I really enjoyed performing at ‘Across The Threshold’ recently [with Dawn Hignett & Luke Moore accompanying me]. There are several reviews of our performance below and I am pleased to say that recording is now in progress, with plans to release some new music soon!
“I was already aware that Jazamin is a multi-talented artist, and have met her at the photo pit a couple of times, but I’d never heard her music before. Tonight she performed as a 3 piece with the wonderful Luke Moore on Cello … and also Dawn on harmonies and Glockenspiel. A real treat!”
One of “ten best acts of the weekend” at ‘Across the Threshold’
“Bridging the genre gap, Jazamin Sinclair merges singer songwriter sensibilities with balladic soul.”
“A sunny folk-punk blended set in Unit 51 seemed a perfect soundtrack to the weather on Saturday. Her acoustic guitar playing was powerful and urgent, offset beautifully by her accompanists on cello and xylophone. There were country twangs of Lindi Ortega at times. A cracking little gem in a crowded line up. There’s an EP out soon and we’re keen to get our hands on it.”
“One thing Threshold always nails is the Saturday afternoon … A double header of NaMo and Jazamin Sinclair really epitomised that feeling. Jazamin, who brought along Dawn from Dawn and the Embers, and were more folky than the soulful NaMo, but it was another perfect Saturday afternoon at Threshold.”
I am really excited to say that Premier League have used my footage of choirs singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ from Liverpool Pride 2016 in a short film [created by Nomad] about Paul Amann as part of Stonewall’s ‘Rainbow Laces’ campaign.
Paul is the founder of Kop Outs: Liverpool’s LGBT+ Fans Group and the choirs who performed together on the day are: Liverpool LGBT Choir; Sunlight Unplugged; Up For Arts Community Choir; Kaboodle Community Choir; The Choir with No Name; and Sense of Sound Singers. All choirs were led by Jennifer John.
More shameless self-promotion. I am exhibiting and singing at several events over the next month or so and it’s probably easier to post them all in one go rather than to keep trolling everyone with endless facebook/twitter posts. I’ll try to keep it brief, but if you know me, you’ll know that once I go off on one that can prove to be difficult, because details are important. And me? I don’t know when to stop.You get the picture.Oh and just in case you missed it, I was a Demanding Mime in my previous post (that was fun).
Art & Craft Workshops: 14:00 – 15:50 The Littlepool Art Prize (Kiddies Art Comp) judged by Robyn Woolston (Liverpool Art Prize Winner 2012) will take place from 2:00pm onwards so bring your children along! I will be helping to facilitate art workshops and Becky Crizzo from Craft Creative Events Ltd will be doing craft workshops. The children can also bring along artwork they have created previously to be entered into the competition! We will provide old T-shirts to protect your children’s clothes but please don’t let them wear anything too fancy in case they get paint/glitter on it!
Acoustic Set by Jazamin: 16:10 – 16:40 Twenty minutes later I will be singing a mixture of covers as well a few of my own songs for your listening pleasure, so come and join me!
Here’s a bit more information about the Festival directly from Threshold themselves:
“Threshold Summer Fun(d)raiser is a One Day Mini-Festival full of fun packed activities & more music than you can shake a stick at (believe us, we’ve tried).
“Don your best summer hat & come down to the already iconic Camp & Furnace to support your local world class multi-arts festival.
“With just under a week to go until Saturday’s Threshold Summer Fun(d) Raiser at Camp & Furnace, we can reveal some amazing raffle prizes donated by local businesses & organisations. Prizes include: Loads of Threshold merchandise & tickets for next year’s festival in March, a Sunday roast for four from Camp & Furnace, a meal for 2 plus a bottle of wine from Mello Mello, a £50 voucher for Pillbox Vintage, £40 meal voucher from What’s Cooking, photography lessons & photoshoots with styling, single malt whiskey, Tickets for Comedy Central at Baby Blue, stay at Hotel Indigo, Liverpool Craft Beers, Vouchers from Pillbox Vintage and Made Here shops, dance lessons, singing lessons, original artwork from Jazamin Sinclair (also an exciting addition to the live music line-up), original prints, books, musician’s workshops & Lego a plenty (see full raffle prizes details below).
