Monday, March 22, 2010

Jazz On Bells

Lovely day in Blenheim yesterday (Sunday 21st). Flew down early and went straight to the site amongst the vines. Listened to the very excellent Marlborouigh Girls & Boys big bands and a great little Cuban quintet & played two sets. Extremely hot but very pleasant and receptive crowd of 500-odd. Had to stretch the last set out to fill in time so threw in Eric Idle's 'Galxay Song' and Pat Donohue's 'Would You Like to Play the Guitar'. James TJ is getting better & better and is such a good singer that we may have to fire him. The Blenheim Rotary folk who organised the gig were fantastic and treated us like royalty. We didn't break anything or offend anyone as far as we know so a very satisfactory visit all round. Also had a typically lovely evening at the Lake View in Wanga-vegas on Friday - great crowd who laughed in all the right places.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weekend with Adams & Gavin

Just completed a very pleasant series of gigs with Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin of the Nairobi Trio. Old St Paul's on Friday night, Lembas Cafe, Raumati on Saturday afternoon then off to Martinborough in the Wairarapa to play at a private function on Saturday night - phew!! On Sunday picked up Neil Billington and went back to Carterton in the Wairarapa to play at a choice little venue called Lounge. Today Andrew is off on a well deserved holiday to somewhere in the region of Whitianga.

Cheers, T