Amazing start to “The buck stops here tour”….
Murphy’s law came into play with the hotel accommodation thinking that 2 could share one bed…..
Radio interview at RNZ then a Sensational first gig at the Auckland Creative Jazz Collective….
Many hands on deck to help load the Hammond B3, a wonderful welcoming atmosphere set the tone for optimum musical creativity with Alan Brown & Mark Lockett.
Many thanks to the incomparable Roger Manins & Caroline Moon.
Melbourne’s typical weather took control of the Frankston Ventana street Fiesta this weekend.
Was looking forward to playing with ‘Santiago Son’ lead by Great Cuban singer/entertainer Jose Rodriguez.
A torrential downpour prior to the gig left organisers with no choice but to close the main stage due to health and safety. I arrived to find everybody packing up.
Luckily organisers had a groovy downstairs bar around the corner where the band could play. We had an attentive audience and were also entertained by some Tango dancers.
Great result saving a rained out festival into a cool gig.