I first met Tracy Ginn at the Phoenix Cultural Centre earlier in the year. She’s a singer and was performing solo to backing tracks.
On one visit to the Phoenix, she asked me to accompany her on guitar, and gave me a few song sheets with chords on. I agreed and we performed ‘Smooth Operator’ ( the Sade song). She also gave me the chords for Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ – a song I’d obviously heard before but never attempted to play. We performed this together the next time I was at the Phoenix.
I think Tracy would agree that she was a little lacking in confidence when performing to start with, but I recognised that she had quite a good voice.
So after the summer we started practising together on an occasional basis – with the idea that I would back her at the Phoenix, and other open mic nights.
So far our bunch of songs is small:
- Smooth Operator
- Someone Like You
- Price Tag
We’ll hopefully be growing our set list over time.