Margriet and I will be in Edinburgh in August, hosted by a good friend of mine. We’re taking along our instruments, so we can do some busking, on the fringes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
We did consider the fringe festival busking opportunities, but soon realised our music would be drowned out by all the hustle and bustle on the Royal Mile. Instead we hope to find a listening audience in quieter parts of town, and maybe sell some CDs.
We’ll also be sampling some of what the fringe festival has to offer, and map out a strategy for participating in the festival next year, possibly on a shared bill with some singer-songwriter friends.
Margriet and I spent the evening trawling the Edinburgh Fringe website for Venues where our music might find an appreciative, listening audience. Sent an email to the programmer for one venue. Watch this space …
The environment, climate and weather inevitably have an impact on us on us all. We need each another to “weather well”.
Inspired by a newspaper article about young men caught up in conspiracy theories and the like. From the girlfriend’s perspective.
This song was inspired by a photographic project with nomadic tribes. As their world gets smaller and smaller, the knowledge of how to survive often challenging terrain, passed down from generation to generation, is getting lost, making us all poorer as a result.
About my music teacher at a convent school. She was one of the nuns and the pupils had given her the nickname, “The Dragon”. She had a fierceness about her that warned everyone to keep their distance. Scary stuff. I think she was very unhappy, and not in her element teaching kids. Many years later, when I was inspired to write a song with dragon in the title, she came to mind.
This is us at the head of the queue for the open mic at the Taxi Road Rally in Los Angeles on Saturday, 7 November 2015. Later that evening Jack performed a ukulele solo, Al a guitar solo with effects, Laura a song with piano accompaniment, and Margriet and I sang “This is for you”, with ukulele, recorder and vocals.
We’ll be performing at the Rotown open mic on Wednesday, 8 July.
A follow-up to our appearance at the very first Rotown open mic at the end of May.
What a privilege!
Two Doors Down will be performing in a joint concert at Werklicht in Rotterdam on Saturday 30 May.
Come and hear the guys from TeeBee Brown bring something extra to 3 of our standards (Weather well, I met the dragon and Mr Spitz), spicing up our set.
For our part, we’ll be adding sweet harmonies to a few of their standards too. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/Werklicht#!/events/786354778108056/