You'll have to forgive me for opening on such a deep note but the more I think of the title of our new album the more I think it's very appropriate for where Roholio is right now. For some time it felt like it was just me throwing songs at a wall a dreaming there was someone on the other side listening through and now all of a sudden there's a big audience on the other side and we're breaking through... oh man I can't even write a blog post without lapsing into a rhyming scheme...
The point is Roholio has come a very long way in just the space of a year and this album - which at first I admit was just going to be another collection of emotions I couldn't keep bottled up any longer - is really going to mean something. It's going to mark a year as a duo and the promise of what's to come and so with that in mind Mike and I have decided 'Geography', and you, deserve more than eight tracks... therefore we will now be working towards recording a whopping fifteen (we're about 6 in...). The time is right, you've all given us so much and we'd like to give you an album that truly delivers on every level :-)
Phew now I'll take a step back and inject some silly into this post by telling you what we did last week. We should've been practicing - well we sort of were - but Instow got the better of us. So what did we do? Went paddling, had a barbecue and practiced on the beach of course! No doubt some of you have seen our beach pictures (see above) and videos on youtube and I hope that you are as impressed as I that I could hold a song and strike a pose whilst under the influence of Strongbow! I even dragged half a punt from one end of the beach to the other in an attempt to fashion a rustic couch by the fire! My arms have been hanging off all week, frankly I'm amazed I could even lift the Mandolin after that!
We've been talking lots about where we'd like Roholio to go and as always I aim for the moon and leave Mike to figure out how we'll get there (probably in his van) but the addition of agents and our lovely spouses has made it all the easier to dream big. There is a humongous amount in the pipeline for us and July is looking pretty chock-a-block with tour dates so do keep checking the 'upcoming dates' section, and of course the blog whenever you need a pick-me-up :-) I'm told I can be funny...
Love to you all for showing us so much support, as I always say, non of this is possible without you guys out there so take care and we shall see you soon!