We just finished our last tour for Musica Viva in Schools, 31 concerts in Central QLD (starting in Longreach) and Brisbane. We had some beautiful concerts in tiny country schools, lovely shows in big schools and a few that we may prefer to forget, but overall it was a great way to finish with Marmalade Jam. Thanks to John, Susan, Shireen and Marty for a great 12 years.
In our time we have played well over 400 shows across Australia and in Singapore, discovering plenty of beautiful places in often remote locations. What a privilege this ‘job’ has been.
Not far now til we finally perform our Radiohead project. Many months of listening, culling, contemplating, arranging and rehearsing have gone into this one.
This will not be a world music/latino take on the music, but rather a respectful exploration of the music with a 21st Century jazz palette in hand.
Features Shireen Khemlani on bass, Jarrad Payne on drums, James Brown on guitar and Susan Ferguson on vocals for a few tracks.
I am thrilled to playing with Johanna Allen at Dizzy’s in Melbourne and Slide in Sydney this November. I helped her develop this show and wrote the arrangements (with her) for the CD which we made in Melbourne last year.
Marmalade Circus are playing at a great little festival at the Gov on Nov 30th. Heaps and heaps of Blues and Roots bands, and we kind of slipped in along the side. We are playing on the main stage at 5:30pm—sadly we have corporate gigs later that night so we had to do an early spot.