2015 was a great Soundie year – 2016 will be even better
As 2015 has come to an end, it would be remiss of me not to look back on the year that was.
For any covers band trying to survive in the current industry, you need to work hard on many fronts. And last year all the hard work paid off.
In 2015 we added the very awesome Mary Blake on Keytar and vox. It meant that we could create an even bigger and better sound. Many venues soon opened their doors to us, venues that we couldn’t previously get into.
We managed to get into the much wanted ALH venues last year, with The Blue Cattle Dog starting the ball rolling for us. The Ettamogah at Kellyville Ridge soon followed suit. 2016 will be about consolidating this. In fact, The Blue Cattle Dog has booked us for Australia Day.
At the end of last year, we saw Phil step down from the position of full time drummer and hand the reigns over to Darren. Let’s face it, some bands find it hard to find one drummer, we had 2 awesome ones. Phil will still be with us, filling in for Darren when needed.
Thanks must go out to The Sphere Organisation, they have always backed and supported us. In fact, Chubby, Lauren and Nathan came along to our final gig and Christmas celebrations at The Ettamogah on the 18th of December. It was great to see all 3 of them there.
And now for this year, well I will be continuing to do my thing, with a great team behind me. We are looking forward to lifting the bar even higher and cracking more venues. But mostly, we look forward to doing what we love – Playing music.
Lots of gigs to get to this year, you have no excuses. Get amongst it.
Catch ya at a gig ready to rip soon