Coffee House Sessions Launch Party

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the perks of being a social media strategist is being invited to exclusive events. I haven’t been a social media strategist for long, but so far it’s been pretty great. I got invited to my first event a while back and it was a lot of fun.

Luckily, I was allowed to bring friends along, so I didn’t look like the loser at the party who doesn’t know anyone. I’ m really awkward when it comes to introducing myself… (I should probably work on that.)

Coffee House Sessions Launch Party

A useless picture of my coffee…

Here’s the lowdown: The student market has changed, Coffee House Sessions is a response to that change creating a new platform for both breaking and established artists to reach students on their home ground.

The venue, where the event was, was just a minute walk from Camden Town station, so my friends and I decided to settle in Costa just before the launch started. I thought it was fitting that I ordered coffee, and then would be going to a Coffee House Sessions launch party. Little things amuse me. It was nice catching up with my friends, and even though we’d seen each other the night before for a jazz and blues concert, it still felt like we had so much more to talk about.

Coffee House Sessions Launch Party

“Hands off! Quit pretending you’re searching for jellybeans in my pocket.”

This was Coffee House Sessions’ launch party, and they showcased some of their musicians who went on tour with them. I’ve only recently gotten into watching live music and I happen to be in love with it, now. The launch took place in a private member’s club called Record Club. We were greeted by a lovely lady on the front desk who ticked our names off the guest list. The venue was actually really small, however I don’t know if there was an upstairs or extra room that we did not know of. It was quite intimate with sofas and comfy chairs scattered across the room.

Coffee House Sessions Launch Party

We ended up trying to get in through the wrong entrance and was greeted by a scary looking security guard. Fun times.

Coffee House Sessions Launch Party

“Record” Club. Ah, yes – I see what you did there.

Even though we had arrived on time, 7.30pm, there were already quite a few people inside. Fortunately we found a good place to stand and watch some of the acts. They took 10 minute breaks in between, so we kind of shuffled around because our feet got tired from standing for so long. Thankfully by the last act we managed to grab a couple of seats near the front. I’d have to say the last act, who were a band called The Landed, had to be my favourite, so I’m glad we were at the front.

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There was one girl called Stephanie Fraser who performed, whom I’m actually listening to whilst I’m writing this. Her voice really stuck with me and I especially liked one of her own songs she sang called Walking Woman.

Overall, the night was very good and it was really nice to see such amazing talent. I’m so grateful that I was given the opportunity to discover some new artists – they’ll probably find themselves on my music playlist by the end of the day! There’s another showcase in May, so hopefully I get to go to that one too 🙂

To round off this post, here’s a short clip of Ellie Rose singing Toxic.

3 Comments

  1. April 24, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    Apart from being a blogger, I also work in social media. I love all the little things that come with my profession and it’s always FUN attending events where you get to meet people of the same industry. Looks like you had a great time, Chynna. great blog post once again 🙂

  2. April 27, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    You’re so fancy with holding the position as a social media strategist :P. It’s awesome that you got invited to an event and could bring friends! And it’s a plus too that you got to spend time to catch up on them. It sounded like you enjoyed your time looking around and seeing what’s being showcased. With some of them finding their way into your playlist too, I’m sure the event was worth going to ;).

  3. April 29, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    Oooooh what a fun role! That’s great you got invited to such an exciting enjoyable event ^^ Looks like you really enjoyed yourself ^^

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