By Stuart Rhodes
The launch party of White Noise Recording and rehearsal studios took place in some style in a backstreet in Starbeck, Harrogate.
And who better to formally open the venue than local indie pop duo Pony and Trap?
Guitarist Tom Meyer and vocalist Sally Rafferty, who are Pony and Trap, recently left Harrogate and moved to London to study music and gain experience playing the London scene and that experience is paying off with a new maturity to their performance and overall sound.
There is a confidence and professionalism that only comes from hard work and playing live.
Playing in a small packed intimate room at the opening of White Noise Studios could be daunting to some young artists but Pony and Trap soaked up the atmosphere and played a stunning set worthy of any professional stage.
For a duo they pack a real wall of sound mixing guitar and computer effects with stunning vocals that makes you want to absorb the lyrics, especially on tracks such as John Green and KKKQUE.
With their debut single titled Time to Engage due for release on June 2 and the Marshall Award for best live performance at the National Music Student Awards 2013 as the opening line of the single says “I can only see blue skys” for the future of Pony and Trap.
Find out what the fuss is all about at www.weareponyandtrap.com/
PS Earlier in the evening, a young singer-songwriter called Georgia, I think, put on a terrific performance in the support act slot.