The Soundbite Performance Programme brings a diverse range of live music to communal areas of the hospital and wards. We have been working with young musicians from Live Music Now (LMN) and musicians from the Bath Folk Club (generously funded by the Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust) and Bath Spa University, as well as other local musicians.
Using feedback from the live musical performances it is evident that staff, patients and visitors appreciate listening to live music and it has been noted that the music helps calm nerves and anxiety for patients having treatment or visitors waiting for a relative.
Up-and-Coming Performance Programme
13:00-13:30 Atrium or Lansdown Foyer
13:45-15:30 Older Patients Wards (either Combe, Cheselden, Midford, Waterhouse or ACE)
Friday 20th September 2019: Seb Gutiez and Tom Allen
Guitar and Double Bass Duo.
Friday 4th October 2019: Tail End Charlie
Working together under the name Tail End Charlie, Zeb and Sam Haynes are brothers who grew up in a musical family on the North York Moors and have always made music together.
An experienced singer, Zeb led an Indie rock band, My Friend Juliet, for five years before moving to Bristol where he studied singing and song writing and has recorded several EPs of his own music. He has supported artists such as The Bluetones, The Futureheads and Matt Berry (IT Crowd).
Sam studied bass guitar and has composed and recorded solo pieces for the piccolo bass. He is an accomplished singer and a creative percussion player who will make music on anything that comes to hand. This is a real asset in adding to musical textures across the range of styles that Tail End Charlie deliver.
Friday 18th October 2019: The Gaulois Brothers
Based in and around Bath, Somerset, The Gaulois Brothers have been described as a swinging, jazz guitar party. With an almost reckless insistence on real, in the moment, improvisation we are no purists, but Django Reinhardt is definitely the inspiration. The swinging rhythms and exciting sound of the Maccaferri guitars make for a great atmosphere evoking Gypsy campsites and Parisian cafés and nightspots.
Friday 22nd November 2019: Marick Baxter and Tim Petherick
Marick Baxter and Tim Petherick play flute and guitar and perform in bands together playing traditional music from Ireland, the middle east, West and Eastern Europe and Klezmir traditions. Both are prominent figures on the Bath music scene and have been performing for over 20 years. They have a deep musical rapport with a flair for creativity and improvisation that belies their passion for music.
If you are a musician interested in performing at the RUH or have any other questions please contact Musician in Residence, Frankie Simpkins – firstname.lastname@example.org