Last Thursday night, although my gig at Red Bennies got cancelled I ended up playing at Druids cafe! Druids is a little cafe on Swanston Street opposite RMIT. It is tiny and there was only really people from uni in the cafe but the atmosphere was sweet! It was really late notice but Trevor, one of the teachers was able to get me a left handed guitar. He went to Cranbourne music to buy one, then returned it the next morning! I was so grateful. I played three songs, two covers and an original.
The weekly night at Druids is ran by the students in the performance class so I was lucky enough to get another chance to play there next week on the 11th of October! I will be doing this show solo as it is only a twenty or so minute set. I will probably perform my original as well as some new covers I am thinking or doing!
In other news, in December I will be participating in the Melbourne Fresh Industry Showcase’s at Revolver Upstairs! One of the bookers there posted on the wall of my Facebook page and gave me a call. I will be writing a few more originals for that gig when uni finishes so I will try to keep you updated!
I will leave you with something I have been listening to heaps lately and am thinking of covering!
A friend posted a link to The Darjeelings when they did this Balcony TV Vid and I gave it a watch. Ever since then I have been hearing of them everywhere so I thought I would check out their EP. Definitely give it a listen!
The Darjeelings EP on Soundcloud.
Unfortunately due to booking troubles my gig at Red Bennies tomorrow night with Bj has been cancelled ;(
I will be sure to keep you guys up to date on other gigs though!
In the mean time make sure you give our pages a like on Facebook!
Got much on for Thursday night? Feel like seeing a bit of live music?
Come down to Red Bennies! Bj and I have another gig there at around 8pm! Should be sweet night!
This year I will be stage managing the Inca Roads Festival! I met up with the organisers last week and I will be part of the great team there!
On the line up there are a few RMIT bands such as Dark Arts, Lurch and Chief and Yosemite!
Make sure you come along and say hey!
I have recently been thinking of what I can do for my major assignment in Audio Technology. This assignment will follow my ‘Ba bada ba da da‘ track from my last assignment I had to perform live in Ableton Live.
With the assessment criteria being fairly broad it leaves a lot of options open for what I can do. I was thinking of creating a similar track too ‘Ba bada ba da da’ but singing actually words, not scat noises. I then decided I might try to find a second singer to sing on my track to change the vibe and add some more texture to it. I approached my friend Ben Filer and he said he would be interested! I am thinking of creating beats similar to last time with field recordings (but obviously not pool tables and teeth brushing) and also using scat as a type of beat with lyrics then over the top. With a male and female singer I am also hoping to create some nice harmonies.
Now I need to think of some lyrics and come up with beats and then record it! I will post it on here when it’s done and update you when I get more ideas for it!
Until then, checkout some more of my youtube covers!
Girl With One Eye
I Don’t Mind
Stranger Things Have Happened
Over the last week or so I can’t stop listening to Portishead, in particular the album Dummy. I always knew a few of their songs but I had never really gotten into them before and I’m so glad I have now.