Gigs gigs and more gigs

After a quiet few months there has been a flurry of activity…hopefully the Honey CD will be out soon and there are a lot of gigs in the pipeline…recently did 4 gigs in 2 weeks at Roths Wine Bar

SAT 30 AUGUST SOLO AND w ‘HONEY’ @ ROTHS WINE BAR MUDGEE

FRI 19/SAT 20/SUN 21 SEPTEMBER w ‘HONEY‘ @ TURNING WAVE FESTIVAL YASS

SAT 27 SEPTEMBER w ‘KINGS OF CONGO CONGO‘ @ FLAVOURS OF MUDGEE

SAT 4 OCTOBER w ‘HONEY’ @ GULGONG FOLK FESTIVAL MINI FEST

SUN 5 OCTOBER PRIVATE FUNCTION

FRI 24 OCTOBER w ‘HONEY’ @ ROTHS WINE BAR MUDGEE

SAT 8 NOVEMBER w ‘HONEY’ @ ROTHS WINE BAR MUDGEE

SAT 27/SUN 28 DECEMBER w HONEY @ GULGONG FOLK FESTIVAL

live roths wine bar june 2014

live roths wine bar june 2014

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Kings of Congo Congo new look

After a flash of inspiration from fellow musician Glenn Van Reason in Mudgee I took the Kings of Congo Congo in a different direction

Now we play with 3 snares and 3 toms…all standing. The rhythms are more structured and slightly more military in nature. IT will take a loot of work to pull pieces together but the initial ideas are fascinating and exciting

 

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New Tuition digs at Church

After much toing and froing over the last half year we are safely ensconced in a new music tuition studio operating out of the Uniting Church Mudgee. Its located on Mortimer St opposite Woolworths and it has been home to over 30 students since the start of March.

Its a fantastic cool iconic space with lots of great ambience, sandstone and stained glass with some awesome acoustics and most importantly no noise restrictions which proved to be the most limiiting thing at the last studio on Lewis St.

Uniting Church Mudgee

Uniting Church Mudgee

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Trilogy at Wine Bar

Its all finished now and up online. I am happy and exhausted. This all came quite out of the blue at the same time I was approached to do a play locally with a cameo role as a lord in Pride and Prejudice

The guts of the films were they are scripted to the songs by Coolios Gangstas Paradise and See you when you get there and Eminems Stan

Music was a combination of Playing and singing the choruses live out the back at Roths Wine Bar and then doing some soundtrack adaptions and backing. What I didnt realise was I would be playing a leading role in some of them as well

Editing sound, tracking took place over a series of late nights squashed between rehearsals and performances of the play and everyone was getting minimal sleep

Thanks to Sam Paine/Ben Lynch at Mudgee Picture Company and all the other cast and crew I worked with…very happy with the results…check them here

 

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Richard to appear in and play in Mudgee Short Film

Quite out of the blue I was contacted by Sam Paine from Mudgee who is fairly elevated in the arts scene and assistant editor of the Mudgee Guardian to help out with a trilogy of short films being put together in Mudgee by the Mudgee Picture Company who operate under the wing of Mudgee Underground and Mudgee Arts Council

The musician they had planned Kyle Manning couldn’t make it as he was tied up in rehearsals for the Tamworth Music Festival

The 3 songs for the 3 films were all vastly different to what I am used to…

Coolios Gangsta Paradise and When you get there and Eminem/Dido Stan

There have been 2 filming sessions to date at Roths Wine Bar going till all hours of the night and the sound is fantastic….cant wait to see and hear finished product.. I wont give away too much but here is a teaser and some pics

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Gulgong Folk Festival wrap

Hey everyone

The Gulgong Folk Festival is now over for another year and while I am very flattered and satisfied by the outcome and messages of congratulations I am absolutely exhausted and don’t really want to know too much about it at present. I’m on holiday down the South Coast till late Jan and am trying to catch my breath from what is a year long job and this last year in particular has been very trying with funding cutbacks and the task of making a festival totally free as well. I’ll weigh up my options as the year progresses.

For now go to the festival facebook page and read some of the posts…their is a fantastic blog review here and now here are some pictures

 

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Gulgong Folk Festival time

Its that time of year Gulgong Folk Festival time, when every thing gets a bit crazy for me. A whole years planning goes into this and I have to get my head round production/venues/fundraising/artist line up/govt departments/council and local business …not to mention the whole publicity shebang…artwork/press releases/interviews

Its a never ending story but greatly satisfying….

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Timber and Steel have been a great supporter of myself and the festival for 3 years now and every time I see their posts on me they give me a chill up the spine

Fig Jam and myself are playing during the festival  for no fee to help with the new TOTALLY FREE structure.

It will be fantastic to catch up and celebrate music with all the crew from the last 3 years…hopefully it wont be as hot as last year

Daniel Champagne, Melanie Horsnell, Caitlin Harnett, Southerly Change, Cletis Carr, Matt Southon, Big Erle and Allan Caswell will all be here plus a host of other local performers and mates plus some international acts

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