Joey Stuckey, Macon's music ambassador (and SongHunters provider), will be traveling to London for a 10 day tour very soon. The tour will include a two-day conference for visually impaired musicians on March 10 and 11. Joey will be performing and speaking during the conference. His single, "Blind Man Drivin'" will be featured as the theme song of the conference and released at the trendy Ivey House in London on March 12.
The Visually-Impaired Musicians' Lives conference will be held at the University of London's School of Education. Their mission is to "bring together visually-impaired performers, music teachers (sighted and visually-impaired), researchers concerned with visual impairment and music, representatives from the music industry and organizations in this arena. It will address key issues surrounding the musical participation and learning of visually-impaired people, including: music education and lifelong learning; participation choices and approaches to music; the relationship between musical approaches, musical genre and sight; and how technologies are shaping the music-making of visually-impaired people. These will be explored through presentations and performances."
For many years, Joey has worked to improve the lives of those around him through music. Working to further the mission of enhancing music education remains Joey's top objective. The conference has given Joey the opportunity to share his passion for music education. "As a blind person and brain tumor survivor, I have some limitations physically. But I am so excited to share [personal] inspirational insights with the University of London and the Blind Musicians' Lives Conference attendees. My talk about living a successful life as a blind person and brain tumor survivor, making music education accessible for everyone, and a performance of original songs will be the finale of the conference."
Joey's single, "Blind Man Drivin'", is the theme song for the conference. According to Dr. David Baker from the University College of London's Institute of Education, "Joey's participation reflects his great enthusiasm for bringing musicians together and supporting the interests of visually-impaired artists across the globe. We are honored that he has dedicated his new song "Blind Man Drivin" to this event too, which is attracting visually-impaired musicians, specialist music teachers, people working for visual impairment charities, and developers of accessible music technologies from across the world."
"Blind Man Drivin'" was written by one of Joey's closest friends and collaborators, Henry Oliner, who also appears on the "Blind Man Drivin'" music video. The single will be officially released March 12 and the album with the same title will be released in September 2015.
While in London, Joey will be giving talks and performing at various venues. For more information about his tour, Gateway Macon will be featuring daily blogs and photos of Joey beginning March 9 through March 17.
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Grammy Voting Member Joey Stuckey's Single/Video Launch & Networking Event in London
Award-winning blind musician Joey Stuckey will be appearing in the UK for the first time on Thursday, the 12th of March 2015.
He will be speaking and performing at the University of London on the 11th and also releasing his new single and video for his song "Blind Man Drivin'" in a more intimate setting after 7pm on the 12th of March at the 1930's inspired Ivey House.
The release concert will include a meet and greet with the Grammy-voting member where you can meet Joey and get copies of his single signed from 7pm to 8pm.
This free intimate event is aimed at music fans and music industry people alike, so it will be a really good networking opportunity for anyone in attendance.
From 8 to 10pm, Joey will perform two 45-minute sets of original music along with his own arrangements of songs made famous by musicians from Georgia (USA), like Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers and John Mayer.
Joey will also perform a few songs from his favourite artists from the UK like the Smiths, The Beatles and George Michael.
Don't miss your chance to see this award winning recording artist and producer in an amazing 1930's original intimate setting with just his amazing voice and acoustic guitar.
Because he loves real music fans and wants to meet as many as possible, there is no cover charge for this event; however places are limited – so we recommend confirming your place (see below for details).
The event will be first-come first-serve, so we recommend getting there around 6:30pm.
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About the Ivey House
The Ivy House (formerly the Newlands Tavern) is London's first co-operatively owned pub, the first pub in the UK to be listed as an Asset of Community Value, and the first building to be bought under the "community right to bid" provisions of the Localism Act. The pub is a Grade-II listed building as it has "an unusually high level of surviving original features and fittings [forming] a largely complete 1930s interior”.
Directions to the venue:
Ivey House, 40 Stuart Road, London, England SE15 3BE
Underground and Train from Kings Cross/St. Pancras International to nearest rail station Brockley Rail Station
- 9-mins tube From Kings Cross take Northern line to London Bridge Underground Station
- 4-mins tube From London Bridge takeJubilee line to Canada Water Underground Station
- 8-mins overground From Canada Water takeLondon Overground to Brockley
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