner

What I did or learnt during lockdown?
Spent less money on gigs and booze! …but more on records and random crap.

Sister Suzie


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