I was just updating my website with some gig details and noticed there are not many more Hope Tour gigs. As i noticed this i was thinking back on some of the gigs of the tour and wanted to share some thoughts.
When I first planned to have this tour I was aiming for lots of gigs across the UK. Unfortunately I didn’t get the sort of response I was hoping. Nor did my manager. Despite wanting a few more gigs I do feel that the tour up to now has gone very well. Each event has been different in some way. It has been really fun and enjoyable, and I have connected with people in amazing ways. At one of the gigs in Aberdeen there was a moment during one song that had many people gripped, I could feel it. The music, the songs in that moment transcended what could have been spoken and connected with some people on a deeper level. At another event we shared about our trip to Senegal, I sang a bit (less than I intended as I had the common cold) and all in the comfort of a living room. We had 40 people there. As we shared it was obvious to us the stories we shared really moved people.
So a week ago we left Glasgow…its weird, a strange feeling. On route to London/Gerrard’s Cross to commence our training with WEC.
The start of something new for us. And then a weird season of being nomadic…with no permanent home as we travel about, I will be on tour, we will be speaking and sharing with our churches before we go to France.
It is all a bit daunting, and exciting.
Im sure we will be back in Glasgow, but its hard to accept the change. Our first home together, our group of friends, the hub for my music which Glasgow has been…but perhaps now reviewers and DJ’s will refer to me as Northern Irish/Irish and not Scottish. That would be a good thing for sure.
Well, here’s to something new, something exciting, adventurous and bold!!!
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When I was doing the Faith and Hope Tour in England and Scotland I took part in a variety of concerts, creative workshops and discussions on hope using the songs from my album “Beyond the Sun”.
A few of the events involved some sort of creative response.
Here is one of those very responses, a picture of hope in Aiden’s view (11 years old)
One of my fave venues in Glasgow the intimate liquid ship now the roxy. Catch me there on Wed night this week @ 8.45pm ish… with other great acts too.
Hi guys and girls,
Just to let you know that these will be some of my last gigs in Scotland for a while. Some of you may know that we are moving down South to do some training with a mission organisation called WEC. I will probably come back next summer for a visit and tour before we actually leave the UK. We have language school ahead in Sep 2012 and in 2013 we will hopefully be off to Senegal.
GIGS THIS WEEK:
TONIGHT: ICC> GLASGOW
WED NIGHT > ROXY, GREAT WESTERN RD, GLASGOW
FRI NIGHT > PARTICK TRINITY, GLASGOW with NEW SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA
SAT 10th DEC > DUNDEE with NEW SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA
all details on www.adambakermusic.co.uk
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Summer 2012 - Scotland (Aug-approx), England (July), N.Ireland (June)
Living room gigs, Concerts, Church Services, Sharing/Update with WEC.
Now this is slightly different from my Faith and Hope Tour. This is instead New Scottish Arts’ Christmas Hope Tour at which I will be singing at. I will have 30 mins each night.
I will be singing songs about “hope” and songs with the message of “hope” in relation to the Christmas story.
So come along to here some Christmas themed songs about hope.
I am just back from the first Faith and Hope Tour events which happened in northern Ireland. I played at Bangor Crusaders friday night, Strean Presbyterian, Newtownards Sat night and shared in two church services on Sunday in Scrabo Hall and Ards Elim, as well as leading the youth bible study in Scrabo hall.
I really enjoyed sharing music and discussion with the folks at these events.
Friday night involved an informal chat with some questions about my music, my faith and future from Simon Russell. I led some worship and played some songs sharing the message of hope in them. Saturday was a bit different, it was more of a youth cafe event which was broken up by an interview from Andrew Frazer, youth leader. On Sunday in there church services I shared some songs and talked about hope in relation to the songs and Sarah and I shared about our progress with WEC international. The youth Bible Study was more of a discussion where the young people fed back their ideas about hope, what it is, and sources of hope. We watched a clip from “Rango” where the Councillor (turtle) explains to Rango that the people in his town believe that the water will come, and that they get though each day because they believe. An excellent moment is when he says “people need to believe in something”. I used that to spark ideas about being hope to other people. Like Rango the new sherif brought hope to the town dirt we can be hope to other people. I shared some ways in which we can be hope to people in the world who are in need and to our firends. i shared some songs such as “Let justice reign” and “wish you all the best” to look at how because of our faith we can be hope to others.
I had a great time this week sharing and really feeling like I was connecting with people as I shared about hope.
Its great. I am excited about more of these faith and hope events. Each will be different, and that is what is exciting about it, it is a very differnet tour for me and approach to using my songs.