"Cloud Classics" with Andrew Hodges

Cloud Classics is curated & presented by Andrew.  The Cloud Ensemble perform music from across time all with our distinct 'Cloud twist'.  So stick your earbuds in and then either start your run, get the ironing board out, start chopping the veg or just put your feet up and start listening to some beautiful music.

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In this programme, as well as playing music from The Cloud Ensemble,  Andrew discusses how musicians have been affected so badly by Brexit.  Gigs have just dried up in the EU. Elton John’s message to government is just being ignored. Bands of all sizes can’t tour anywhere near as easily as they could. Young musicians across Gloucestershire can’t afford to go. The huge volume of paperwork is just too much to handle. The extra hassle at airports and ferry ports is more than stressful.

The current government has been unable to reach agreement with the EU despite the effect this will have on tax revenues from a multi-billion euro industry. Elton John’s appeal to negotiators has failed to have the impact we hoped for.  The effect is a huge lost opportunity for young local musicians who aren’t going to benefit from the ‘leg-up’ touring in the EU has provided to the aspiring and talented as it has done in the past.

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