Entries for 28th Nov 2012
Newcastle was a joy! Four incredible days with Andy Champion, Sylvain Darrifourcq and Valentin Ceccaldi in our new band Sonsale [pronounced "son sal" ].
The gig itself was great, but too short; it's made me think about how some music requires a certain length of time.
The material we'd developed is the sort where I take my time. It's all too easy for me to narrow my eyes in joy and unleash line after line, but I found punctuating the music and allowing things to unfurl around me very liberating. The audience was fully engaged in the music, treating us warmly, talking to us afterwards and really loving the sound; and I feel totally encouraged about the next chapter!