Over The Hill Music Collective Supporting, inspiring and promoting older musicians.
The HardChargers, Manouche, Scream Blue Murmur, & Rab Wishart.
Since 2012 the collective has been providing a platform for older people interested in trying out or getting back into music. The monthly event offers welcoming, open and encouraging performance opportunities, plus mentoring and regular talks from music industry professionals.
In 2013 Over The Hill released a collection of songs by people at varying stages in their musical endeavors. The album featured the likes of Mandy Bingham, Simon Murphy, and Rab Wishart.
The collective now plan to record a follow up with a new batch of artists, and hope to raise enough funds to cover recording and production costs. Over The Hill will also be inviting submissions from acts interested in having their music featured on the album.
The project is already under way with a recent award from Lidl Community Works, which is supporting some of their music programmes that positively engage with people with dementia.
We are very excited to finally be able to reveal our video for Day 1 of the Women’s Work Festival 2016!
Drawn In Pen Productions recorded each day of the festival and will be releasing one video a week for the next few weeks summarising each day!
#womenswork launched on Friday 4th March with an exclusive interview (by Phil Taggart) and DJ set from the legendary Annie Nightingale!
The Women’s Work Festival is series of events that highlights, celebrates and showcase womens in music, as well as facilitates discussion with industry and artists on the issues surrounding the debate.
Annie led the movement to encourage women to become DJs, breaking the ‘no women DJs’ ban at Radio 1 in 1970 to become the first female presenter.
Annie specialises in championing new and underground music and is credited with helping to break acts like Daft Punk and London Grammar. She continues to DJ around the world and in 2014 Annie was presented with the Pioneer in Music Award by Music Week / A.I.M. at the Women In Music Awards.