By Alan Davies
Friday, October 12, 2012
THE Hertford Corn Exchange’s hugely popular Sunday Live gigs return this weekend under a new guise.
The first free concert of the new season takes place on Sunday afternoon under the name of Sunday Live Sessions.
This season brings a more eclectic programme for every winter Sunday afternoon mood.
Old favourites Token Female open the show, followed by a newcomer to the Fore Street venue – the extremely talented Luke Silver.
Another new face, Cactus, close the concert after their popularity at the Magical Musical Tour meant they just had to open the season.
The event starts at 2.30pm and the music lasts until 6pm.
One of the organisers, Joolz Addison, said: “The Sunday Live sessions are proving to be one of the most important regular events at the Corn Exchange as a gig at one of these events holds many opportunities for local and nationwide acts.
“Many of the bands and acts that have appeared here have gone on to support our high-profile artists as we at the Corn Exchange have made it our policy to place local acts as support, even when most agencies and record companies try to insist on using their own acts as support.
“This is in keeping with our ethos of being a community venue promoting the best of local talent and providing a stage where most bands will only ever dream of.
“Also, following appearances at Sunday Live we have had bands offered gigs in other venues, including the Bedford Corn Exchange, Rhythms of the World festival and other local venues as we encourage promoters and industry to come to the gigs.”
Entry is free and families, including children, are encouraged to pop down for a relaxing afternoon of music.
Joolz added: “Our belief is that music is important to all ages and that is why we encourage families to these events.
“It is so important for children to experience a whole range of musical styles and to have a proper gig experience in a safe and friendly environment will hopefully be something that will later inspire them.”