Monday, June 16, 2008

A New Song

If you remember a previous blog I wrote a little while ago I was struggling with writing a second verse for a new song. Well I finished it and we're finally adding the song to our live set this week. Playing a new song live for the first time is one of the coolest and most awesome parts of playing in a band. It doesn't happen all that often so I try to relish the moment as much as possible. The song's called 'Remember' and it might just be a new favourite of mine. To all the Stuartholme girls, you will be the first people outside of our band to ever hear the song so make sure you're there on Thursday. For everyone else it'll definitely be in the set at our show at Bar 388 on Friday night so make sure you're all there as well. It should be a ripper. I'm definitely psyched. I hope you are too.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Stuartholme Spectacular!!

On June 19th 2008 we are scheduled to play a show at Stuartholme private girls School in Brisbane's west. I must say one of the strangest experiences I've had so far was appearing on the full school assembly with fellow band member, Andrew Stone. The idea was that Andrew and I would come along to assembly, show our faces and help promote the charity concert. Sounds like a good idea yeah?

Anyway, Andrew and I arrived at the school at about 12pm - which for all of you who haven't been to Stuartholme it's like something out of Harry Potter, a series of old and dark buildings buried in the misty mountains of Mt Cootha - and we were promptly ushered into the great auditorium by Madeline Gough and other members of the Interact club (a v cool club by the way!!). Andrew and I took our seats in the front row and bit-by-bit the great hall filled with 100s of girls.

Coming from an all boys school myself (can you guess which one??) I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it ended up being a really cool event. The girls from the Interact club did a really good job of introducing Andrew and I and we were interviewed briefly on stage which went quite well (except for me mis-hearing a question!).

I think the Stuartholme gig will go really well. It is a very nice school with lots of cool people who go there. School shows can be difficult for a number of reasons but I think this one might be the best yet..

Let's hope so...