My current projects range across journalism, PR, copywriting and music research. All of the different projects reflect parts of the services I offer and what I am about.
This project is taking in a number of different areas. I am writing reviews, articles and interviews on roots music. This is encompassing reviews of new releases, older albums, live shows and interviews with singers and bands. I am going back to some of the ideas I discussed in my studies, and I will develop things into longer articles, essays and presentations. I will work with bands on projects, assisting with liner notes, promotion and creative input, much as I do in my business. I am working on ideas for (a) book(s), a radio programme and a separate blog on roots music to accompany the radio show. I hope to incorporate book and movie reviews into this output as well.
The first major project under this banner is my work with Beacon. I am currently undertaking a research project, looking at the roots, types and current examples of traditional songs. I am devising articles and stories around traditional song from the UK and the US, looking at differences and smiliarities, and will go on to incorporate discussions, interviews and recorded performances.
Make sure you stay in touch with my project at http://www.beaconreader.com/gideon-thomas
The project will expose and promote the amazing roots, folk and traditional music of Bristol, England, looking at the artists, songs and venues that make the city’s scene such a vibrant and important source of music and artistry.
We are working on putting together a website which will contain information and articles on the area’s musicians and bands who contribute to the wide and diverse roots scene, which is set to include interviews, reviews, insight and explanation and the latest news on what is happening. We will be profiling the venues and the businesses which make the scene tick.