Joyeux Noël, Bonne Année et Joyeux Paques! And while I’m at it for those of you who have had a birthday in the first quarter of the year Bonne Anniversaire!
Well, since I last magically appeared in your inbox, Pheebs and I have been in and out of the country 3 times and are going to do so again on Wednesday (4th of April). I haven’t emailed as I didn’t want to harass you all constantly, letting you all know every time we live it up and jet set across the Asia Pacific, but, on the other hand, I don’t want you to think we have spontaneously combusted or anything silly like that. So here I am, reporting that we are indeed alive and well, and that we have had a busy yet positive Summer!
First things first, we are heading to NZ on Wednesday for the second time to do a string of gigs in the North of the South Island. Nelson, Blenheim and Havelock we love you and are coming back! Details of the gigs are up on our website. A big thanks to Liz who is the wonder woman who puts this all together.
For those of you who are wondering if you should ever go to Norfolk Island the answer is most definitely yes! Pheebs and I haven’t had a greater gig than that. Beautiful spot, beautiful people and a great line up for last years Jazz Festival. We got to meet and play with some incredible musos who we have and continue to look up to, all the whilst, being on a stunning island surrounded by crystal clear water! Perfect!
We stuck out Tamworth for the full 10 or 11 or however many days it is this year. It hot, sweaty, crowded and slightly crazed, there is music everywhere both fantastic and awful, quiet, loud, obnoxious and sweet. Its not much of a sales pitch but I’m telling you, there is something about this combination of things that makes the Tamworth Festival great beyond words. We are hooked! Thanks to everyone who came to our shows, it was a pleasure to meet you all.
I feel a bit guilty… But I missed out emailing you all about the Kiama Jazz Festival, we fit it in between two cruise contracts and forethought escaped me. Anyway, if we have anything to say about it we will be back next year. It was great! Different to Tamworth in that it was intimate, a pleasant 27º, well organised and by the sea with green grass and trees stretching out as far as the eye can see. There were plenty of quality acts split over a 3 day festival. Nows thats a sales pitch. Hope to see you there next year!
We were camping with some old buddies of our this weekend, which was glorious, but on Sunday a cute little gig popped up so we went out to St Albans for the day. We playing at the Settlers Inn which was a classic old stone pub with a chimney and a spacious backyard area for everyone to sit, eat and drink. It was a nice little gig and it looks as though we might be playing there semi regularly. The next one could well be on the 22nd of April but keep your eyes on our website or email us to double check if you are interested.
That all folks. If you are ever looking for something fun to do at an event with 10 or more people, check out the game two rooms and a boom…