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Interview on Radio New Zealand-  

Hi Friends, 

If you missed the interview on RNZ yesterday-featuring myself and Vic Folk- here it is! (unfortunately, I was at rehearsals all day that day so couldn't get down to the station and the sound through my phone is crappy). Good interview looking at folk and the next generation of Folk musicians!

Click here to check it out!

Counting down to Wellyfest! 

Hi Folks,

Well, I'm counting down the days till the Wellington Folk Festival. 

Very excited to be a guest act and running a couple of workshops. 

Gates open at 3pm and the party starts!

My performances are:

Friday: Balladeer Stage 9:30pm 
Sat: Showcase Concert 5pm 
Sunday: Mainstage Feature Concert 4pm

Workshops are: 

Sat 12-1pm Songwriters Forum
Sunday 1:30-2:30 Industry Issues for Gigging Musicians

Don Luciano's Gig 

Colette Rivers is playing at Don Luciano's Bar/Cafe on Friday 28th Aug at 6pm.

I'll be backed by full band tonight - Drums, bass, keys, harmonica & rhythm gat. Should be great!

Come along for a great night.

Cover charge $5

QUARANTUNED FESTIVAL 

Well, a few weeks ago, I was asked if I wanted to play in an international online music festival- to which I said "OF COURSE". 

The festival is being organised by an amazing woman in San Fransisco named Amelia Ray.

She had managed to curate artists from all over the globe for this 24 hour celebration of music. 

I was very pleased that my friend, Say who often plays gigs with me was able to come up and perform with me. My slot was Saturday 23rd of May at 8pm. 

Though these online gigs take a bit of getting used to, it went well and I'm really pleased with the sound quality, performance and the feedback from people who were listening. 

During these uncertain times, it's great to be able to keep 'gigging'- keeping the juices flowing and inspiration going!

 

I'll post the full video of our gig online soon!

 

Human Contact- and Jams 

Well, we're finally allowed to extend our lockdown bubbles to small groups, so I immediately drove to my friend, Sarah's for a jam. 

Say often plays my live gigs with me, so getting together and playing a bit felt reassuringly normal- having not seen each other for 2 months. 

Starting to see a glimmer of light at the end of this long tunnel and I sure do hope that I'll be able to book some more gigs and get out there soon!

Here's a little video I recorded of us playing my song, 'Pick-Up Truck'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Absw4PgFRf0

Radio in Minnesota! 

Hey people!

Just to let you know, I will be on markskin radio (Minneapolis, Minnesota) tonight (Tuesday 19th May from 10-midnight Central Time US) or in NZ- Wed 3-5pm. 
You can live stream from the link below. Should be fun! 

www.markskinradio.com

 

Underneath the Song 

 

Hi there. 

I've had a few questions over the years about what some of my lyrics and songs are about. 

I'd rather you get what the story is than just say "I want my listeners to find their own interpretation" - because, while I do want you to do that, I also want to give you some clues! 

So- here's a video where I talk about the lyrics of Kamikaze Girlfriend and then perform an acoustic version of it. 
I hope you enjoy!

If you like to read along, here are the lyrics:

Lyrics: 

Kamikaze Girlfriend 

Hanging out on my lonesome- 

It's a common department 

Feeling all of your oceans falling down- and I'm 

Falling too. 

I am crisscrossed across you 

A silent arachnid 

And I lost all my conscience- somewhere back there- and I'm 

Into you. 

KAMIKAZE GIRLFRIEND 

SKIPPING THROUGH THE DEEP-END 

COLOURS OF THE SOUL 

BLOODY-CRAZY TRIPS THE MIND 

STUPIFY MY DEMONS TILL THEY'RE SMILING TOO 

Wearing swollen red eyelids 

Watching walls falling down 

And my life just slipped sideways, run aground- and I'm 

Lost in blue. 

Folded up like a leaf 

On a cold winter's morning 

In the still, wet pools of my mind- and I've 

Fallen through. 

KAMIKAZE GIRLFRIEND 

SKIPPING THROUGH THE DEEP-END 

COLOURS OF THE SOUL 

BLOODY-CRAZY TRIPS THE MIND 

STUPIFY MY DEMONS TILL THEY'RE SMILING TOO

 

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