Well, the new year has finally arrived, but what does it hold in store for Pierless Music i hear you ask?
Both Rich and myself are excited by the possibilities that 2013 might hold for both Pierless Music and for the Hastings music scene in general.
Pierless Music itself is still in its early stages. Some of the ideas that we both originally thought of persuing have been put onto the back burner, for now at least. But, new ones have emerged and we are tending to go with the flow rather than stick to a rigid ‘plan’. I’ve always thought that that’s the best plan anyway.
So far, we’ve met some interesting and inspiring people. Movers and shakers, musicians etc and i’m sure that there are many more to meet and maybe work with over the coming months.
One common denominator with all of those people has been a love of the original music that comes out of this town and also a determination to get that music heard, whether that be just locally, or further afield.
Over the past few months, since the launch of Pierless Music, i have been introduced to new musicians and exposed to new music, all of which has only gone to reinforce the reasons why we started this project in the first place. The standard and diversity of that music and musicianship is truly amazing and its qualities deserve to be shouted from the rooftops.
So, over the coming year we intend to be doing just that, in whatever way we can. It would be good if we could encourage other people to do that as well. As i’ve already mentioned, there are local people doing just that, but there is always room for more.
If you’d like to do some of that shouting yourself, please get in touch with us here at Pierless Music. We’d love to be able to give you a platform and a voice, if we can.
We have a good feeling about 2013 and we’re excited by its prospects.
We feel that something is building up within the Hastings music scene. Whether that be things like the re-opening of ‘The Crypt’, the imminent rebuilding of Hastings pier, the wider exposure of certain local bands, or just the impending release of new music from original local artists, it’s all moving in the right direction. The ‘buzz’ is growing and that can only be a good thing.
Here’s hoping that 2013 actually delivers and lives up to some of those expectations. At Pierless Music we’ll certainly be doing our best to try and make at least some of those expectations become reality.
What about you?