Brian Eno took apart the idea that creatives work as lone geniuses by coining the term “scenius”.  People create within community and alongside each other.  They are part of a scene.  Creative people bounce ideas off of each other and dig each other’s work.  They are friendly critics of each other, building each other up and inspire one another to reach higher.  Ruth and I have spent the last five years being part of the Resound scene, a community of songwriters and musicians who write adjacent and sometimes in collaboration with each other.  In the coming week Ruth and I are going to spend a week writing music together and we’re really happy that we’re going to be doing that together with a load of other Resound writers at the Song Writing Retreat.

‘Songs for the Journey From Heartbreak to Hope’.

One of the great things about being part of a scene is that you get to promote other people who inspire you to climb higher.  This week we have Andy Clark and Elise Massa playing at another Live Lounge at Holy Nativity Church.  They have managed to forge an epic singer songwriting partnership through the internet across an oceanic divide.  They are going to be playing songs about love, loss, joy, despair, doubt, and pottery.  All of this under the mini tour title “Songs for the Journey From Heartbreak to Hope”.


Friday 7th July, doors at 5pm.

Robb and Ruth 6pm.

Elise and Andy 7pm.


Holy Nativity Church Mixenden, HX2 8AX

Fully licensed bar.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.