News

Monday 3rd December 2018

If you are visiting this web-site for the first time, a very warm welcome; and for those of you who are 'old hands' welcome back! I hope you will enjoy having a look around - especially on the Radio page some fun interviews and in the Gallery section some formal as well as informal shots. The latest on the Gallery pages are some shots of my 60th birthday 'party' concert in my home church on 3rd June last year.

Also from last year is the interview with Tim Daykin on Radio Solent a couple of weeks beforehand - have a listen on the Radio page.

We are now in Advent with Christmas just around the corner. Somehow, more than ever it seems to have started even earlier this year... with retailers encouraging us to spend our money! The sad thing is that it isn't all about money. Here in my home village we are preparing for our Christmas Tree Festival in St Peter's - it has become a bi-annual event now, organised by the Friends of St Peter's - and takes place this coming weekend - from 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday and from 12 noon to 6pm on Sunday. There will be some live music acts, a raffle, bazarre and refreshments. Entry is 5 on the door. I shall be playing some Christmas songs as background - trying to look pretty :- ) and hopefully providing some atmosphere - from 12 noon to 2pm on Saturday.

I am taking a break from performing but I continue to write, though mostly for pleasure. I am increasingly being asked to play at funerals too - something I always consider an enormous privilege.

On the Radio page are some interviews which hopefully give an insight into my life and music. For more details on Blue Is the Sky go to http://rsmithcompany.moonfruit.com/#/blue-is-the-sky/4590394637 (you will need to type it in your browser).

I would like to share with you a comment from one of the vergers at Peterborough Cathedral that meant a lot to me. The cathedral is used to holding more formal lunchtime concerts during the summer months, but he said that some of them can be a bit highbrow and described my music as being 'inclusive rather than exclusive' - appealing to a wide range of tastes. I took what he said very much to heart and would hope that my music always serves to draw people in rather than turn them away.

And it is always heartening, and humbling too, for both John and I, to receive and read your correspondence. Thank you so much. I would like to share one of the messages with you and have put it on the Reviews page. It is from a lady who has heard me in Norwich Cathedral, and I am grateful for her kind permission to reproduce it, anonymously.

I am increasingly being asked where our music is available. Apart from this web-site's Online Shop, and a number of internet sites, our CDs are on sale in a number of Christian bookshops around the country. All are available through Amazon and/or to download via a number of internet sites including iTunes and CD Baby. Simply go to one of these sites and type the title and/or our names in the Search box.

Happy listening!

Charles

Something Music Ltd