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2019 here we go

hello all youse, happy january. the sun has come out this afternoon in vancouver town, and i’m here pecking away at my outdated computer trying to tell you things. here goes:

King Arthur’s Night (the album) comes out on February 22! We have an album release concert at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre on February 24, tickets are here: https://thecultch.com/events/king-arthurs-night-album-release-party/

And then we take that whole theatre show on the road to Hong Kong in march, holy toledo. I’ve update the tour page to make that official. There are also solo shows in Vancouver and Burnaby, plus the US premiere of Onegin at https://www.greaterbostonstage.org/onegin.html

The solo show is the beginning of an exciting thing that i’m working on with good old friends Maiko and James at Theatre Replacement. Together we’re making a salon style performance where I tell stories and play songs and build some kind of theatrical magic thing together with the people in the audience. I’m into it, it feels risky, and I hope it’ll hit the road in 2020 along with a new solo album. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Maybe i should get off the computer and get back on the piano keyboard, hey? Till soon, pals.

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old and new

happy september all!  in the spirit of death and rebirth (or just finally getting round to things) i’m happy to say that Spine is now up on spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0mrfrv3FKdkEDs4z28xen8 and other streamy situations.  next up will be Riot Life and Kildeer, and more after that.  i bow to the monsters of modern listening habits.

what else?  well, today i’m watching clips of the rocky horror picture show and getting verklempt at how freaking great it is.  this is in service to my winter master, the east van panto.  https://thecultch.com/events/east-van-panto-wizard-of-oz/i’m gonna be playing it this year, which will be ridiculous fun as usual.  maybe i’ll dye my hair all bright and wild, like the days of Spine (wild hair not pictured).

and then?  we’ve made a record of the songs from King Arthur’s Night, and there are rumours of epic Arthurian touring afoot.  http://neworldtheatre.com/portfolio-item/king-arthur/keep an eye out for that album early next year.

also next year:  Onegin gets a US premiere!  http://www.greaterbostonstage.org/onegin.htmlour friends at Greater Boston Stage Company are gonna raise a glass and sing and dance and shoot and laugh and cry.  and i will get to just sit in the audience with you all.  what a pleasure.

the rest of the time i’m sitting at home playing my piano and getting ready for a new solo touring show that i’m making with the help of Theatre Replacement. first kick at it goes up at the Shadbolt next April.  that may seem far away, but we need the time to make it good.  a Proper Show.  perhaps even supported with Proper Touring.  we shall see, hey?