WOW Simply WOW! I can’t wipe this smile off my face....(<—that’s literally what I looked like while writing this post!)
The past two weeks have been an absolutely ridiculously phenomenally challenging and yet a remarkably enjoyable start to the new year!
3 shows in 4 weeks! People reaching out to us for future shows! Last minute EVERYTHING – my little heart’s all worked up!
Our kickass end of 2011 show at the legendary Velvet Underground….AMAZING…..it even got us another gig! I needn’t say more.
First show of 2012 was Jan 7th with our dear friends Dead Shyre at The Central! They sounded amazing with a tight new lineup – this was one of my favourite shows they’ve done! Maha Kamal, amazing lady who pushes for social justice through her profession as a lawyer, AND is a phenomenal photographer was at the show too! (She is also the wife of Dead Shyre’s rocking lead singer Ali Rizvi). You need to check out Maha’s photography – it’s amazing. I kinda wish she also had a blog, I’d follow that in an instant (just putting it out there Maha!).
And then Jeez louise!….
We opened for The Elwins + The Arkells. This was the biggest show we’ve done to date – about 250-300 super excited energetic university kids and the energy flowing through the room was IMMENSE! Marco was sweating, Rustom was smiling, and I was singing my little heart out. The audience JUMPED, DANCED + MOSHED with our tunes! I mean they had never even heard of us before and to get that kind of response was
Hart House a+ UTSU totally spoiled us with our own green room, with food, and booze! Gah! It was one of the most vindicating moments of our professional artistic lives – we were actually being treated like artists! 🙂 We would have been happy with some water and a push onto the stage! Hart House, Vita Carlino, The Elwins -these guys all gave us simply amazing love. The Elwins even let us borrow their bass player + tuner for sound check – totally awesome guys. Keep your eyes out for their upcoming CD (releasing in Feb!). We didn’t have a chance to meet The Arkells in person – but god damn they rocked out that night! SBS was also joined on stage that night by Karim Rizkallah and his gorgeous Halo (– it’s SUCH a COOL instrument – see video below). He joined us with only 2 days notice – totally rock’n roll). Karim & his halo will hopefully also be making an appearance on the album.
Oh yeah – that’s right – We are recording an album in February! Gah! Crazy how quickly that came up!
This is a year of cutting out the bullshit – and it feels great!! Cutting out crap (from a diet, relationships, work, etc), has really let the most important things take precedence and receive the attention they deserve. It feels sooooo good to have put so much hard work into something and to see the energy reflected in your audience. !!! I WANT TO DO IT AGAIN !!!
Let’s do it again!
(We’re going to do it again on Feb 17th at The Drake Hotel! You should come and do it with us 😉 – keep your eyes out for more deets!)