Gummy Stumps

Video: 'Succulent' performed at Giff Gaff

26 September 2015

26 September 2015

  • Palace Green Pavilion, Berwick upon Tweed

3 strung guitar, biscuit tins and a two pronged vocal delivery that can vary from straight narrative spoken-word to more verse/chorus song-orientated lyrics, or using the vocals as an extra instrument. Both sets of lyrics to a piece are usually interpretations of each other, interchangeable, and can come across like two different songs at times… a counterpoint attack that creates new dimensions. Gummy Stumps are Colin Stewart, Rob Alexander, Rob Churm.

Mostly known as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, ‘giff-gaff’ is a word from old Brythonic Northumberland-language, meaning “give and take, either in talking or in a helpful way of mutual assistance”. In this events series curated by CIRCA Projects, local and non-local narratives will be dispelled through written and spoken word, and explorations of recorded documents which corroborate or through into question the certainty of Berwick upon Tweed. Through local story-telling; disjointed narratives unravel.

26 September 2015

  • Palace Green Pavilion, Berwick upon Tweed