A Week in the Life of a Locked Down Musician: music commissions
This series of 4 micro-commissions by musicians based in Plymouth premiered in the summer of 2020. Forming part of our ‘Plymouth After Dark’ project, the commissions supported local musicians whose livelihoods disappeared when COVID-19 lockdown measures were introduced. They were each invited to create a digital response to the circumstances they found themselves in because of the pandemic.
Andy Quick is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, booking agent, band leader and dad. He has toured extensively for years as far as Europe and Asia with his two festival bands, always returning to his home in Plymouth where he has lived for 14 years.
Kate Ferguson, known professionally as ‘Ethira’, is a singer-songwriter and singing teacher from Devon. With a unique soprano vocal style accompanied by fingerstyle and jazz guitar, she first established herself in the folk genre, with her debut album 'Sweet Confusion' which was featured on BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Devon.
Originally from London, singer/songwriter Grace Lightman has immersed herself in Plymouth’s music scene since she moved to the city in the summer of 2019 following the release of her debut solo album 'Silver Eater'.