Welcome, take a look around!

Oh hey there! Welcome! Take a look around!

New Vid! 

It's kinda groovy living with another muso. Me and Jeremy both had a day off today so decided to trek a whole bunch of gear to the edge of a cliff in the Blue Mountains and film a lil jam session. Here's Honey Jar by The Wood Brothers - enjoy!

Jams with Jeremy 

So hey. Living with a fellow muso just opens up a whole new world of jams and pissing off the neighbours! Haha

Me and Jeremy got jiggy with an Owen Campbell number called Sunshine Road and gave it a whirl. Have a looksee. 

New songs!  

It's been a pretty hectic few weeks quite frankly! Having just finished 8 gigs last week my brain feels like mush BUT on the upside, I've whacked some new tunes up on Soundcloud for you lovely folks to have a listen. <3 

Bass Daddy and I went up to Shelter Studios in Katoomba the other week to record some live jams. All these are one take and are pretty honest. Big thanks to Myles Dobrowolski for recording and mixing the little tigers. 

Here's the link. Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/willem-roorda

Open Mic at the Mac Arms 

Getting some really interesting stuff happening in the Hawkesbury! The Macquarie Arms in Windsor has been awesome in wanting to get a really inclusive Open Mic night happening every second Thursday. Last week was the first bash we had there - me behind the sound desk and some really amazing talent getting up for a go! 

I had the chance to get up for a bash with Jeremy on the cajon - moving pictures by Bronson - one of the aforementioned talents, he shreds the geetar like a boss. Check it out! Next open mic is September 6th - registration starts at 6pm and acts start at 7... come for a bang!

New Soundcloud upload :) 

So my PC died. I had a mic setup to record and all of a sudden it started grinding and whirring out a really ugly C sharp whine to let me know in no uncertain terms that it was on the way out. Cue a new laptop and a combing though of all the files I had tucked away on the drive. It yielded some shocking recordings I'd done and also some gems thankfully haha. Here's one of said gems... a live recording of Come Together from a packed out Carrington Hotel at Oktoberfest last year. I gave it a rough mix and popped it on Soundcloud for you to have a geeze at. Enjoy! 

https://soundcloud.com/willem-roorda/come-together-carrington-sesh

Plenty more to come now I have a recording laptop that actually works ha! Stay tuned, stay warm, stay groovy!

Aunty Jack's 

Aunty Jack's went off like a frog in a sock! Big love to everyone that came for a boogie - special shout out to you Allegra Dunning ❤ and to the gorgeous Lona Logan-LoLo for taking a bunch of groovy shots - stay tuned folks... gonna have some pretty pics for you soon. 
Thanks Ben Stevenson for this little gem of a piccy. 

NEW VIDEO Retro Rehash you bloody legends!! 

So hey! This just happened!

Check out this bluesing original recorded in the fine establishment that is Retro Rehash 89.1fm! 

Big ups and special cuddles all the behind the scenes ninjas involved!

Sound by Jess McKenna, Kieran Barley and Tyson Fuzzman 
Mixing by Tyson Fuzzman 
Video by Aidan JG Photography, Jackson K Samuel and Patographics

Love and respect to you all for makin me sound and look pretty!

Stay tuned for more tasty tunes!

Katoomba goes OFF 

What an amazing Saturday just gone! 

The very first ever Katoomba Live and Local micro festival set the CBD of Katoomba awash with incredible music of every genre and age. What a total pleasure to be a part of such a ground breaking event, there was such a sense of excitement, community and passion for music and culture it made my heart sing! 

Big thanks to Aunty Jack's for hosting a bit of blues! And MASSIVE thanks to Meg Benson for organising it along with Chris Cannell and countless other valuable and passionate souls that put in a lot of time and effort to make this event the success that it was. 

Cheers Brad Diedrich and Brigitte Grant for the happy snaps too! 

New original vid 

It's heeere! I recently went to a workshop organised and run Meg Benson and Mountains Youth Services to learn a little more about this wild and wonderful music business as well as getting a photoshoot from the amazing Lona Logan from Inertia Photography. Oh! And this little video chestnut from the folks at KFM Media, Jackson and Tyson. There's a groovy micro festival coming up Katoomba Live and Local on the 7th of April run by Meg as well - check it out! 

http://www.katoombaliveandlocal.com.au/ 

I'll be playing as a part of the festival at Aunty Jack's from 3:40pm.

This is a new original I wrote about self preservation from the folks that push and pull and play you. Hope you enjoy Draw The Line!

Things to come... 

Saturday. Oh Saturday! 

Hotel Blue was happening 3 days ago! That beautiful room was packed with so many wonderful people I was quite overwhelmed. Bass Daddy, Frank Corby and I all bluesed up the joint something fierce... and the best thing? Bailey from KFM media recorded THE WHOLE THING!! Stay tuned my lovelies, some groovy moving pictures are in the pipeline!

To give you a bit of a taste -  here's a bit of Bailey's work from last Hotel Blue gig.... enjoy!

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