Kent Creative Online Meet-up – Friday 19th February 2021

With songwriter, guitarist and singer Gavin Alexander

A free meet-up designed for artists in Kent to chat, collaborate, learn, share ideas and get support.  It’s a good time to reflect on the past week and discuss all things creatives. 

It’s a simple get together with like-minded creative people supporting each other and an opportunity to get feedback from the group.  It’s about building a more robust community for artists and creatives where the support comes from the community itself.

  • 10:00 – Logging in and warming up
  • 10:05 – Attendees briefly introduce themselves. It’s a good way to get to know who is around.
  • 10:15 – Guest: songwriter, guitarist and singer Gavin Alexander to talk about his work and career and also chat about his about life as a performer in times of Covid. 
  • 10:50 – Share news, promote events, ask for help or advice from the group, get a bit of feedback on an idea… 
  • 11:00 – Random one-to-one sessions talking to another attendee in the group. 
  • 11:15 – Close
  • Some extra time for an informal chat…

Gavin Alexander

Gavin attended Newcastle College of Music and studied guitar under James Birkett, contributing songs and music to in house and local theatre productions. He developed his harmonic and melodic ideas while studying at G.I.T, London and went on to form a writing band “Why Bother” dipping into Kent’s pool of rich, talented musicians  performing as a solo artist around Kent and London. Gavin’s song “Blossom” was recorded by the international acapella group “The Flying Pickets” for their 2008 album Big Mouth.

His recent work includes:
. Collaborations with songwriters Keith Beauvais, Sandy Nuttgens and  Jonathan Vincent to name a few.
. Persephone’s Dream a modern opera. Co-writer with Tania Holland Williams, Kevin Grist and Anne Braithwaite. 
. Writing to a brief for Ostereo music last year.
. Co-facilitator for Song Talk a community based songwriting workshop.
. Contributing to Library music albums.
. Live streaming on zoom.
. Teaching guitar songwriting and creativity on zoom.