Giacomo Smith, musician

Giacomo Smith

We started mentoring Kansas Smitty’s founder and band leader Giacomo Smith, in 2014. We helped him secure two-year support from the City Music Foundation, which led to the release of the Kansas Smitty House Band’s superb debut album and opening of their East London bar in 2015. From there we trained Giacomo to become one…

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Sheila Maurice Grey, musician

Sheila Maurice-Grey

Sheila Maurice-Grey is an award-winning London-based trumpeter and visual artist who trained at Goldsmiths and Trinity Laban. She’s also known as Ms MAURICE, leads KOKOROKO (an Afrobeat seven-piece) and is a core member of Nérija. We supported Sheila and KOKOROKO to sign a record deal with Gilles Peterson’s label, Brownswood. We connected Sheila to a…

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Cassie Kinoshi, musician

Cassie Kinoshi

Cassie Kinoshi is an award-winning London-based composer, arranger and alto saxophonist known for her work with jazz septet Nérija, Afrobeat band KOKOROKO and her own 10-piece ensemble, SEED. We supported Cassie’s negotiations with her label jazz re:freshed for the release of SEED’s first album, Driftglass, which led to Cassie’s 2019 Mercury Prize nomination. We connected…

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Huatulco Coastline

Block: Image

Welcome to image alignment! If you recognize this post, it is because these are blocks that have been converted from the classic Markup: Image Alignment post. The best way to demonstrate the ebb and flow of the various image positioning options is to nestle them snuggly among an ocean of words. Grab a paddle and…

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Brazil Beach

Block: Button

Button blocks are not semantically buttons, but links inside a styled div.  If you do not add a link, a link tag without an anchor will be used. Check to make sure that the text wraps correctly when the button has more than one line of text, and when it is extra long. Buttons have…

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Yachtsody in Blue

Block: Cover

The cover block lets you add text on top of images or videos. This blocktype has several alignment options, and you can also align or center the text inside the block. The background image can be fixed and you can change its opacity and add an overlay color. Make sure that the text wraps correctly…

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Boat Barco Texture

Block: Gallery

Gallery blocks have two settings: the number of columns, and whether or not images should be cropped. The default number of columns is three, and the maximum number of columns is eight. Below is a three column gallery at full width, with cropped images. Some more text for taking up space. A two column gallery,…

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Block: Columns

This page tests how the theme displays the columns block. The first block tests a two column block with paragraphs. This is the second column. It should align next to the first column. Reduce the browser window width to test the responsiveness. This is the second column block. It has 3 columns. Paragraph 2 is…

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Block: Quote

The quote block has two styles, regular: Gutenberg is more than an editor. The Gutenberg Team and large: Yes, it is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams, the most abundant and most marvelous liquor that has ever flowed to relieve the thirst of men! Johannes Gutenberg The quote blocks…

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Block category: Common

The Common category includes the following blocks: Paragraph, image, headings, list, gallery, quote, audio, cover, video. The paragraph block is the default block type.  It should not have any alignment of any kind. It should just flow like you would normally expect. Nothing fancy. Just straight up text, free flowing, with love. This paragraph is…

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