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Friday, 30 June 2017

Café Musica & The Secret Chord

It was over one of the Mersea Art Café’s delicious cappuccinos that James Weaver and Peter Banks discovered their mutual pasts, treading the boards on the professional music trail, were both similar and so very nearly collided. Now, teamed up, the combination of their two voices provide a rich emotion, drawing out the best in both the quirky covers and original songs they perform. With an essentially acoustic multi-instrument approach, Café Musica are captivating audiences and listeners alike. Café Musica's take on music is classic, yet fresh and they appeal to such a broad spectrum. They definitely have the cool factor, along with a respect for music which makes them popular across multiple genres and audience ages.With the backing of GingerDog Records, they have now released their first official album 'Learning to Breathe’. Featuring a surprising mix of songs, you can't help but get hooked on Café Musica.

Café Musica and friends are providing the music for an Evening Service this Sunday, 6.30pm, at St Peter's Chapel, Bradwell-on-Sea, which will focus on 'The Secret Chord', the book co-authored by Peter Banks and I, which is an impassioned study of the role of music in cultural life, written through the prism of Christian belief.    

Covering a range of musical styles and influences, from gospel music to X Factor, 'The Secret Chord' conveys enthusiasm for music and its transformative powers. While a significant number of books have been published exploring the relationships between music, art, popular culture and theology - many of which we have enjoyed and from which we have benefited - such books tend either to academic analysis or semi biography about artistes whose output the writers' enjoy. By contrast, 'The Secret Chord' is an accessible exploration of artistic dilemmas from a range of different perspectives which seeks to draw the reader into a place of appreciation for what makes a moment in a 'performance' timeless and special.


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