Newton Faulkner visits Chippenham Secondary School
Newton Faulkner, a double platinum album holder, performed at Chippenham’s Secondary school Hardenhuish as the last of his series of ‘popup gigs’.
Newton Faulkner is a well know musician; a sing/songwriter who is well known for his rhythmic acoustic guitar playing. Newton is best known for his song ‘dream catch me’ which reached no. 7 in the charts in 2007.
Newton first heard of Hardenhuish, when a number of students suggested that he should preform there as part of his ‘pop-up’ gigs tour earlier this year. Newton could not resist the offer, and so preformed at Hardenhuish at on Saturday the 24th March.
During the morning he hosted a workshop of 30 pupils from the school where he talked to them about his influences, and taught them a couple of the tricks he has learned from being a double platinum album holder.
Later in the day, Newton played a concert for 120 lucky pupils, where he played some of his favourite songs.
Head of music at Hardenhuish, Debbie Workman said: “He is a fantastic, talented musician and a lovely down-to-earth person. After the gig he signed autographs and posed for pictures with the pupils – nothing was too much trouble. We feel privileged that he came and it is an experience that I am sure the students will not forget.”
Later that evening, Newton put on his Facebook page: “Thank you so much to everyone that came out last night to Hardenhuish, it was a fitting end to a ridiculous set of gigs. So that was the last one... not going
to lie, little bit sad... I’ll definitely be doing another one of these kind of things at some point though, far too fun not to :-) A huge thank you to all the people that helped organise it and you guys for all your suggestions, couldn’t have done it without you. Hugs, Newton x.”
After this, Newton has now realised his new EP ‘Sketches’, which he wrote and recorded in his home studio.
If you are interested in music in the local area, why don’t you visit this years ‘nam fest’ in Chippenham. Follow this link to find out more http://www.namfest.co.uk/. Also visit Marshfield’s,
‘Marshaid’, as a bigger alternative.
Date Posted: Wednesday 25 April 12