So there we were. Five against 5000. A freezing cold Friday night in Maritzburg. Continue reading Royal Rock 2010
We had a meeting on Saturday. It was scheduled for 8am. Yes, yes, I know, that’s not very rock ‘n roll. I even baked muffins. Seriously. Burnt them a bit, but insisted that on principle the rest of the band eat them. They politely, if uncomfortably, consumed my first attempt at chocolate muffins.
By 8.40am, we’re ready to begin. In attendance are Rudi, Roberto, Rachel Grace and yours truly. Apologies from Tam, who has work commitments, while Jon, we assume, is still slumbering in CT. Continue reading Planning for the Hexagon Theatre
Saturday night was one of those nights that took me back a few years. I took the stage with no band mates and just my acoustic guitar in a packed Crossways Pub in Hilton.
The occasion was actually the gig of Plush frontman Rory Eliot, who was out to showcase a few new tunes as the band goes into the studio shortly to record their fourth album. Rory invited me along to open up proceedings for the evening, post-Sharks/Stormers game.
On arrival, you could just tell it was going to be one of those evenings. Everyone is Continue reading Live and solo with Rory Eliot
Recording more bits and pieces… bass, keyboard and other lesser known evils…
Recording more bits and pieces… piano, keyboard, guitars, vocals…
Ryan and Rudi still sloggin away, recording drums.
Ryan and Rudi hard at work, laying the tracks for the RCB’s second album, On The Edge.
The Ryan Calder Band at work on recording the second album, On The Edge.