Newbury busting days behind her, Saskia records at Abbey Road
Saskia Griffiths-Moore will make a highly anticipated return to Newbury on October 15, at ACE Space, where she will host an afternoon songwriting workshop and perform in the evening.
Saskia’s career as a professional musician goes way back to when she was heard singing in Newbury.
She is endorsed by Agnew Instruments and JWC Guitars and has completed her third recording at Abbey Road Studios. His music has been featured on Sky TV, London Live, BBC Radio Scotland, Wales and more and has received several grants from the Arts Council England. She toured across the UK and across Europe.
Saskia’s daring decision to abandon her career as a craniosacral therapist on Harley Street to follow her passion for music has certainly paid off.
Like so many musicians, Saskia saw all of her plans turned upside down at the start of the COVID pandemic. Instead of touring the United States, Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom, she focused on recording and releasing her new album Where Are We Heading – the first of two on a contract. ‘transatlantic recording with the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc.
Saskia also went online to offer mentorship and songwriting support.
Inspired by online workshops, Saskia came up with the idea of starting a competition for older songwriters (50+) called Talent is Timeless. An incredible panel of judges were enlisted, including Phil Beer (Show of Hands); small boots; Ian Matthews (Kasabian); Tony Moore (Iron Maiden) and Chris Difford (Squeeze).
Saskia explains: “The idea arose from years of touring and getting to know my fans. Many of them are very talented musicians and enthusiasts who started playing music “late” or who did not take action at the “right” time. Many had families, responsibilities and the general feeling that they had “missed the boat”. Well I started this competition to prove that all of these things were wrong.
The prize for a recording session at Abbey Road as well as a series of promotional and professional development aids attracted more than 1,200 entries. Saskia was a recent guest of Folk Ace on Kennet Radio presenting some of the winning entries in the competition. A link to this program can be found at www.KennetRadio.com/folk-ace.
The ACE Space concert will open with a selection of songs from the workshop followed by Saskia and the band, including songs from the new album. Tickets are available at www.WeGotTickets.com or directly by calling 078911 76940 or sending an email to [email protected]