4 Weddings and an NRL Launch

Sound check before our gig at Pilu Freshwater

It’s been a very busy start to March for the band, with 6 performances in the space of a week!

It was great to see the professional media management and production behind the 2011 Wests Tigers Launch on March 1st. Thanks to the Tigers staff and to All Occasion Cruises for looking after us in the lead-up and on the night. I must confess to not being an avid NRL fan, but as a Leichhardt resident, I guess they must be my team….

Friday March 4th was a monster day with a daytime wedding @ Pilu, Freshwater Beach, and an evening booking @ the QVB tearooms.

The food at Pilu was absolutely incredible! The quintet (instrumental) was a little worried about the small amount of room available for the band, but we managed to make it work – even accommodating a path between the horns and rhythm section for bathroom access! Some great tracks from this one are on their way. Here are the first couple:

Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You – 4 March 2011 (daytime) @ Pilu Freshwater
Instrumental Quintet: Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Bass, Drums

My Romance – 4 March 2011 (daytime) @ Pilu Freshwater
Instrumental Quintet: Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Bass, Drums

Great to play with Ken on trumpet – a fine young player who I met first when he was around 14. Hope to see him on some more gigs this year!

Tom, Darren and I then bumped out and headed straight into the QVB – though Darren with his Hammond Organ Rig this time. Always a challenging acoustic, we arrived to discover we’d been allocated a 2x3m area that we were to share with the DJ. Thanks to the staff at the Tea Room for moving the tables around a little for us!! Note to Tom: 4x5m. 4 x 5 meteres!  🙂

All set for live recording at QVB Tearooms

I’m hoping to get some tracks up from the reception soon. This is the first live recording I’ve done of Darren’s Hammond, and I need his help to get some good EQ and mastering on his tracks.

Thank you to all my Friday afternoon students who gave up their lessons in support of these worthy events. It’s been a while since I sat on my drum stool for 11 hours in a single day.

More on the Saturday and Sunday night soon……

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