I have just realised that I have been keeping all of our great photographs and all the news on what went on at Exeter Respect Festival to myself! What use is a blog if I don't give you the news fresh off the press?!
The Festival was brilliant! We were there all weekend with our own large corner pitch - perfect for us to make some noise and get our voices heard - You may have seen our video on our Facebook page which was publish as it was it was all going on. Thank you to all of you that came and joined in with our Open Mic - you were all stars smashing the junk instruments, strumming the guitars and hitting the Cajons provided by Matt Jackson.
We brought things to sell: Hand crafted benches and decorative mushrooms, the Cajons, bracelets and postcards - all manner of things! Every item bought and every donation made will go towards making what we do work; making music and the arts accessible to everyone.
We even wrote a new song! We made new friends and met loads of like minded and interested people :). We could not have done all of this without the help from everyone we work with, the guys from the Respect Festival and thank to Triss from Initial for supporting us with a van.
And then for Sunday - it was hotter (which was nice). We met loads of people and gave out lots of info so we really hope some of them will get in touch and get involved in writing songs, working on the radio show, EPIC plans - and an exciting new project.
We watched Matt, our Cajon teacher play on the Diversity stage with his band five finger discount - and then he came up and jammed with us on the junk band - thanks Matt!
Lovely Karina came up too and her Bollywood group: we love the Bollywood dancing! Thanks guys! Lovely to meet you all! Looking forward to Karinas sessions at #inclusivecrediton.
If you chatted to us at Respect (or even if you didn't) - get in touch!
Now we just need to focus on preparing for the Okehampton Food and Folk Festival!
Written by Dominic Palfreman and Jane Williams