Last year was quite a year. I stopped counting the number of gigs eventually. Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #5
I head home from the Mother City. The flight lands at King Shaka in Durban, and I must fetch the hired car, get back to home base in Pietermaritzburg and will walk straight into rehearsals for the new theatre show that Tammy and I are involved in. Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #4
I’m in Cape Town. Performances, meetings, research of venues… it’s all happening.
7.02am. My inbox is full of correspondence. People who want wedding invitations (after the KZN Bridal Fair), business deals and various musical endeavours. It really feels like the hustle is on. Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #3
I’ve been through a number of different seasons as a musician. But the past few months in 2018 are worth documenting… both for myself but also for those who are interested in what the behind-the-scenes stuff of musician life looks like.
It all started in May… Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #2
I’ve been reflecting on my life as a musician and an artist. It’s not the ONLY thing I do, but it’s a big part of what I do. For example, I’m a husband. That’s full time. I’m a father of three. That’s beyond full time.
Then I’m involved in various capacities teaching and consulting and pastoring. I don’t need to go into all of it, but I think of myself as all these things together, not exclusively divided up into hours of the day. But if someone asked me what I do for a living, I would say Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #1
Ask my fingertips. The evidence is all there.
I think I have played more music in the last 8 weeks than I have in the last 5 years. Steel string guitars don’t lie to your fingertips… especially 2-3 hours at a time. (Sometimes four.) But besides that, I’m puzzled. Why now? Why suddenly the flash flood of gigs?
My wife reckons it’s because Continue reading A new trend in music
I had an epiphany these last few weeks. A fairly life-changing one. I was sitting at a restaurant in Cape Town, watching people come and go. At first I was missing my own family as I saw others arrive, but then something got my attention… Continue reading What families can do together #1
“CAN you see what no-one else can see? There is treasure to be found when the heart is heavenbound.”
This song has a different background for me… so indulge me, if you will. The song is not everyone’s go-to on the album, but it has a special place in my heart and in my memory. Continue reading Thoughts on making ‘Feels Like Home’ lyric video
I have a dream, and that is to share the message of hope and joy through music and art in many homes around South Africa this year. Continue reading The 2018 House Concert Tour