Musings from the other side of the world - Week 2


January 15, 2019  /  BANDICOOT

Welcome back Bandicoots,

First of all thank you to all those who checked out last weeks blog post, had some cool comments.

Lets dive in right away with some musings from the week. Now this is by no means a revelation i’ve had this week but something I often find myself pondering. Life as a musician can be hard. It is a job that requires a lot of self dedication as well as reflection, drive and obviously a little slice of luck can go a long way. But with all this in mind it is also the most liberating, rewarding job going. A job where you get to meet fantastic people week in, week out and also see familiar faces on a regular basis, whilst crafting a skill every person can look upon and appreciate in one form or another.

This last week was definitely this. We were fortunate enough to have a few friends over from ole Blighty. The chaos ensued and this has to go down as one of the most exciting, fun-filled week we have had in Aussie land so far. So for you that made it happen, thank you especially. You don’t know how times like this can drive us as musicians to keep on going.

It all started at the famous Cherry Bar last week. We were a little apprehensive as afore mentioned in the previous blog, it being a headline slot on a Wednesday, it could have been the graveyard shift. But our friends, old and new, all came along, danced their arses off and generally created an amazing vibe. From there the party continued with our first residency date in the CBD. Again those who had partied with us the night before turned up at the unusual time of 4pm, a little blurry eyed but definitely up for round two. The gig went well, the room is a tiny square room filled with cute tables and chairs, those that I would expect to find in an Italian cafe, nestled in the heart of Prosecco. As for the stage, I would liken that to a windowsill, a tiny space that the four of us soon made our home for the next three hours, with pedal boards, guitar necks, leads and beers all fighting for a little space amongst the chaos. The drinks were flowing, the tunes were also, along with an appropriate amount of heckling from all the right people. Everybody was enjoying themselves. It was awesome.

However like I said, at times being a musician can be hard, our friends have now gone home and we will sit on the windowsill stage looking out on people, we hope. Wish us luck! We will keep you informed and are obviously so pumped to be in a room together again, if you’re reading this and you’re in the area then please come in and give us a smile, as thats what it is really for. Look forward to seeing you there. Basement Cafe, Melbourne CBD, 4-7pm.

ANYWAYS gigs are gigs, whats the point without new music? We are super excited to tell you that news of recording will be following soon. We have a few things to sort out, the right engineer and studio, but the tunes are there and we hope the process of our second album will be under way shortly. If you’d like to get behind the scenes then don’t forget to join our mailing list, you can join via this website on the contact page. We look forward to sharing some footage with you and the whole process will be documented through there. Don’t worry this is at most a monthly mail out though (we promise not to bombard you with all the photos we have of dogs around the world)!

So this week is short but sweet, i’m sat in my boxers in my living room and the boys have just turned up for rehearsals so I better, first, put on some trousers (probably won’t), then secondly go join them in making sweet sweet sounds,

Have a great week, see you on the other side,

as always, Live, Laugh, Love, MUSIC