UPCOMING TOUR, NEW BAND, AND OTHER NEWS!!!
I was looking at my site ad realized that I haven’t written any blog entries for quite awhile and it looks like that means I’m breaking one of the first rules of social marketing: always update your blog entries! I guess my friend Geoff, a media savvy kinda guy, would be pretty disappointed in me.
So here goes my first entry in a long time.
I have a few things to announce: I am part of a great little instrumental surf trio, going by the name The Reverb Raiders, with a couple great musicians from Montreal; Hugo Joyal(Jaguar guitar) and Olivier Pomerleau(upright and electric bass).
We have done some great shows up to this point and we have some really cool shows coming up in the next few weeks that are definitely worth checking out.
Here the poster for the upcoming show on November 17th at The Bull Pub in Montreal:
You can read and see more about us by going to our various sites:
I have also begun playing with a great Toronto band called Dany Laj and The Looks. You may have heard of them. Its a solid little power pop trio that is making great waves throughout Canada. I started by playing a few fill ins at Barfly on St. Laurent, and now they need a sub to head out on an eastern tour with them from November 19-25. They asked me, and I gladly accepted.
Check out my tour dates to see where and when we are playing, and click here: danylaj.com to see all upcoming shows and details that they have going on!
Some other recent news as well:
I filmed a great little video with The Jimmyriggers for our song ‘Sleepwalking’ off the latest album ‘I Stand In The Weeds’. It was a great shoot and we filmed it at our favourite watering hole Grumpys bar. I will be sure to mention when it debuts.
Other than a whole lot of great shows throughout the summer and fall; I dont have a whole lot more to report. Thanks for following along with my whole free-thinking-writing, and please feel free to leave as many comments as you want. Otherwise I feel like I’m writing this thing to no-one. Heh heh.
So the paperwork is done, just a few things left to get sorted, and then I hit the road with Ladies Of The Canyon again.
This will be the last big tour of the year with jasmines band and then things will mellow out as far as LOTC goes.
I do however have some great things coming up in the late summer and fall. I am doing a great little session at Bank Studios in Verdun for a very talented songwriter by the name of Jamey Barron. It is a Crazy Horse/Orbison vibe that should prove to be a really fun session.
I am also starting rehearsals for a great pop band by the name of Exit 451. We are looking at some great possibilities including heading down to NYC for a week. Either way there will be some great shows coming up with them.
I have a Satori show in September and I should be booking The Marshalls as the demo will be finished very soon.
Stay tuned as well for more Jimmyriggers shows as well as we have a great fall lined up for us!
Thanks for reading everyone!
Well; the last cross country tour has been over since May 28th and I have been back in Montreal decompressing, catching up, gigging a bunch, and getting even more time with my boy. This tour was a real hard one with lots of gigs, tonnes of shows, and about 13,000 kilometres put on the van, all by me. Needless to say I have required some real downtime at home.
After I returned from tour I immediately went into my studio to prep for some shows with The Jimmyriggers as they needed my help filling in for some pretty cool shows. One of them was opening for CCR at The Rock N Bull Rodeo happening here in Montreal. It was a blast and we had a great opening set that people seemed to really dig!
After that we had a couple more shows. One in town doing a benefit for a local radio station and the other was in Ottawa at The Elmdale Tavern. We had a blast at both of those shows.
For now I am spending a bunch of time in Montreal as Cash’s mum is out of town during the week all this month doing shows with Ladies Of The Canyon around Toronto, Hamilton, Oshawa, and Peterborough. She is back on weekends and that allows me to get some new projects going.
In July I head to Pembroke to unveil my country band “The Marshalls” at Sabstock Festival. Here are some promo shots we will be using for the website.
In a week I will be jamming with some new and very talented musicians in a project called Exit 451. I am really looking forward to that!
I have also just started some throwing my photos up on Instagram. Its a great iphone app that allows me to put cool old style effects on my digital shots and then share them online. If any of you out there are on Instagram feel free to add me and follow all the cool shots I am putting up. You can find me there under @lewishandford.
Till next time