Open Fund: Kathryn Joseph
Kathryn Joseph, Marcus Mackay and James Graham's New Collaborative Project
A new collaborative project between; Kathryn Joseph, unique piano/ singer/songwriter and 2015 SAY Award winner with album bones you have thrown me and blood I’ve spilled; James Graham, songwriter and singer for internationally renowned Scottish indie treasures, The Twilight Sad; and Marcus Mackay, critically acclaimed producer/songwriter/percussionist and founder of iconic recording studio The Diving Bell Lounge.
This exciting new body of work was inspired by conversations Kathryn and James had with people who use Platform – a ground-breaking multi-arts and community space in Easterhouse – East end of Glasgow. With James and Kathryn at the helm of translating the stories heard through their conversations with locals and Marcus steering the sound; an inspiring collection of songs were written for a one off headline performance as part of Outskirts Festival at Platform in April 2016.
Using Kathryn’s signature ships piano, harmonium, a mix of Marcus’ unique percussion style – live and programmed drums with bass synth – alongside James and Kathryn taking turns on lead vocals in combination with their alchemic harmonies; this collaboration is set to be an exciting recorded entity.
The PRS Foundation is making it possible for these songs to be recorded thus enabling this project to live beyond their Outskirts Festival performance at Platform.