It's taken a full week of bizarre sleeping patterns and a drop of wine to get me back on English time - thank you for being patient with me! The album is ready to go, the launch is imminent, Roholio has been splattered across the local papers and radio waves (had a wicked time Saturday morning with Colin Slatter on the voice FM) and rehearsals are going well!
Well the Queen's haven't rang us to tell us it's cancelled so I'm assuming you've all been super in getting your tickets in advance! A massive THANK YOU to all who did! I must admit I was bricking it quite a bit this time last week but I'm feeling reassured that there will at least be enough people in the audience for the magic to go ahead and I do really really REALLY want you all to hear Kiera and the music we've been making :-)
So it's really a short entry from me, just know that I am exciting and practising every day to deliver a set worthy of you all! There will be brand spanking new tunes, there will be old favorites, there will be tunes of the new album and a stupid amount of instrument changes - it wouldn't be a Roholio launch if I wasn't challenging myself continually throughout the set :)
So it's looking good and I'm full of excitement and butterflies. See you all soon! Oh jeez what am I going to wear?
I really am.
Well I think that was probably what the doctor ordered, although maybe my back and hips would disagree - I've ever walked far too much or have premature arthritis coming on!
Japan is a strange, strange place that I have learnt a lot from. I didn't really write while I was out there - too exhausted! - but I saw some things and faced some fears and it has definitely changed me for the better. For one thing I appreciate England a whole lot more now!
Anyway I won't bore you with all the stories, maybe just one or two every now and then, 'cause there's nothing worse than someone who comes back from their holiday and just goes on and on about it :) I shall instead share this picture of the final copies of Geography with you! After a bit of a cock up from the duplicators which meant I had to manually put each one in a different cover (thank you jet lag for having me up at 3am to do that the next day back) they are finally ready for your ears. So here we are a little over a week from the launch and I'm a little concerned that no one really knows it's happening but hey I have done my best and at the very least I do have Geography now. Rehearsals start up again this week with my compadres so that should reassure me that musically at least, we are on track. But if you could all spread the word, that'd be great!
No doubt you'll get another nervous blog update from me next Sunday, 'til then my friends!
As you can probably tell I'm getting pretty excited about Japan now, only one more sleep! I will literally be up at 2am tomorrow morning and travelling by half past! How mad is that, I already feel exhausted :-O!
Anyway before I descend into proper giggly holiday girl mode I should probably give you a little update into the world of Roholio :-) So last you heard from me I think I was just getting the artwork ready for the duplicators. The album was sent off last week but yes, in true murphy's law fashion, it has returned with some faults... a pretty major fault really in that they put the wrong track listing on the back >.< Whoops! Oh well, they have been gracious enough to ensure me they will send replacement wallets so that's good. Hopefully I can reassemble Geography when I return.
Track wise I cut it from twelve to ten (told you there'd be some cuts). Let's face it, it was pretty inevitable. As much as I love The Anchor and Hope Hill they just didn't add to the album in the way the others did but I've been good and shared them on reverb nation and sound cloud so that you can have a sneaky peak at what I've been up to. Feel free to give me some feedback on them, hopefully something more constructive than, 'you suck'
Played an interesting gig last night which allowed me to test some new material and deliverym readying myself for the Queens. I have to say I am really looking forward to that one. The songs are thriving with Kiera and I'm hoping to have a bit of support from an old friend too so that I can bring you some favs that require two people to perform.
So there you have it, onwards and upwards (literally, like up into the sky). Big thanks as always for sticking with me and showing your support amd I'll see you all soon.