In rockstar news...
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...is doing swimmingly. We had our Vic & NSW album launches last week. The Melbourne one was amazing - so so much fun! Over 200 people in the room - a sea of faces as far as I could see. And they were screaming at us. And dancing! I felt so much love and warmth in the room.
We had a guest violinist who was awesome, she really helped lift some of the songs to a new place. Unfortunately a few technical hitches occurred... our guitarist had to sit out a song while the fuse in his amp was fixed. I had to ditch one of the oscillators on my vintage analogue synth as it decided to de-tune itself and wouldn't go back in. Not the best gig we've played in the technical sense, but the vibe was amazing and we put everything into it.
The Sydney show brought us back down to earth with a thud. From the beginning Murphy's Law prevailed, causing delayed flights, a lost keyboard stand, the state of origin final being played at the same time as we were on (apparently the equivalent of the AFL grand final in NSW) resulting in a rather lower turnout than we'd hoped, our chief roadie having gastro, one of the support acts picking a huge fight with me and the venue... Yes it wasn't the greatest of gigs. Mind you we played pretty well considering! And props to Virgin Blue for getting the lost keyboard stand to the venue 10 mins before we went onstage. But regardless, we had fun and I'm glad we went.
Oh yeah. The album is onsale here if you are interested.
...is absolutely kicking butt!! I'm loving loving loving it!! I couldn't have found 8 better people to join me in musical mayhem - so much enthusiasm, talent and love - already!
We have a huge list of songs developed in such a short space of time... maybe 2-3 months?? And some really fantastic songs in there, not just rubbish. I get to do heaps of singing, playing percussion, guitar, and *gasp* drums!! As well as the usual keyboards. Recently I went shopping for a keyboard case and came home with a digital drumkit so I can practise and feel like Laine from the Gilmore Girls. Righteous!!!!
We are booked in to record a demo in a couple of weeks and have our first 3 gigs booked - two of them next week. I can't can't wait!!!! If you want to check it out you could go here. YAY!!!!!
See? I told you happy joy-joy!