Seems fitting to come back from some worldly travels to a celebration of Canadian music, don’t ya think? Well, Australia was really incredible for us, but this week is also going to be kind of amazing. This past weekend recorded the last four very new tunes for the imminent album at Canterbury Music Company, and so within the month, the music of the album will be all done, and I can finally hear the new direction of this batch when hearing the tunes all together. (YAY!)
BUT first, let me continue brieftly about the rest of the Australian tour:
After leaving the Melbourne area again, we played Bendigo, Castlemaine, and Wangaratta before stopping for some days in Canberra for some shows at the Gorman Arts Centre and The Rum Bar (the latter has the best bartender/drink magician I have ever met. Truly liquid art for the mouth!).
After a couple days to rest, we started back up in Sydney at this awesome menswear/cocktail/espresso spot owned by some friends of mine called Shirt Bar. We did got to get in some more beach time at Bondi and and elsewhere up the coast, and played some shows around New South Wales, in Newcastle (love the Royal Exchange – great venue.), and in Laguna, then back to Sydney for our big final show of the east coast at Django Bar. That was a total treat, and a fantastic way to end our travels with Marta Pacek before The JSF headed to Western Australia for the final week of the tour adventure.
SO, Qantas flew us and our massive instruments with no issue to Perth, and we began our final wonderful week in Western Australia. We did more live radio performances on ABC Perth, played at The Ellington, also at one of the coolest house concerts ever and got to play a “Commonwealth” show with 2 Aussies and a Brit at Four5Nine before heading to the majestic Fairbridge Festival, where we had the big final hurrah with our amazing pals from The Bombadils, Oh Pep!, and The Bearded Gypsy Band. (Fairbridge Fest folks who are owed a digital copy of Kid Dream – it’s coming! I haven’t forgot about ya!)
We stopped in Hong Kong for a few hours on the way home, too, but that’s a whole ‘nother thing entirely. This Wednesday, back in Toronto we will play our homecoming show during Canadian Music Week at The Cameron House on Queen Street West at midnight sharp. We’re going to give whoever comes the only sneak peek at our new tunes, and then will be hiding them away until the album comes out in the fall! So that’s kind of exciting for us and hopefully for you too.
Thanks for keeping up on our adventurings! We love you and appreciate your support so very much.