e-Poster for Basement gig this Monday night (22nd June)

Also on the night is a great singer/songwriter Nick Latta with his 6 piece band and The Scarletts in a trio form. 

For our set we have Jacob Cook on drums, Si will be on double bass and guitar, Lenni will be singing BV’s for me, Steve on violin and Nadene Pita on viola. 
Details are that it is this Monday night (22nd of June) at The Basement. 
The address is 29 Reiby Place, Circular Quay. 
Doors open 7:30
The Scarletts on at around 8pm, us at around 9pm and then Nick Latta and his band later. 
Tixs are $12 at the door or through moshtixs. Here is the link to the booking page 
Here is an e-poster for The Basement gig this Monday.
It would be great if you could drag it off and help  spread the word.
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Up to You

Here is Si and Lenni playing with me on Up to You. We recorded it recently at my place. Hope you like it.image_0021
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Rehearsals for the Basement gig on Monday

Had a great practice with Si the other night, and we worked out what songs we want to play. Si is going to join me just on guitar to begin with, which we’ve never done before, and then we’ll build the band up. We’re looking forward to it! Tomorrow Nadene, Steve and I are working out the string parts for the songs and then hopefully we’ll get all together on the weekend. Kitch from The Scarletts has sent me through a Facebook invite for it, which will be good to pass on, but I’ll create my own for my own friends too. If you would like to be invited to any events and I do not have your contact, just shoot me through an email using the contact page on my site.
I have been quite busy with a few other areas of music this week, sending in an application form to sit my grade 7 AMEB exam on classical guitar, and also updating my Under the Treehouse recordings, now that I have them mastered. The play list on the right of the page are all updated, not that you will probably notice, but they are a bit better EQ’d.
p.s. I’ve posted a few more photos on the right column and here a few more…p08-06-09_162402
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Perth in June

It was a really great night on Friday at the Little Creatures Loft Bar. The Kirben played first. They are a combination of Kirsty and Ben and really set an upbeat mood, with their excellent rhythm section and brass. Their set was really well received and their were quite a few people in the Loft Bar. I caught up with my friends Claudia and Marina, who I haven’t seen for about 12 years and also Phil Bebb, so it was great to see them.
My set was quite a bit different to Kirben, but the audience were very kind and were happy to embrace a change of mood. Scottie (Mister) joined me for quite a few of my numbers and then I joined him for his set. Usually Dave (Sunbird) and Mister appear together but Dave was on a surfing trip so Friday night was a bit different to their usual set but changes always have something to offer and it all was cranking and a mix of sounds and instruments with Jay having a new bass rig, and Scottie on his banjo and guitar. Scottie broke a string so he used my guitar, which gave me a chance to have a listen from out the front, and have a drink with Jen Kean, who I’d seen on the other side of the country the night before. I would have liked to stay on, and catch up on a few drinks, but I was driving up to Kalamunda so that was it. Just been having a relaxing time in the hills since then and learning all the tree and plant names and rocks that I have seen everyday, but realized I did not know their names. I head back to Sydney tomorrow to start rehearsing for the Basement gig in a few weeks.