I made an appearance at the Culburra Beach Music Festival last Friday 11 May. It was the last gig for the In your Face East Coast tour and definitely the biggest and best. Sandwiched in between the awesome ‘Caravana Sun’ and my mates Ben and Mick with Southerly Change it was a hard spot to fill…but I think it went over well. People really didnt know me from a bar of soap so I pulled out the most eclectic set I could and by this stage of the tour I’d incorporated Live drums into the set with much success…it means running back and forth between the guitar and drums and needing 2 mic stands onstage…but I was able to insert some nice atmospherics in between songs. Pulled out old numbers like Egypt, Purple Patch and Hit it and had a guest djembe player in event organiser Damion Stirling help out there. Sharon Lee Twiss continues to grow as a singer/percussionist onstage with me as well and some of the comments afterwards were highly encouraging.
Im going to retire to my studio to write up new stuff and try to get my life back a bit…its been 2 months on the road and all the while still teaching in Mudgee…lots of kilometres travelled but hey I learnt heaps and played some unreal supports to Genevieve Chadwick / Southerly Change and Bryan Estepa.