Geography has landed.
What a week, and we're only on Thursday! I realise normally I write my blog posts on Sundays but so much is going on it felt necessary to give you a quick update mid-way. We're looking at getting a downloadable copy, as well as a method of buying the CD, of Geography on the website asap however we're a bit busy at the weekend so it might take a couple weeks - more on that later!
Last night went really well despite a bad case of the nerves before hand due to an underlining fear that I would in fact be playing to no one. No, you all showed up in your dozens and reassured me that I did infact have a gig on my hands! Kiera was brilliant, absolutely brilliant and as I've said repeatedly since - I only heard her support set through the wall and I was still blown away. Stunning voice, simply put, the kind of music you can get lost in. It was an absolute privaledge to play and sing with Kiera and a dream come true to have her use Cello on some of my more treasured tunes. Nev also did a fantastic job at being my session guitarist - his first ever gig as well! Incredible. I was in the company of troopers right the way through and I could not of had a more special night. I've had lots of comments on how many instruments I played which is good, I was aiming for that ;P I do this thing when I have a big gig where I pretty much bring every instrument I can and perform at least one song on it. Unforunately that leaves me quetionning, how on earth will I up that next time? I have a plan though....
What were the backstage antics I hear you cry? Well I visited the bathroom numerous times I can tell you that! Recited the lyrics to solsbury hill at rap-speed continually, took selfies for facebook and sang the entirety (complete with silly voices) of "Going through the motions" from the Buffy Musical. Come on, you'd expect no less from me ;)
So I'm on the come down, or rather I should be but instead I'm prepping for Saturday when I'm being whisked away to support Boo Hewerdine in Bristol Folk House. I was originally going to take one instrument but I have been persuaded that maybe I should do a roholio trick and take two so look out Bristol, you're getting the banjo treatment!
If all of that wasn't enough I also have some exciting news regarding my new guitar. After months of anticipating it's arrival my Brook baby is finally ready for collection. Pictures of my happy face with it to follow!
So there you have it! All is busy in the holio-verse (as I like to call it) and I'm looking forward to letting you know how my trip to Brizzle goes.
Thank you again for everyone who came and showed their support for local music last night.