April seems to be all about doing the work: tearing down my studio so I can get it water-proofed and remodeled; learning to be flexible with practice time and space when I don’t have a dedicated area; learning new material for upcoming shows. But I’m pretty sure it will all pay off, in some cases as soon as next month.
My biggest news is that I’m playing keys for Debora Iyall’s backing band. I’ve mentioned Debora in a previous post; she was the lead singer of Romeo Void, a seminal post-punk band from the 80’s. The whole situation seems a little too good to be true, so I’ve been very quiet about it, afraid I might jinx it in some way. However, we have a show coming up on Cinco de Mayo at Armandos in Martinez, CA so I guess it’s time to make it official.
And here’s a preview of some of the music you’ll be hearing if you make it out to the show:
A Jimi Hendrix tribute performed by the very talented Stev Ohanis (guitar), Dave Wenger (bass) and John Tucker (drums) will kick off the evening, and I’ll even play a few solo songs before the main event.