Toby Hay & Aidan Thorne After a Pause

Toby Hay & Aidan Thorne After a Pause

Friday 21 June 2024
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


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In 2021, guitarist Toby Hay & bassist Aidan Thorne (Duski) headed to the studio to make an album of new music, the inspiration being the things they missed most due to the restrictions of the pandemic. They focussed on improvisation and the timbre of acoustic instruments in real spaces.

The yearning for the energy one can get from live performance with a fellow musician drove the project forward. They will be performing material from their new album, from previous albums, and improvising new pieces.

“This is the sign of a master musician” Folk Radio 

“Dreamy, elusive, and appears to have all the time in the world.” Songlines

“Aidan Thorne’s cascading notes on the bass were enough to give you pause, make you hold your breath. ” Nation Cymru 

“Hay’s cascading arpeggios landing on the soft supportive bedrock provided by Thorne’s supple strings” Jude Rogers, The Guardian

“Something else to add pleasure to this summer is After a Pause, the new album of acoustic duo music by two brilliant Welsh musicians, the guitarist Toby Hay and the bassist and cellist Aidan Thorne” Richard Williams, the blue moment

Listen here on Bandcamp 

Also featured on BBC3 late junction


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