Local teenager, Joel Fitzsimmons, took to the After Hours Live stage on Friday 10th May 2013 for his debut full-length solo gig. His set contained a varied selection of songs including The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’, U2’s ‘With or Without You’ and Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’. Joel is a very talented musician and as such he had expertly reinterpreted other well-known songs in his own style. Outcast’s ‘Hey Ya’ was performed on an acoustic guitar and ukulele and Taylor Swift’s hit ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ was performed as a rap! The sound resembled a Radio 1 ‘Live Lounge’ session.
Staying on the theme of variety, our next event on Friday 7th June sees the popular New York Times best-selling author, G P Taylor coming to Octavia’s Café to talk about his writing and novels. His works include Shadowmancer, Wormwood, Tersias, The Curse of Salamander Street and The Tizzle Sisters. There will be a variety of his books on sale as well as a question and answer session.