'Kitchen Up Busk'
2020 has given us a lot of challenges, from dealing with illness and lockdown to whole industries failing under the weight of financial instability.
Times have been tough for most of us with many struggling with the loneliness of being cut off from friends and family.
Seeing the need for a distraction, Wayward Sons front man Toby Jepson took to the ‘stage' in his own kitchen every Thursday evening during the lockdown to perform hits from his long illustrious career in sessions he called ‘The Kitchen Busker' live stream.
With a plethora of Little Angels tracks to choose from as well as songs from his latest band Wayward Sons, Toby helped to rock his thousands of fans both new and old via his Facebook and Instagram live stream.
Fans were treated to acoustic renditions of Little Angel’s classics like ‘Don’t Pray For Me', ‘Boneyard' and ‘Young Gods' with Toby having to relearn many of the tracks.
Helped along the way by his old friend and Dave Kemp who also worked with Little Angels as part of The Big Bad Horns as well as featuring Toby's daughter Madeline Grace, the sessions were a truly family affair. Bringing live performance back in to people’s lives, albeit digitally.
The fun didn’t stop with the end of the live streams. Toby along with help from his family and friends from the music world took the phone recordings and created the epic double CD album ‘Kitchen Up Busk', a play on the Little Angels song ‘Kicking Up Dust'.
The CD, sold directly through Toby's website www.tobyjepsonofficial.com in limited numbers features over 32 glorious tracks, edited by Toby and mastered by Simon Francis.
The clever ‘Backwards' clock artwork (pictured) was created by Jon Morter and gives a nod to the back to front video on the streams.
All in all this is a triumph from start to finish, this album will, without a doubt, be loved by the community that was brought together by a Toby and his love of great music.
You can check out Toby on Facebook and Instagram as well as showing your support on Patreon.