Kings rock down the house at Bob Marley Festival

The Bob Marley Festival in Kandos this year was the first time for two oof oour new drummers…Jasper Miller and Hamish Fittler made their first ever public appearances and though a tad nervous had no problems fitting in.

The festival was moved at the last minute to indoors and this ensured a huge sound which really got the audience going and we got an amazing reaction

Some pics and a youtube video which Jacob put up are here

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Honey CD and clip

The Honey EP Valentines Day is finally out …after almost 2 years   but its worth it

Sounds looks and feels great and weve been playing to support it…also check out the great clip for it

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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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