Rivington Music Talent Spotter Has Come a Long Wayoh!

19 Aug 2021 01:30
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James Casper Mason, the creative musician who booked talent for the ‘Big Thank You’ Rivington Music Festival in 2018 as a volunteer, has turned his hand to providing a platform for emerging artists at the Wayoh Brewery Bar in Horwich.

James also helped booking artists for the Rivington Terraced Gardens music festival planned for this year which would have featured iconic 1990’s rock bands, Toploader and Republica, alongside, Bez, Clint Boon and Mark Radcliffe, but was sadly cancelled due to prolonged lockdown restrictions.

His industry connections mean that 'Casper's Crème De La Crème - Wayoh Sessions' launching on 20th August, from 7pm-11.30pm feature top class music talent, launching with the incredible George King, an internationally renowned pianist who has performed at The Carnegie Hall and The Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.  His concert repertoire stretches from the pre-Baroque era through to modern classics of the 21st century.

Planned for every three months, the free event starting this Friday features a mix of artists, including, Helena Ward, a 25-year-old folk singer songwriter inspired by Irish artists who is a regular performer at various open mic nights in Manchester.  AI Morris, an exciting alt-soul newcomer will be launching his new EP and Harriet Dagnall, a familiar face on Manchester's live music scene since 2018, will be performing new material. Taylor Paisley-French, a London-born artist influenced by jazz, blues and soul joins the line-up alongside Caitlin Jenkinson, a Manchester-born pop solo artist with a soulful edge and James Oldham, a virtuoso guitarist and vocalist.  Jon Coley combines soul and folk with intelligent original songwriting will also perform, and is admired for his unique guitar playing and passionate vocal performances, reminiscent of Van Morrison and Amos Lee.

Admission is free with table booking advised and there will be a Fratelli’s pizza van on site.  The next planned event on 17th December features Simon Moore, drummer from Ian Brown’s Unfinished Monkey Business album.

James is a supporter of autism charities and will be fundraising for Kidz 2 Gether on the night.  The Kidz2Gether website is - http:// www.kidz2gether.org.uk/

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For more information, visit Casper Mason on Facebook.

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