I have returned to my substantive position, working 7 days a fortnight, at Alstonville High School as one of the two music teachers. And I must say that I am enjoying being back at work very much! It's certainly challenging, but also very rewarding!
Our first Rous Unplugged for the year will be taking place this evening at Rous Mill Hall. It's a great looking line-up and, no doubt, will be an awesome night! If you haven't yet come out and seen what all the fuss is about, definitely make the effort this year - it's a fantastic evening's entertainment - all for the low,low price of $5 per adult! Noice!
My duo, The Bucket List, is still hard at work, rehearsing as often as we can to start gigging around the North Coast of NSW and the Gold Coast. It's all about playing tricky songs well and our quirky repertoire is looking fantastic - including not normally seen songs like "I Was Made for Loving You" by Kiss, "Whip It" by Devo, "Go Your Own Way"by Fleetwood Mac and Supertramp's "Breakfast in America". The whole emphasis is upon unusual songs played well ... and our awesome setlist continues to grow! We'll have 30 songs ibn the next couple of months. The Bucket List will be performing this evening at Rous Unplugged and our first Full Set performance will be at the Ballina Markets on Sunday, 17 March. If you can make it down, please join us!
My choirs, Awesome Voices and Men Wot Sing have kicked off for the year as well, and we're already well into preparing some performance repertoire for the year. Awesome Voices has been offered a gig on May 11, as part of a Mothers Day festival ... I still need to talk to the folks about that one, and see if they're up for it! Men Wot Sing continues to be a fantastic fun ride with a bunch of silly lads ... and we're always on the hunt for more blokes ... if you can sing and like a good laugh, come along! We rehearse in Building A of Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast, just next to Coolie Airport.
The exciting news for the moment is that I have spoken to another sound engineer - my previous sound guy is not recording at the moment - and I'm just about to embark upon recording my next album! Woohoo! Can't wait to get back into the studio! I would record all day, every day if I had the opportunity!
Anyway, great to catch up! I'm looking forward to tonight's Rous Unplugged! Might see you there! Come and say G'day if you do come along!!