It's been a long time between posts. Where has the year gone?
Lady Ellie is growing. She's balancing and standing and will be walking by the time her 1st birthday comes around. What an amazing and epic journey it's been so far. Motherhood is HARD! Yikes!
Lots of new and exciting things happening for 2016. 'House on Four Wheels' has received some amazing feedback and I'm looking at taking the songs on the road in 2016 with tour preparations and plans underway for April to September next year. With some house concert and venue dates already confirmed and I just got off the phone with the musical director of Mt Beauty Music Festival in Victoria and looks like I'm in woohoo!!! Next years tour will take me to the well trodden path of the north coast of NSW and QLD. I'm also heading over to ACT and VIC and then out west. I hope I survive next year! I'm feeling tired even as I type these words: )
|Leura Markets, Nov 2015|
Bill, an 85 year old chap came into the project with such enthusiasm and quirkiness. We had him in the studio to lay down a piano part for Yellow submarine and Somewhere over the Rainbow. He then went on to play some old standard pieces off the top of his head, warts and all, Stewart recorded them. Upon listening back to them, Bill had tears coming from his eyes. I would love to know what was going on inside his head, what memory was triggered with that piece - 85 years is a lot of life, loss, happiness. Music is a healer.
|Numbulwar School songwriting classes|
I've been so flat out with baby stuff, rehearsing, performing, writing, that I have no time for any other creative outlet at this stage. However I caught up with a friend whose baby, Astrid, is a day older than Ellie, they were born in the same hospital and we went to the same hospital classes. We decided we were going to make felt dinosaurs for our kiddies. Lets just say they were cute, but mine was a touch dodgy as usual.
UPCOMING GIGS FOR 2015
Sunday 8 November - Foragers Market, Bulli 9.30 am - Solo
Sunday 15 November - Western Fringe, Blackheath (inbox for address details)
Friday 20 November - Rhodo Festival, Composers Night, Blackheath $15 - duo
Wednesday 25 November - Yarramundi Music Club, Richmond - duo
Sunday 6 December - Leura Markets, 10 am - solo
Saturday 12 December - Neil Fest, Hotel Gearin, Katoomba - duo
Sunday 27 December - Hotel Blue, Katoomba 1 pm - duo
|SNEZ @ Reclaim the Night, Wollongong 2015|