In the words of The Key Regimes, who performed songs from their debut EP at youbloomDublin, “education and community” are the aspects of youbloom’s mission that they relate with most. “There is never enough of either”, they stated.
How does youbloom provide this through youbloomDublin? Just ask the artists who performed.
[caption id="attachment_6815" align="alignnone" width="598"] The Key Regimes, who were "blown away with the quality of the bands playing over the weekend", relaxing before a set at youbloomDublin[/caption]
Community and Education Fostered at youbloomDublin
“Having a sense of community is extremely important for musicians”, Pixie Saytar, a three member band who played a set at 4 Dame Lane, stated. The ability to form a connection rather than a competition allows artists to “feel a part of something bigger”. Pixie Saytar believes a community atmosphere is “vital to growth as both an artist and a person”.To Pixie Saytar, the educational aspect of youbloom is also important in that it's about “sharing your expertise with others”, and meeting industry figures removes some of the big bad scariness.
[caption id="attachment_6813" align="alignnone" width="629"] Pixie Saytar striking a pose at youbloomDublin[/caption]
For others, such as Dandelion Tea, youbloom is about “building a community that supports artists” and learning from others in that community. They quoted Vaughan Williams who once said that “the composer must not shut himself up and think about art, he must live with his fellows and make his art an expression of the whole community.”
[caption id="attachment_6818" align="alignnone" width="317"] ELLYD, who returned to youbloomDublin this year as a solo artist, playing some tunes[/caption]
Successes and Takeaways From youbloomDublin2017
CARRON is hoping to make it to youbloomLA this year. The two sisters are thankful for the advantageous music industry contacts they made who can offer valuable tips for artists such as themselves. They also look forward to possibly "performing [with them] in the near future".Dandelion Tea also saw success in that they were “booked for another gig straight after.” Overall, many artists felt as though their performances were well received by a nice crowd. In the words of ELLYD, “it’s always a pleasure to play at youbloom!”