January 9, 2010
I haven’t blogged for a while so I thought it was about time to put finger to keyboard. That doesn’t quite have the same ring as “to put pen to paper” but you get the drift I’m sure. Anyhow, a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! What a strange time of year. I often have a sense of relief just to have made it through really. We’ve been playing some fun shows over the past week or two. We played at the Peats Ridge Festival on New Years Eve and almost burnt down the stage – quite literally almost set the stage on fire. Nick, our effervescent viola player, got a little eager and decided to light about 10 sparklers at once and then when he almost burnt his fingers, threw them into the photographers pit. It was very funny. The highlight of New Years for me was singing at the top of our voices to Stevie Wonder in the van all the way back to Sydney.
So my big New Years news is that I’m moving to London in a month’s time to embark on a new adventure. As Day Follows Night is being released by British record label Dramatico in March and I’ll be living in the UK until later in the year. The album will be released throughout Europe beginning with the UK, France and Germany. It’s very exciting for me, and an opportunity that I’ve been waiting for for a long time.
Sadly, the shows at the Laneway Festival will be my last shows in Australia for a little while. I’m really looking forward to the next few weeks and I’ll be complaining a little less about the heat I’m sure (considering I’ll be heading to a freezing cold London very soon).