It is so nice to be back with my kindred spirits around a fire. The moon waxing high in the chilly night sky. I took the opportunity to show everybody the classical violin pieces I’ve been brushing up for busking. I plan to hit the road to Holland and Germany in August busking with my violin and my new record.
Bela Bartok – Romanian Folk Dances – Yehudi Menuhin
Images by fellow traveller artist Johnny Jan Simunic.
Back in the land of song wrapping up final bits for the new record. Three tracks from the album are already placed with BMG Publishing and things are sounding great! I am looking forward to getting everything in the bag & moving on to mix.
I booked a beautiful recording studio in West Wales called Mwnci. It sits in a secluded woodland area on a river and comes with wood cabin, log fire accommodation. Time to lush it up yo! We started with drums courtesy of the very talented Yotin. I have A new track which employs full size pedal harp and vocal. As it is so sparse and exposed both parts needed to be recorded beautifully (thank you Joe and Jethro) and the right performance captured. Luckily Wales is also the land of harp! I found Elin online and we hit it off immediately.
Thanks guys Its been a blast!!
Self portrait by Yoyo
Joe and Steve the studio pushkins.
Chao for now Eliza x
My front wheel spring has snapped leaving the wheel arches only 2 inches off the tires. I’m glad we caught it & I wont be doing 60mph along the motorway when it finally goes! My mate, mechanic & fellow traveller has offered to do the job THANKS BOB! In the mean time I am stranded & forced to spend time with my new midi foot controller.. Oh, the joy of midi possibilities! The world is my oyster! Check the joyous expression.. 😉A couple of days later – Job done! Phew!
On the road again on my way to Southampton to play one of my favourite south coast music venues The Art House. Chichester Castle appears on the horizon.. blink & you’ll miss it..
Catch you again soon..
Loving my full body wetsuit whilst bathing in the English channel. Its spring time but the water is still only 10 degrees..
Get the kettle on to warm up & then get stuck into some van recording..
Like The Artist formerly known as Prince said ‘Sometimes it Snows in April’. Indeed it does! This was filmed on Brighton sea front only days after his passing..
Have a great day!
New dimensions for the new record arrive with Abel Cross’s double bass parts recorded at Free Energy Studios in Sydney. Many thanks to Richie B!
Also! Please join me for an intimate gig supporting the wonderful King Curly at The Gasoline Pony in Marrickville 20th Feb on stage 7pm.
Thanks for visiting! Cheers
Gig snaps at The White Hart Swansey courtesy of Candi Fridge Farquhar (music connoisseur & overall Bruce)
December found me in The Mumbles, Swansea cutting a new record! I had a wonderful time there with the masterful Joe Gibb, who in the past has recorded albums for Catatonia (International Velvet) & Leftfield (Leftism). Recording was punctuated with blustery coastal walks, soothing yoga & a cullinary cacophony including lava bread, cockles & a conga eel!
AND! Check this out..
I arrived in Sydney New Year’s Day & soaking up some family times here. More adventures to follow..