Performing at 'No Band Required' Open Mic in downtown Toronto. (Hosted by Edward Ambrosius.)
Whilst in Toronto, it was time to visit the library - not to read the many books they had there but to attend an Open Mic. (Hosted by William Charbonneau
It was back to The Surrey Steampunk Convivial to perform my extended set in what is now becoming a regular gig for the Surrey Steampunk family.
Making my debut as part of the Hertford Music Festival, I performed an extended set of 45 minutes on the roof of the pub! Although rather sheltered, unfortunately, the heavy rain made it unpleasant for the audience sitting in the beer garden.
On the same day of my arrival in Toronto, it was a quick journey to Mississauga for Joel's Open Mic at the Roc n Docs Bar in front of a warm, enthusiastic crowd.
Performing under the sweltering Summer Sunshine as part of the Chequer's Beer Festival, gave the opportunity to perform an extended set. Fortunately, the staging area was under a stage-sized Gazebo.
The Summer edition of the Surrey Steampunk Convivial and this time, offered the opportunity to perform a set at The Royal Oak. Dressed in my Steampunk cossie, it was a very enjoyable way of spending a Sunday afternoon with the rest of the Steampunk family where I was made to feel at home.
It was back at The Lodge again to add some finishing touches to 'Casanova'. as well as commence work on some other new songs for my forthcoming album.
Filming is in full swing for 'Casanova', bright and early on a Bank Holiday Monday.
Filming continues and indeed finishes for the 'Casanova' video with both the video and single released in time for the second May Day Bank Holiday Monday.
It's back at The Lodge Recording Studio to continue work on the forthcoming single : 'Somewhere in the Mist' with Janine adding the strings and piano to the song.
Another day spent at the studio finalising the vocals to 'Somewhere in the Mist' as well as Adrian popping into the studio to re-record his part on the Accordion.
Making my first debut at the Surrey Steampunk Convivial, with a 'try out' of my set in the indoor Market Square. With a half-an-hour set, provided an entertaining musical accompaniment to the Streampunk Shoppers and their families.
Filming 'up North' for a new music video which will be released early next year. This involves a collaboration with Adrian and Simon.
Mini break in filming for a still with Adrian and Simon. Both of these gentlemen appear in the video too!