It is 2.39am (according to my computer) and I'm considering this a relatively early night. I've been back in England for three weeks, and right now I'm reviewing what I've achieved so far. All of a sudden I am experiencing a feeling of utter exhaustion.
I have had a few projects running in parallel lately, and it has been quite a challenge to juggle them all. Upon landing in London on 17th January I went straight into rehearsals with the wonderful Lucy Claire. It was imperative that we got straight to rehearsing because of the imminent show at SHHH Festival on 2nd February.
Soon afterwards I stayed with my friend and photographer, eYe $eE y@ for a weekend of networking, web design and promo photography…
After that I travelled north to start rehearsals with guitarist Jonny, and to scout out the location for The "Over, Under" video shoot. You have probably seen the pictures before, but we found a gateway to Narnia!
I worked with co-director and director of photography - David Diley (of Scarlet View Media, and production designer Stephanie Ward to shoot the video, post blizzard, on January 25th.
And so, after a strew of quick fire activities, I performed my first show of 2013 at SHHH… and I have to say that I've never enjoyed playing live as much as I did that day! I'd like to thank everyone who came to the show. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Since then I have been busy doing the rough edit of the video (which has been a really fun experience and learning curve), after which David Diley will neaten, colour and grade it. I can't wait to share the results with you all when the EP is released.
In amongst the madness, I have been asked to give a composition and production workshop for MA students at Leeds College of Music. I feel utterly honoured to be asked, and am very much looking forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge, and also to learn more!
Finally, I have to make sure that all (well, most) of this comes together for the release of "Over, Under" on February 18th, and the subsequent launch show on February 22nd at The Duchess in York. If you haven't already got tickets or pre-ordered a vinyl, you can do so by clicking on the image below…
I just noticed that my computer's clock struck 3.33am. I should really get some sleep!
Until next time…