Getting from Adelaide to Bendigo to start the tour was a little bumpy. Renee and I were run off the road on Sunday by a sleepy truck driver out side of Horsham, we are both fine thanks to her cat like reflexes and the good luck of having 50 meters of cleared scrub to bush bash our way through just at that spot on the highway where we ran off . Stu did not travel over with us so he flew in on Monday morning to meet us at the theater and his flight was an hour late so he just made it. Whew! The concerts were all return performances and all great. First was The Capital Bendigo a beautiful old theatre then The Clocktower in Melbourne and then the Colac OPACC before heading out for a run of concerts in the bush.
Renee telling them! at The Capital Bendigo
empty house at the Clocktower Centre in Melbourne, that’s my new Chadwick folding bass which folds to suitcase size, thanks to Richard Hibbs for bringing it over from the USA
Clocktower Centre full – Renee is telling them again.
Quinton’s POV at the Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre
We self presented our SING show over three nights at Nexus Cabaret and got a fantastic response from the audiences each night with the final show selling out! Opening night review is here. The experience was so good that we have decided to return to Nexus on June 27 and 28 with our new Tribute to The Seekers show but more about that later. This month SING heads over to Victoria on March 16 to start a 6 date tour and then the plan is to start recording a new album.
Stuart rockin the mandolin – [Nexus photos are by Chris Woods]
Quinton with his new folding/travel bass and below Renee singing up an acapella storm
I want to say sorry to all our friends and promoters in Europe but we have to cancel our June/July 2014 tour. Our Australia commitments will make it impossible to spend 20+ days on the road this northern Summer. As always I am keen to tour and I hope it will be possible to come in 2015.
Hello to all, we wish you and your families a wonderful New Year and hope to see many of you at Beggars concerts around Australia and Europe through 2014. We have plenty planned: With concerts in the Adelaide Fringe Festival and a Victorian Tour in March we also have a new show paying homage to The Seekers planned for Adelaide in June. We should have a new album ready in time for a June/July tour through southern Germany to Denmark and back to Switzerland and for Australian tours in August and September in Western Australia and Queensland. That is the plan anyway. I hope the new year brings us all new and exciting times.