Some odds and ends in the spirit of September, which has me being pulled in four musical directions with three gigs in one week at the end of the month (all different repertoire too)!
Choir started up again yesterday, and I was greeted by the wonderful news that one of my compositions will be performed at our 15th Anniversary Gala concert on June 3rd, 2012 at Heliconian Hall in Yorkville. I’m not sure which one – likely, it will be one that we performed at the Lula Lounge in 2009, but I am quite excited. It’s still months away, and I’ll post details as it gets closer, of course.
Last weekend saw a reunion rehearsal of “Curse U Gravity”, a coverband project that began last year with three February Album Writing Month friends – Devin, Mark and Carlos. This year, we’ve also added the inspiring Leslie Hudson to the mix. Leslie and I have written and we performed together – I love singing with her and couldn’t be happier to have her involved. The five of us will be practicing weekly in preparation for our annual out of town gig on October 1st.
As usual, things have been busy on the “Debs & Errol” front – really, did you expect things to be different? The daily comics march on as usual – Errol outdid himself before he left for BC yesterday, completing them for the next two weeks!
We’ve also been gigging – last week we played a house concert for Errol’s boss’s wife, Bonnie. To honour her birthday, we even wrote her a parody song:
Our CD is moving along too. The mixing is taking longer than expected but for the best reasons. Our friend Erik, who is mixing for us, has been absolutely wonderful and very open to our feedback and suggestions. The process has become much more involved than we thought it would be – the end result will be quite fantastic!
Finally, on the solo front, easily forgotten in the midst of so many exciting collaborative efforts. I took some time out from everything else to write one yesterday. It has been a while since I’ve done that and it was nice to give myself a little breathing space. It’s called “Diamonds and Dreams” and you can listen to its demo here.