February 28, 2013
2014 Begin Again
Howdy Folks! Hope you are well.
2014 has arrived and we’re already in March can you believe it? Time seems to fly. And it seems like an age since I began working on the album whose songs were conceived while in Berlin in 2011. Wow. Tattoos weren’t even trendy then, let alone beards, and we hadn’t even heard of Instagram.
But 2014 feels like the time to begin again. Work has recommenced on said album at my newly located home studio in an old timber church in Northern NSW. I have enlisted Bernard Fanning bandmate Matt ‘The Professor’ Englebrecht to assist my in realising the sounds I hear for the album. We have been laying down some Phat Beatz and all is sounding swell to my ears. Completion is nigh.
Had a ball in the last half of last year on the Bernard Fanning Fanning train by rocking out live tunes off his Departures record. I’d like to publicly thank BF and all the crew, management and band members and all involved in our travels. And for any of you who came along and heckled me! Got to hang out with some great acts such as Big Scary and Vance Joy, and forge some new friendships. Check these guys out if you already haven’t. Although Vance is hard to miss atm with his hit single ‘Riptide’. Onya James!
I’ll also be playing some live shows this March at newly opened Brisbane city bar The Gresham, performing every Wednesday evening. It’s a great swanky space in a historic building in the heart of the city. I’m surprised theres any left actually, the Dean Bros must have missed that one. Anyway, I’ll be playing solo and acoustic, some of my greatest misses, plus a selection of cover songs that have inspired me over the years and that I can actually remember the lyrics to. Or almost. It’s free entry and i’ll be occupying the stool from 730pm onwards.
OK, so I’ll be back soon with word on the new album progress. Hope to see you at the Gresham.