It has been way too long for you to excuse my posting hiatus (it looks like my last post was pre-Asia Tour), but I’m asking to you forgive me anyway. You see, since the last post, we’ve toured China & Japan, booked a return/album release tour in Australia this March, and finished our new album which I will be picking up from manufacture this week! So, hopefully that suitably explains my absence..
SO, instead of giving you a novel of a post, i’m gonna give you a wee bit at a time, starting in China. It was our very first time there, and what a truly awesome reception we received.
Before our first concert though, we did 2 master classes during the day, and one of them, being about harmony, got the participants to learn the backing vocals to “Don’t Ya”, and besides performing with us during the masterclass (for the local TV station!), I also invited them to back us up at the concert later that night, which was a total blast for all of us I think. [Also, very important to note – there is no mic stand in front of me, because I did the whole show with a Madonna-style face mic! I ran through the audience a couple times to make the most of it.. ]
Everyone was so cool, and kind, and we sold half of our CDs on that one show, which included tons of pics with the purchasers and autographs galore. [Oh, and weirdest post show thing ever? While we were far away from the stage, outside the theatre, signing things and taking photos, i heard a far too familiar guitar tone from inside… The soundman had let an audience member onstage, and the concert-goer started playing my guitar while jumping around posing for photos! I was not impressed, let’s just say.. ;P ]
More tales soon! BUT, Toronto friends, since we rarely play in town these days, I thought I’d mention that we’re hitting up Castro’s in The Beaches this Wednesday, January 27th! Some of you know that I play there regularly with Civil Wray (formerly blueVenus), but it’ll be The JSFew’s first time, so we hope you’ll come join us in that cozy space.