Our Virtual Veteran Performance Session was a huge success today and everyone thoroughly enjoyed Jason's show.
I absolutely loved it. Jason is such a versatile musician and today was no exception as he sang hits by the legendary Johnny Cash to Doris Day and not forgetting our very own 'Veteran Voices' song which I helped write along with other community veterans and came up with the idea for the title during his workshops last year!! Would be wonderful if you could feature this in the Ayrshire Magazine please. Jason is an award-winning musician who has been active in music for over 30 years, recording and performing in various projects. - The Prestigious Nordoff-Robbins Tartan Clef Award for best newcomer - Winner of The Sunday Mail T Break Competition for T in the Park appearance - Abertay 1st Class Honours Degree in Music - Mail Box Etc Award for Contribution towards Music in The Community 2015 2014 saw the release of a more laid back EP title Jason Sweeney. 2015 The King Lot “The King Lot” 2018 The King Lot “A World Without Evil” These days Jason is completing his Masters in Songwriting at UWS well as teaching at Sonic Tempo Music Tuition. 2019 Song Workshops with Veterans - unforgotten forces You can view the performance here, and please like the video and share:
Along with Music in Hospitals & Care, who are also part of Unforgotten Forces, provide people of all ages in hospitals, hospices, care homes, day centres and specials needs schools throughout Scotland the therapeutic benefit of live concerts given by professional musicians. Music in Hospitals & Care aims to enhance the quality of life of adults and children with all kinds of illnesses and disabilities through the provision of live concerts, presented by professional musicians who are carefully selected following audition for their high standard of musicianship, communication skills and breadth of repertoire. They aim to reach as many people as possible and bring the often therapeutic benefits of live music to people who would otherwise have no access to cultural stimulus. During 2018 they arranged 1,657 concerts in Scotland - that's an average of 138 concerts a month!