you never realize how talented your friends are until you rehearse with them. Yeah, you like what they do on stage, but when you see how sharp they are when they practice... Mm-Mm! Tonight, (Friday) I sat in on rehearsal with Adam Marsland's Chaos Band. They are the act that will follow us at tonight's (Saturday) show. Adam and co. invited me to sing along with them. 70% of their setlist is old 70's soul covers learned especially for this show. Appropriately enough, I'm singing a track from Curtis Mayfield's stellar Superfly soundtrack. I'm not telling you which song, though. You'll have to come to the show to find out. Suffice it to say, I learned the first verse of this one as a playground rhyme years ago. Hard to believe, thinking about the subject matter of the song. What fun, though to run through the number a few times. All the players in Adam's group are excellent, but extra kudos to guitarist Evie Sands. She's just a joy to hear and see perform. I can't wait for you all to hear our collaboration!
Ok, something else that was a trip was the horn section. That's right, they have a horn section for their show tomorrow. Many of you have heard me lust over horns. Ken Pace & Probyn Gregory are fantastic. They should be, they are pros. Probyn worked on Beach Boy Brian Wilson's latest tour and Christmas album. Actually, they are frighteningly good. Very soon, you'll get to hear RHS with brass and woodwinds. I'm giving away a bit of Adam's set, but they are doing Hot Fun In The Summertime and that horn chart just smothers me in musical goodness.
I'm just in. Sipping a hot cup of Earl Grey (decaf) with some good old non-dairy creamer and life is good. We are looking forward to entertaining at Brennan's tonight. Remember it's a free show, so bring lots of people with you. And check the show calendar on MySpace for our latest additions.
Love, Power, Peace