This month has seen me working with some amazing people. Starting out with a most inspirational and educational weekend playing support spot for the one and only Jojo Smith, whose performances at both Tracey Roberts' 'Dome' and the Dine Divine blew me away. I'm sure those of you who joined us would agree that there was definitely something very special about those nights. To all who joined, thanks so much for coming along. It meant so much to both of us to see you all come out on what was a chilly weekend to share the love and music and good vibes. And witnessing our coincidental electrical freak out during the same song on both nights...Freaky!!!
I also had the great honour of hosting two great friends and comrades, Singer/Songwriter Megan Barnard and record producer/engineer/musicianKalju Tonuma, who so kindly offered their brilliant expertise and production/songcraft knowledge and skills over what was such a fantastic weekend of recording and 'work shopping' some new material. The results are far beyond my expectations and we plan to release the sessions very soon.
A thousand thank yous to you guys for being such amazing friends and giving souls!
Coming up though, as though that wasn't enough for an entire years worth of gratitude, I have the great honour of sharing the stage with one of the hills' favourite and most acclaimed Songwriters, (also such a wonderful human being) Cathy Dobson,
Cathy and I will be performing a set of our songs each this Saturday the 28th May at The Upwey RSL. I am absolutely stoked about that one too.
Thank you guys. Your support really does mean the world to me. Especially given the current climate we are part of. As the world spins seemingly ever more out of our control and into the hands of those who would see us live in a place devoid of all spiritual nourishment and substance, us musicians, artists and supporters of our creative communities need to stick together. It's getting harder and harder to drag people up off the couch and away from their screens for long enough to come along and be involved in some real life activity. Live music is still one of the most sure ways of being entertained, inspired, surprised and emotionally moved out there in the 'real world'. Whether its with us or any other artist you enjoy, come and be part of it. Not because it's "a tough and struggling industry," not because "musicians are poor and need your support" (though these statements are not untrue in some cases). Come and join us because it's awesome and you are bound to discover something new that challenges you and makes you feel something. Anything!