Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hello Sailer

I finally managed to eat at Hello Sailor last weekend. It has a Nice menu, nice food, nice service, nice price, and nice music. All in all a good experience. I think the burger and chips with extra basting sauce is the best deal. That's all I have to say today. i'm keeping it simple:) oh and the Disco fries, you've gotto try those.

Music Synergy

 Photography by Haylee Beth Maltz

Gigs are coming around like sushi on a converyer belt! Once I made the decision to commit to playing music, the world cracked open. Things on the horizon: I'd like to buy a vocal processor that loops and makes harmonies, will see if I can afford one.

Gigs that I've done recently and been booked and paid for are: the Sunday Market at the Cape Quarter (I borrowed Steve's acoustic Laney Amp and put my vox and my Fender through, it sounded great and was a great lesson for me on how simple things can be and still sound good.) The other Market I played at last weekend was the new Hout Bay Night Market (they had their own PA system which was good) A couple of people asked if they could buy my cd, which was fantastic feedback for me, but regrettably I had to say that I'm still in the process of recording one:)

Exciting news on my album is that I've laid 5 tracks down with Ashton. They are Guide tracks only but we're half way there. Other wonderful news is that Cooked in Africa wants to use my track 'Deeper' on their show. Oh wow.

On Sunday I played at Angelico's in Harfield, around the corner where I live.
Some lovely Italians representing:) I met some old faces from the Barleycorn. I'd like to play a proper gig there, maybe call in my band of brothers (namely my dad, uncle and cousin) on Ovation and Fiddle and Banjo:) it'll go down well I think.

My favourtie musical moment of this weekend was playing drums for the band Kombat Fudge at their acoustic session at the Armchair Lounge. it was good fun. They are a tight set and their harmonies are great. I liked that I got to experience them in an acoustic setting. I find that drumming always grounds me, I feel more 'me' if that makes sense?

I'm also looking at starting rock band with two of my mates, I will see how that pans out and if not well it's always good to jam with other musicians, you learn alot. i learnt a kiff new skank rythm from my friend Caleb on Sunday, who writes very good songs, kinda Bob Dylan stylee. I went to bed with new songs in my head.

So all in all I'm a happy camper. It's the end of January and I already feel like I've accomplished so much. C'mon Universe, I'm ready for you:)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Up the Creek Music Festival

Is happening soon! get ur tickets here - http://www.upthecreek.co.za These are the guys I am waiting to see, KONGAS. A band of 4 brothers. Originally from here. Check out their extremely hot video:

Down South

This was a great night in December. sitting on the curb of the corner of Down South Food Bar. taking pictures on a hot night. 3 musicians that changed my world: Tombstone Pete, Miles Sievwright and Joshua Grierson. soul brothers whom I adore. Here are my pics of them.

hello January & The Foundry

hello JAnuary. it's been a while. i have: survived xmas, new years, a few puffadders, a heat wave, and done a lot of gigging around cape town. it's been good. today is monday and it is raining a sweet thermal rain on the mother city. i have moved my offices to The Foundry in Woodstock, a beautiful old building with some fellow creatives. i am happy here. i am content. this year i hope to: carry on taking photos that makes me happy, complete my album, play music and travel. those are my goals. easy as pie. i wish for you a pleasant journey as we ride the wave of 2012. peace, love and good vibrations.