Rehearsal with Nadene and Steve

Tonight Steve, Nadene and I had a fantastic play through of our set for Monday night at the TRS launch, with violin and viola. We played together for the first time at The Sando and it was a great combination. Now, with a good idea about how to approach each song, it will be a real treat to do the gig together on Monday.

Nadene gave Steve and I a sneak preview of her new album which we were blown away by. When it is all ready, she will be launching it, so as soon as I know I’ll post the details. It is amazing and really inspiring, so I can’t wait!

Yesterday we rehearsed for the Chronic Ills of Robert Zimmerman with Simon Rippingale on his guitar and it really transformed the scenes with rhythm and feels, and it gave us all so many new ideas, so we are all on a high with the way it is coming together.

We had a photo shoot for the play today, and it was really fun to get kitted out and duck down the alley next to the Old Fitzroy Theatre. Dan was really happy with the shots of Lenni and I, so we are all looking forward to seeing the them and also what he does with them as far as the images for the poster and program shots.

I hope you don’t mind me sharing a few photos and images I’ve taken in the last few days. Here’s a few…

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This coming week and Time to be Free with Bass and Djembe

Well, tomorrow I have a gig at The Macquarie Uni in Epping. It is always great playing there in the social club and I’m looking forward to playing my songs.

Just a reminder that The Tamarama Rock Surfers Launch is on Monday night at the Oxford Arts Factory on Oxford Street, Darlinghurst. My band is playing from 7 til 8 so it’s an early start. After the launch speeches their are heaps of other bands including Fergus Brown with Holly and also giveaways and comps . It should be really fun and only a gold coin donation to get in.

On Tuesday night I am also playing early from 7:30 til 8:15 at The Unity Hotel in Balmain for Popstuds, so if you are about, come in for a drink and listen. Thanks to Simon Morel for inviting me to that one.

Fun, and best wishes to you. P.S.  Little Creatures is not on, as it is Good Friday on the 10th of April, but Mister and Sunbird are having a house concert during that day instead, which should be great. If you are interesed in coming, just contact me and I’ll send you through the address…it’s in Perth.

Here is Time to be Free with Bass and Djembe, which I added over the last few nights.



Time to be Free

This song, Time to be Free,  I recorded tonight at The Bondi Beach Pavilion, along with the following ones that I have just posted. It was a fun session, and I hope you like these versions.


Time to be Free 

Time to be Free

words/music Matt Ralph (c) 2009

Doin’ Fine

This one from tonight’s recording session at the Bondi Beach Pavilion is called Doin’Fine. 


Doin’ Fine 

Doin’ Fine

words/music Matt Ralph (c) 2009