Sound is the force of creation, the true whole. Music then, becomes the voice of the great cosmic oneness and therefore the optimal way to reach this final state of healing.” Hazrat Inayat Khan
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All sounds of the earth are like music.


The Treehouse sessions


I went along not quite sure what to expect. The host apparently fancied himself as TV presenter and the hostess was, I'd heard, nicknamed 'Swampy'. Despite both of those warning signs, I took no pre-conceptions as I walked through the slightly scruffy Victorian terraced house in the centre of King's Heath and into the back garden just as it was about to start. A walkway past a few twinkling Christmas lights and through a shed with a makeshift bar. onto the end of the garden where a greenhouse marked of a small private area where a treehouse stage has been built and a few sofas and benches placed around, almost randomly. A group of maybe thirty people were gathered in the cold December night, expectant and upbeat. I had a feeling this would be my kind of gig.

What followed was two hours of pure pleasure - four acoustic 'acts' as the hosts referred to them, each unique and eminently watchable. Kudos was reserved for the last artist, the spellbinding Dee Ajayi - a star in the making but a very real, very modern one who seems equally at home singing with an acoustic guitar for accompaniment around the fire as she does making house tracks. I can honestly say that she is the first new artist I've been excited about in a long time.

By the time I'd left, she had received an invite to Campfire Convention 002.UK. I hope she takes me up on it! 




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