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Cornish Airfield Studio Showcases Top Flight Local Performers

Updated: Apr 19

The Nub Sessions

Series 2 Episode 2

The Nub Sessions have now settled nicely into their second series broadcasting from Bodmin’s Airfield studios. Hosted by Tam Johnstone, Malcolm Joseph and Leah Ingall, this week’s programme showcased a superb and diverse line up of talented women.

Voice winner Molly Hocking has grown in stature and confidence since her glitzy moment in the glare of the telly spotlights. Molly herself declares a lack of self belief, but her assured performance hides any uncertainty lurking beneath the surface. Molly opened the show with her next single release We Can Have The World Tonight a song which will be a sure fire hit. The show’s finale was an inspired choice by the Sessions team with Molly performing her superb cover of Cher’s Bang Bang.

Polly Money is another well known singer/songwriter, dividing her time between Cornwall and London, with Cornwall very definitely home. No stranger to the big stages, Polly has performed at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe, graced festival stages and opened to an audience of 80,000 when she supported Muse. Polly has a new E.P. on the way and performed two cracking songs on this week’s Session, Streetside’ and Home Soon.

Storm Gordon, where have you been hiding? Storm is an amazing visual artist and singer/songwriter; hailing from Scotland, but happily enjoying life in Cornwall, Storm’s visual art, costumes and songs are both original and stunning. Accompanying Storm on guitar was her collaborator and producer David Galbraith who worked with Storm on her soon to be released album The Lie I Love The Best. With such a fabulous showcase performance on the Sessions, the album is a definite must have.

The wonderful Ryan Jones was an added bonus this week when he performed Ghost Writer. Ryan has been busy working with the Cornwall Music Education Hub, taking the lead on a project for young Cornish songwriters and musicians. Having not seen Ryan perform live in a long time his performance was a proper treat.

Let’s give a huge shout to the Nub’s fabulous Bubble Band, each well known and much loved names in their own right – Steve Jackson (drums), Malcolm Joseph (bass guitar), Joe Partridge (guitar) with Ryan Jones on keys for Molly Hocking and Tam Johnstone on keys for Ryan’s ‘Ghost Writer’.

Tam Johnstone has taken to fronting the Sessions like the proverbial duck to water; Tam’s interviews are friendly and laid back, allowing the interviewees the time and space to answer his questions. In this week’s show Tam chatted to the authors of a brand new book Sound Advice – The Ultimate Guide To a Healthy and Successful Career in Music. Rhian Jones and Lucy Heyman worked together to create the guide covering the music industry from all aspects, including a look at mental and physical health. Tam has read and recommends the book, high praise indeed from someone who has spent his whole life working in and around the industry.

Next week’s Nub Sessions has another mouth watering line up including Haunt The Woods, The People’s String Foundation and George Moir, tune into the Nub Sessions’ You Tube Channel from 8pm on Saturday 24th April at 8pm and why not catch up on any Sessions that you missed?


Sheila Vanloo

April 2021

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