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Band and Bean with Matter of Sound

Last night I went to Band and Bean, a new live music night by Matter of Sound. The idea (loosely) is live music in a cafe, and it kicked off at Grindsmith Media City.

Music aside, it was really fun to work with the folk behind Matter of Sound for an evening. They were so friendly and welcoming, this really added to the good vibes the evening carried with it.

We had the pleasure of three excellent acts: Violet Youth, Dantevilles and Natalie McCool. Getting gigs right is difficult I think, they must take so much organising and planning and management on the day. What I enjoyed most about Band and Bean is how smoothly everything ran despite the occasional last minute change. It had a laid back but professional vibe – and you’ll be able to see this professional touch when they publish the video on their YouTube channel.

For now, here’s some photos:

Side note: how amazing are Natalie McCool’s sparkly boots?!

I’m already looking forward to the next Band and Bean, if you want to find out when it is you can follow Matter of Sound on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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