• MORE PLEASE! •

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Been beavering away at all sorts of exciting new projects as it appears that 2019 is already off with a bang! I started off with a fond farewell (for now) to the lovely Hyde Park Book Club, which has been the home of Think Tank since it started in 2017. Our last event was held on the 13th January and had a fantastic line up as always. It will be sad to see our little cosy space go but it has proven to be popular enough that we have needed to step up our game. So if you haven’t had the chance to come to one yet or are interested in how we may step up our game, head to our next event on 24th MAY at our new home the Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen, Leeds.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1009328532787933/

The event promises a strong line up, so don’t forget to get down early!

Following on from Think Tank, I was lucky enough to have an event in Manchester with Scissorgun as part of a festival dedicated to Mental Health and the Psychology surrounding it:

(https://www.psychologyfringe.com/acts/?fbclid=IwAR36xgTS5ZYQrpdeS9FLbRk_Rhr-IUBBTaRaX8w49rr5CXn1osQtUVriaJQ)

Check Scissorguns Album Review and purchase a lovely vinyl here:

https://www.ltmrecordings.com/scissorgun_aar002.html

Catch me at the next Slut Drop at Chunk on the 24th February where they will be showing off some of Leeds finest acts! Grab your dancing shoes and your tickets below: the 5th Birthday is set to be a live one.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2291525420867372/

Having worked behind the scenes visual wise for Slut Drop, I have seen so many strong women and people from the LGBTQ+ scene just do their thang behind the decks and it’s spurred myself on to get on  board! I’m nervous, of course, but I also can’t wait to give it a go! If you’d like to see and hear a car crash in action, come down to the Next Permahigh Event on the 6th April:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2144960602216920/

Looking forward to collaborating with lots of lovely people this year – COME AT ME

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• Busybusybusy •

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So I’ve been up to a fair bit in and around Leeds these last 3 weeks and it all feels a bit of a blur but really psyched that my craft is taking off and morphing into a whole new shape of it’s own. Mid November I helped set the mood of a single launch where so many different and talented ladies took to the stage in an intimate gig at the HPBC.

Secondly, I gave a helping hand to the lovely gals at Slut Drop for their last event of the year at Chunk. It was a massive success and I was in absolute awe at what these ladies are achieving on the Leeds underground circuit. Shout out to all the acts especially Keyzuz who pulled out some bangers and absolutely smashed the live visuals!

Last, but not least, I got to step out of my comfort zone and do a solo live performance collaborating with myself at Spatialesk Event, Capture The Flag. This was part of a day long event at a ‘secret venue’ which the audience had to find. For me, it was a bit of a challenge but a positive one all the same and I am looking forward to exploring that side a little bit more! Check out the video below of it all in action! (Would suggest turning the volume down as starts loud!)

capture from Lauren Harrison on Vimeo.

 

 

• Think Tank X Plant Life •

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Following on from the success of the Birthday Think Tank, we were back with a bang with not a spare seat in the  house! Such a strong line up courtesy of Padawan sounds, meaning I had a lot of fun putting together each artists set on the fly. 10/10 would do again! Shout out to Hyde Park Book Club for being amazing as always.

Check out Think Tanks latest Podcasts with one of the performers Sleepsang

http://kmah-radio.com/shows/think-tank-with-padawan-sound/

• Think Tank First Birthday and Slut Drop @Chunk •

This last month has been full of ups and downs for many reasons but the highlights have been providing visuals for 2 amazing nights and supporting charities and sick collectives.

At the end of last month, it was Think Tanks First Birthday event at the Hyde Park Book Club. We anticipated a larger crowd so we set the basement up with deck chairs, cushions and rugs to help create a chilled out vibe. For this event, I pretty much had to create visuals from scratch, but it gave me chance to change my material and the way I approach my sets and it couldn’t have come out better!

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It was such a great turn out with such a HUUUGE line-up so big up to Padawan Sounds for putting us on. Catch the next Think Tank in October. In the meantime, catch Padawan Sounds with his Think Tanks Monthly Radio Show on Kmah.

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The next event I did was for the babes at Slut Drop on the 10th August. The gals keep on killing it with their line-ups and I was privileged enough to be a part of their night at Chunk recently to provide visuals. Apart from having to improvise and use a Playstation2 as a media player (it wouldn’t be in line with a DIY night otherwise, would it?) the night went off with a bang and all the acts full on killed it.

Want to know more about Slut Drop? Check them out here, they’re doing awesome things right now.

Truly blessed to have been asked to work with such lovey creative people.

Watch this space for more!

Oh dear!

Projects are currently on hold whilst I mourn the death of my HD. I had so much material on there from the last 10 years and I am currently working to restore it all. Hopefully, this won’t impact on newer ventures too much, but it will put existing ones on hold. I’ve bought two HDs now rather than just the one to avoid it happening again, but learn from my mistakes kids, back it all up!

• New Things To Come •

Currently working on a few personal projects and labours of love which I can’t wait to get out into the world. The sun is definitely helping with productivity and the need to produce. Keep an eye out for updates!

Update!

After a bit of a hiatus I am glad to be getting back in the studio! In the last month, I have had the pleasure of working along side some great artists and musicians but have not been able to get the time to post.

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Early March I teamed up with up and coming Artist La Rissa for live improvised visual set which kicked off a night of audio visual collaborations in celebration of the fairer sex in appreciation for International Womans’ day. La Rissas’ 80’s inspired synth pop beats enabled me to return to my earlier tape aesthetics to create a cohesive experience steeped in nostalgia which reminded me of how much fun can be had with the forgotten VHS.

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Photos courtesy of Connor Burrow (2018)

Catch her music here.

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This night just keeps getting better. The curation of this bi-monthly event gets ever stronger and more diverse as they go on and give me more to play with visually. Each time, the audience grabs the nearest cushion and buckles in to hear some of the best ambient music Yorkshire has to offer and I am grateful to be apart of the experience that keeps people coming back. Each time I prepare visuals but ultimately, it’s all off the cuff on the night, working with what the artists have to offer. I can’t wait to see where this night goes. Here are some photos from the night, but due to being busy with the visuals, I couldn’t get any more.

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Spinach kicks off the evening with an eclectic set
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Igloo end the evening with a powerful grime inspired set.