“If a whole host of music & fun in the Baltic Love Triangle wasn’t enough, Threshold will also be programming a whole afternoon of great bands at the Open Culture bandstand in Williamson Square in front of the iconic Playhouse Theatre.
“On the line-up from 12pm to 5pm will be Spanish funk outfit Ponteforte, the gravelly dulcet tones of Dave O’Grady, the quirsksters themselves The Science of The Lamps, the unstoppable Bolshy & the man with a talent that truly belies his years Dominic Dunn, acoustic duo Crash Amber’s Party & the a-capella stylings of jazz choir Indigo Vibe. With a headline set from the epic outfit The Fifth Movement, there is plenty in store for a perfect summer’s afternoon.
“Also with musical offerings to entertain the most hard to please from the beastly We the Undersigned, funksters 69 Watts, punksters The Thespians, hipsters Triphazard, just plain fabulous Thom Morecroft, anthemic Silent Cities, groovy Audio Voyeur, heavy DJ Monkey, quirky Jazamin Sinclair, and the opportunity to join in and do the Folk-e-oke with ‘62 Pieces of Lego.’
“The Littlepool Art Prize (Kiddies Art Comp) judged by Robyn Woolston (Liverpool Art Prize Winner 2012) / Pillbox Vintage Pop Up / Vintage Clothing / Swap Shop / Raffles, Prizes & Giveaways / Kids Craft Activities / Live Art / Yarn bombing / Have-a-Go Dj Tasters with CMWMSMDM / Folky-oke / LEGO / Great Food / Craft Beers / Quizzy Rascals / Retro Gaming.
Date: Ongoing until Sunday 12th August, 2012 Venue: The Egg, 16-18 Newington, Liverpool, L1 4ED Time: Cafe open Mon-Fri 9:00 – 22:30 / Sat-Sun 10:00 – 22:30 Cost: Free!
An exhibition of work by artists who specialise in painting, curated by HeadSpace.
The full list of participating artists is as follows: Lauren Anthony; Jack Brown; Gordon Clegg; D Corlett; Cosmic; Sue Curwen Gordon; Mikey Gannon; Gareth Halsall; Sid Jarrett; Simon Kennedy; Karen King; Stanislaw Jan Krakiewicz; Ruth Massarano Rawson; Meesh; Rachel Ogden; AE Ritchie; Jonny Seven; Katie Sharrock; Jazamin Sinclair; & ZephyrBaby.
Image: ‘E18HTEEN HEARTS’ courtesy of Mikey Gannon.
I will be singing & playing guitar at 3:00pm as part of the Fringe Festival Afternoon Stage. More details to follow.
That’s all for now, there’s more coming up (there always is isn’t there, I hear you cry) but that’ll do for this post. I did say I’d try to keep it brief. And I didn’t do that did I?So yeh. If you got this far, you’re a better person than me. I’d have stopped reading a long time ago & cried out: “SKIP TO THE END”. Anyone else ever see that episode of Spaced where Tim says that to Daisy? I did try to find it on YouTube but it but it wasn’t there. Yeh. It probably really is time to stop now and maybe practise for some of my gigs or something.
Tomorrow evening we (Sense of Sound singers) will be singing twice, for your listening pleasure, outside The Bluecoat. This will coincide with the turning on of the Christmas Lights in Liverpool City Centre. We will be doing two small sets at one at 7:00pm & one at 7:45pm. It’s all free & I think it will probably give you a bit of a taster of what to expect in our gigs next month. I have listed some of the Sense of Sound forthcoming gigs on the events page of my website if you are interested in finding out more!