Friday, June 27, 2008

5 gigs this week!

Really busy week coming up. On Sunday we've got a Bliss duo gig at the Suncourt Motel. On Tuesday Bliss are performing for the Probus club of Taupo at the Events Centre. On Thursday Bliss are playing at the Suncourt Motel. Then on Friday lunchtime I'm doing a classical guitar performance at St Andrews church Taupo with a couple of my students. And Sunday Jo and I are playing with the Great Lake Big Band at the Rotorua Jazz Club. Reminds me of our days with "Dont call me Jane" in London when playing a triple header over the weekend was fairly normal!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Taupo School of Music

Just finished uploading the Taupo School of Music website. It still needs quite a bit of editing but the bare bones are all there! For anyone in Taupo who wants to learn an instrument this has got to be the best value out there!

Suncourt Motel gig was even better than last week! More people and really good atmosphere.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Taupo gigs

A couple more gigs have just come in for the Suncourt Motel. The Bliss duo will play there on 22nd June and 29th June, starting at 6pm till 8:30pm. I've also been invited to play at the July Friday lunchtime concert on Friday 4th July at St Andrews church, Taupo. I'll be performing a few pieces with a couple of my students - Charles Allen and Jared Adlam.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Gig at the Suncourt Motel

Just got back from doing a Bliss Duo gig with Jo at the Suncourt Motel in Taupo. What a great night! The place was really busy and we had a great time. We did quite a few songs we haven't played for quite a long time so it was good to see if we could still remember them! The whole evening was very relaxing, totally unlike the High School Musical performances last week.

Friday, June 13, 2008

High School Musical Part 3

Last night was the final performance of HSM and what a fabulous night it was. The whole cast have been getting better and better as the week week progressed. The audience too were really getting behind the actors and this seemed to inspire the cast even more. I'll really miss being part of such a fantastic production, however it's going to be great to have my weekends back again! (at least for a little while anyway).

Sunday, June 8, 2008

High School Musical Part 2

Just got back from doing the first performance of High School Musical. Taupo Nui a Tia College always do a preview show for the local Intermediate age School kids. Went really well. The show proper starts tonight - should be great.

Friday, June 6, 2008

High School Musical

All the work has now been done. The cast have all learnt their lines, and the band are now as ready as they'll ever be. I didn't realise quite how much work would have to be put in when I agreed to play the guitar for the Taupo-Nui-a-Tia school production of High School Musical.
The guitar parts for last years production of Grease were an absolute breeze in comparison. Still, I must say that I'm really looking forward to the show which starts on Monday 9th June.