"Touring is exhausting!", remarked Callen (our violinist Andrea's partner) after accompanying us on the NSW leg of our national tour. Indeed...
I awoke this morning truly broken after a glamorous ten hour drive back from Sydney and crept down to my local organic vegie store where my friend Hannah sorted me out with a Kahuna massage. It's an Hawaiian full body extravaganza which I highly recommend to anyone feeling a little creaky/cranky/manky this winter. I am now recovering after being instructed to drink lots of water so I don't feel worse tomorrow...
Tour highlights in this order:
1. Watching Laura Jean break people's hearts with her incredible songs.
2. The Lebanese food Jad's mum prepares at the Brass Monkey in Cronulla. I would walk over broken glass to eat her falafel and dolmades.
3. The packed house at the Annandale in Sydney on a freezing rainy Saturday night. We thought that after two sell out shows a month earlier we would be pushing our luck and were preparing for the worst...
1. The Droid's (Andrea's) overuse of the word 'oomy' to describe the stomach virus she brought along on tour.
2. Lord Geoffrey Dunbar (bass man) finding glass in his potatoes in Katoomba.
3. Me, Sholaki (our drummer) and the Droid getting up at 6am to drive from Katoomba to Sydney to appear on Virginia Trioli's ABC Sydney breakfast show (such a fan!!) setting up our instruments and microphones, with headphones on, eyeballing the big V, only to discover the Snowy Hydro debate took precedence...next time Trioli, next time.
Thank you to everyone who made it to a show - you continue to surprise us.
I love this shot of Michael our guitarist and Joel Plaskett from Canada, backstage at the Spanish Club.