Did you know Julio is July in Spanish?,
That generally reveals the bulk of my audience is non-Spanish speaking or is it? I actually don't really know if my audience is bigger here or in Mexico but time will tell. The film Estoy Aqui Por Una Noche (featuring yours truly with Twin Tones in Mexico) is doing the rounds at film festivals throughout the country. There is talk that I may even have a potential sponsor to fly back for a film opening in October (My fingers are crossed).
Meanwhile on the other side of the world things are not so rockn'roll. I have had a month off touring and have been basking in winter laying low by the fire in my PJ's, writing songs and lecturing Lyric Writing at JMC Music Academy. It has been a great discovery to find out how much I enjoy teaching at this level. You can expect to see more of my private workshops pop up as well as online Skype sessions.
I'll resist the habit of simply promoting my next tour and shall now insert an excerpt from my instagram feed; Snippets of nostalgia.
This week I fly back to my town of birth, The City of Churches (but should be called the City of Festivals), Adelaide, South Australia. Otherwise affectionately named R-Adelaide.
My bro Jeb will fly down from Melbourne and together we are throwing our Dad, Roger Cardwell, back on the stage to celebrate another year of life (post 2 heart attacks) and raise one helluva family & friends hootenany to celebrate his life & music; most of all his 1960's TV show The Country & Western Hour. There will be a house band, special guests and lots of family and friends. Last years sell-out show was our first ever family concert. It was thrust on Dad as a suprise (he didn't know how to use Facebook then). This year he knows all about it and we even moved it to a bigger venue to accommodate. Check out these videos of him back in the day on his TV show... (Click Poster for Tickets)
TEAMING UP WITH PARLOUR GIGS...
Melbourne amigo's, I am headed back for a nice run of shows and have joined forces with Parlour once again to fill a few dates in my August Songs for the Dead of Winter Tour. I LOVE house concerts and have two spots left for YOU on Sunday 7th & Friday 12th to snap up. Please click this link if you might like to become a house concert host (these are the only 2 dates left!). If you want to come to a house concert but NOT host then simply buy a ticket to one of them via my tour page.
"What are they like?" I hear you ask. Here is a live video from a recent Parlour Gigs house concert in Brisbane; (Bayden Mitchell: Bass & Moi). Barefoot, no amplification, comfy, cosy, funny, heartwarming, yummy, memorable.....etc.
Hope to catch you soon on the road wherever you are.
JULY TOURING - ADELAIDE, SA
SATURDAY JULY 16TH - FULL BAND FAMILY SHOW : TRINITY SESSIONS, 6:30PM 318 GOODWOOD RD, CLARENCE PARK, S.A.
SATURDAY 23RD JULY - SOLO SHOW THE SINGING GALLERY : MCLARENVALE, S.A. 7:30PM
AUGUST TOURING - VICTORIA & NT
SONGS FOR THE DEAD OF WINTER TOUR : VIC TOUR (SOLO - DUO - BAND SHOWS)
FRI 5 AUGUST - SOLO SHOW - SELBY FOLK CLUB : 7:30PM
SAT 6 AUGUST - OPEN STUDIO (ONLY FULL BAND SHOW!!!!) 8PM - NORTHCOTE (PRE-SALE OZTIX HERE)
SUN 7TH AUGUST - YOU COULD HOST A HOUSE CONCERT HERE (IN MELBOURNE) CLICK THIS PARLOUR GIGS LINK!
THURS 11 AUGUST - SOME VELVET MORNING (SOLO SHOW) 8PM - CLIFTON HILL
FRIDAY 12 AUGUST - YOU COULD HOST A HOUSE CONCERT HERE (IN MELBOURNE) IF YOU CLICK THIS PARLOUR GIGS LINK!
SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST - THE OLD CHURCH ON THE HILL - BENDIGO JEB & ABBIE CARDWELL DUO, ALAWISHUS JONES & THE OUTRIGHT LIES, GRACIANA HOLLAND (SONGWRITING WORKSHOP 1PM - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE LIMITED SEAT TICKETS)
SUNDAY 14TH AUGUST - PARLOUR GIGS HOUSE CONCERT HOSTED BY SKYE BIRD 5PM CASTLEMAINE (PURCHASE TICKETS HERE)
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST, 7:30PM : GAP VIEW HOTEL - ALICE SPRINGS, NT W- JEFF LANG & BEC MATTHEWS (MORE NT GIGS TO BE ANNOUNCED)
AND MY FIRST TOUR TO ALICE SPRINGS!...
(There will be more Alice Springs shows announced soon plus a songwriting workshop)