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More gigs plus an interview with RBM 

Got a big weekend coming up quick folks.
Along with the usual but no less fabulous gigs at The Bunker and 2773 - I've come across two other great opportunities.
First one - I'm heading up to Katoomba on Friday to have a chat with the groovy guys at Retro Rehash on 89.1FM from 4-5pm. I'll be answering a few questions about my music career so far - influences etc. As well as that - we'll have Eric Burdon on the air to answer some questions about his tour and music - and Kelly Haylen from MTNS MADE. So exciting to be a part of this! Definitely tune in and catch it if you can!
Second - bright and early this Sunday morning I'll be rockin up to Hotel Blue - one of the grooviest and most prolific music venues in the Mountains - for a breakfast blues gig from 8am-10am. Tickets are $20 which includes brekky and a generous helping of bluesy goodness.

Very fortunate to be in a community that has such a brilliant and lively music scene. Tops :)

Vivid Sydney 2016 

Ok wow! So, this year I've been asked by the lumino kinetic artist Roger Foley-FOGG to collaborate on an exhibition he's putting on at The Rocks for Vivid Sydney.
So honoured to be working with such an esteemed artist and such a great team of people.
Yesterday, we did some video recordings of a "wet show" - two incredibly talented lighting operators Rusty and John manipulated coloured blobs of water and paraffin on the surface of an overhead projector to produce some truly glorious and psychadelic effects - on me as a matter of fact, whilst I was playing a tune I've composed for the show.

Trippin' - photography by Roger Foley-FOGG


Rusty - photography by Roger Foley-FOGG


John - photography by Roger Foley-FOGG

Pretty cool!
Check it out on Vivid's website - http://www.vividsydney.com/event/light/lightshows60stonow

Busting out the Burny 

Been hitting the recording pretty hard this week.
A good friend of mine lent me his gorgeous Burny RFA-75 archtop which I've been putting to very good use on some of the jazz tracks.

Been tracking some vocals on the three original numbers too - first time singing on an album...a little nerve wrecking but hey!

Getting the ever talented Rob Weule in next week to record some percussion on two original songs too.
It's all coming together!

Hectic but happy  

Man. What a week!
Thursday playing at a ballet studio
Friday...dare I say THE best Bunker gig yet. Such an awesome gig, about half the tables outside were people I know, love and have a connection to just there to soak up the music. Met some new people moving to the Mountains too so hopefully made a few new friends. :)

Saturday was a 60th birthday party for a beautiful woman who I had met at The Bunker. An utterly amazing night...about 100 people there and by the end of the night a helluva lot were dancing a hole in the dancefloor. Enviable moves I'm telling ya. Such a wonderful family and a stellar gig with The Sherlocks (Rob Weule and Jeff Roorda).
Here we are just before the gig of a lifetime!

Theeeen off to 2773 in Glenbrook, for a cruisy Sunday luch gig playing to some truly wonderful people. There was a birthday of some very dear friends and both Bass Daddy ( Jeff) and I delighted in pumping out a particulartly raucous rendition of Happy Birthday
Tomorrow is the day of nursing calloused fingers then once more unto the breach!
Very thankful that at the end of every gig I have people in the audience that I can give a great big cuddle to!
Knock off work for hugs? Best job in the world

Friday Bunker times 

Geeeezzzzz, I'm a lucky guy. Just came home from an awesome gig at The Bunker playing to some friendly faces both new and familiar.
This evening was so much fun...about half of the tables there were people that both Bass Daddy and I consider to be superbly good friends.
Playing music for beautiful people complete with cuddels after. I love my job

Brekky blues and Bunker....and I've run out of B words 

Bright and early rise on Sunday...6am. Coffee coffee coffee then off to Hotel Blue for a loverly brekky blues gig for the Roaring 20's Festival And All That Jazz.
Chris, the owner informs me that he had a wedding group who partied hard the night before...oh and by the way they're all really good musos and one guy has played with Joe Bonamassa.
Ahem...no pressure.

So we set up and start playing as people begin trickling in looking remarkably fresh!
Great vibe and had a fantastic chat to a few of the listeners afterwards. Such lovely people and very supportive
Quick packup and off to The Bunker for a 12 pm start....twas niiiice and hot outside.

Thanks for the photo Fez

Very cruisy 5 hour gig... had a great time and by 5pm when we stopped my fingertips were a superb shade of plum. Can't be happier than that!

Saturday 2773 

Full house at 2773 with 5(!) birthdays! One helluva party. I gotta text from The Bunker at 11pm to ask if I can cover Sunday afternoon...two gigs in one day? Yes please.


Awesome weekend this one! Got three gigs lined up.
Friday night @ The Bunker - when Papa Groovemeister and I started playing there was this little girl dancing her heart out right in front of us! Just the best!

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