Morning’ all. Hope you are well and happy. Just letting you know that we are playing at one2one a venue in Ponsonby Auckland. Where. 121 Ponsonby Rd Auckland When. This Saturday night 7pm to 9pm What. Mark Laurent songwriter with Nigel Gavin and moi. If you haven’t heard him / them you will be astonished. Masterful guitarists and great Kiwi blokes. Photo at left is Nigel. Here is a track from Nigel The ticket price is zero but we encourage you to donate … Continue reading Cafe 121 – Saturday
It was great to visit Dunedin and play at the K&Q. Lovely venue. Made me realise that it’s important to have a place that’s purpose built for a show. Not a venue that’s purpose built to sell grog. Ha ha. All you performers out there and this includes anyone with a message of any kind to deliver. My unsolicited advice to you is this. If you gonna do an event then put yourself and the people you invite in a place free … Continue reading Gold Streets In Tiny Town
It’s been fun. Especially good in the old capital. Dunedin is a place I wrote most of my best songs in. The ODT preview for the show was a really pleasant surprise. The show itself was huge fun. I think I managed to pay the heating bill… Thanks to all who came out at night in Dunedin last week. Thanks to those who shared on social or told to your friends about the gig. Thanks also to Lee Vandervis and … Continue reading Thank you Dunedin
Touring is easier than in times of old. Please if you are reading this do me a big favour. Share the info of where and when I am playing in Dunedin this Thursday night.
|Kings & Queens Performing Arts Centre||19/07/18||7:00pm|
It’s a biggie and we stand to lose by playing this one. The costs of the gig are not gonna be met unless there is a big turnout. 500 seats to fill. 02102592919 for ticket details. Update: Added some ticket buttons over here if that is more convenient.
Here are some faces from the road. Thanks to all these people. And see more down the page.
One needs to entertain thoughts of the good old days with a pinch of salt. They often weren’t that good. Touring for instance. It was a nightmare. The gigs had to be planned well in advance. Posters had to be sent out. Newspapers and radio had to be approached and often wouldn’t respond.
Now it’s all easier. Social media gets the word out. Posters can be run off from a PDF and word can spread way easier. Sound systems are affordable and even transport costs are greatly reduced. So instead of losing you can almost break even but we still need help anywhere we can get it.
So please let folks know on social media and by word of mouth. Come to the gigs – get off the couch 🙂
Call me if you need more info 021 0259 2919
Here are some more stills of my journey so far.
Le Cafe. Picton. If you are reading this and know anyone in Picton who needs to hear my sounds please call them and let them know I am playing at Le Cafe Picton tonight from 7.30pm. Tell them to ask for me. Or call 02102592919. It’s a big deal going without Netfix for a couple of hours but they can do it. I know they can Last night played at a tiny gathering in Island Bay where you enter the … Continue reading Picton tonight
Well what do you reckon about touring? It’s been more than ten years since last I toured these 🌴 islands. A tiny record company organised a tour for me and we did about 40 gigs. It ran at a big loss as most all tours do. It was fun but sadly didn’t pay the bills. Why? Elementary dear Watson. It’s a tiny country. Geographically as big as the Britain but peoplewise it’s the size of Manchester. And this presents formidable problems. No matter who … Continue reading All the tour dates
Just having a coffee at Olaf’s on the eve of my prospective tour. So far we have bookings in a few offbeat venues. Perfect!probs run at a loss as all tours always do but it be fun and people be more important than things ay? If I were successful I wouldn’t have time to connect. “This name on the latte is connection.” It wouldn’t happen unless I were loyal if only to where I sip a pensive dish of caffeine. Ha … Continue reading Tour connections