Billed as ‘Brighton’s Premier Night for Songwriters’, ‘Lamplight: A Night of Songs’ was a live music event that took place on June 10th at The Brunswick Pub in Brighton. The concept behind Lamplight is to celebrate music by ‘placing the emphasis very much on the song and the storytelling within.’
The musicians who performed were a combination of talented songwriters currently studying at BIMM and songwriters from the BIMM alumni network. This mixture of students past and present made for a rich collection of voices and styles, all focussed on the unique and rewarding skill of songwriting. The headline artist for the evening was Lu’Ami, who set the standard high with her enchanting, jazz-inflected material.
BIMM Brighton Songwriting student, Kat Head, hosted the event, which was curated by BIMM’s own artist development team. Suzi Ireland, BIMM’s Artist Promotion & Festival Manager, described the thinking behind Lamplight, and spoke about the first successful outing:
“Soon to be a regular feature on the BIMM gig calendar, Lamplight was also a great opportunity for producers and musicians to come along with a view to finding new songwriters and front-people to collaborate with. With fifteen performers playing original tracks in front of an appreciative audience, the night was a huge success and is sure to become a favourite with students past and present.”
Sami James Paquez was one of the performers at the event and sent thanks via the event page:
“Thanks so much for the opportunity to play to such an amazing audience full of musicians and songwriters properly listening to everyone’s songs in silence. You don’t see that very often!”
Lamplight will be staging a new event each term, bringing new and established talent to the fore and making a great occasion to network, and the perfect place to appreciate the art of ‘the song’.