I started writing a weekly post for Gabucci on music events and comedy etc around Bath a month ago, and it’s getting lots of likes and customers seem to enjoy and appreciate it.
Sometimes I link to products for sale subtly and sometimes less so but what really seems to matter is connecting to the customers and giving them some pleasure.
It’s not really about the clothes, it’s about showing we value them taking an interest in the shop. And letting them know what else is going on is becoming just part of the service.
Everything we do on the site, from the videos we add to the blog posts, whether serious or fun, it brings customers in and forms part of the ongoing conversation in store.
It started because we wanted to make Instagram a little more interesting than just showing stock but in reality, it fits with Google’s latest core upgrade in that it helps differentiate the business and strengthens customer relations, and encourages them back online every week.
This is Jazz week though there’s lots beside Jazz
It’s Jazz Weekend, In Bath And Brum, Plus Rock, Comedy And Classical Too.
Friday at the Forum, here in Bath has the amazing Madeleine Peyroux performing. Truly one of the great female jazz vocalists and this is not to be missed. If you can get a ticket, do! 7.30 Sept 30th. Link to ticketline here
Bath Box Office has no more info which is surprising but if you love her voice, what more do you need to know!
By the way, Bath Box Office has lots on Julian Clary and David Roberts, who are both at the Guildhall on Saturday. Part of the Bath Children’s Literature Festival they are ‘The Bolds Go Green’ and give a very amusing take on their bid to save the planet. Again it will be great. Click here for tickets and more.
And I know we’ve mentioned this before but Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited is in Bath on Wednesday at the Forum. If you love early Genesis and want to be taken back in time, this is a must see. The tour, 31 dates, has pretty much been a sell out and had fantastic reviews. Again grab a ticket if you can!
While the Bath Children’s Literature Festival is on, I’m going to unashamedly plug events you will enjoy. Richard Ayoade (Travel Man and much more) and illustrator Tor Freeman are talking about the Book That No One Wanted to Read at the Guildhall on Sunday. It’s on from 4.30 and well worth catching.
Coming back to The Forum, on Thursday we have a classical recommendation. Benjamin Grosvenor performs Mendelssohn’s first Piano Concerto with Bath Philharmonia
“Mr Grosvenor makes you sigh with joy and commands the stage with aristocratic ease” The New York Times
The performance also includes pieces by Stravinsky and Beethoven, Jonathon Dove and a romantic overture by Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny.
Back to blues, country and rock, Samantha Fish is playing Bath at Komedia on the 27th. Mentioning this a little early as she is great but also this is the rescheduled performance from January so if you had tickets, make sure you find them and get down.
And finally to Brum and back to Jazz. It’s a little way but well worth the journey, a favourite venue is The Royal Birmingham Conservatiore and on the 6th, The Jazz Club presents renowned improvising saxophonist Paul Dunmall with guitarist John Etheridge, bass player Fred Baker and drummer Asaf Sirkis. This should be superb and if you can catch Madeleine Peyroux and Paul Dunmall in the same week, that’s one serious Jazz Week!