During the last week of September and beginning of October I attended a number of events and festivals including the Henty Field Day, Toyota Family Day, Deniliquin Ute Muster, Mildura Country Music Festival, and McHappy Day.
The Toyota Family Day event was the so amazing to be a part of as it was the end of an era with many past and present employees of Toyota gathering to say goodbye to the Caringbah plant in Sydney.
There was an area for a car to skid and slide around and people could jump in and have a ride; rides and exhibitions and free food, let’s be real here – I had two ice creams for the price of NONE and I wasn’t ashamed... No judgement here please!
The Deniliquin Ute Muster came and went so fast, my guitarist, Michael Horneman, and I did the drive to Deni, finished the gig with my band on the 29th, and then left to start the journey to the Mildura Country Music Festival.
Being my first time at both of these festivals I really wanted to enjoy myself and see other artists play, which I did so that’s a big tick next to both of those for this year.
Through all of the travelling, I also had lots of down-time whether it was in the car or just sitting in my hotel room, especially in Mildura.
All the artists do two to three gigs each day, each a short set of between 20 and 30 minutes, which gives lots of time in between to go out and meet people, and have some time to yourself. I love my own company so, between gigs, I went for many walks around town and met some of the locals. I also wrote a few songs and watched a few episodes of Gossip Girl… and by a few, I mean enough to use up all of my mobile data on Netflix, probably a few too many!
All in all, Mildura is a beautiful town and I really enjoyed my time there. Thank you John Arnold and all your team for looking after everything so very well.
October is also the month where I hopped up with the Viper Creek Band at their gig in East Cessnock – I always love gigging with these boys – they really know how to put a good gig together, and they’re just really awesome, lovely guys.
I’m still working with my team on getting the next single out for you all, everything is in motion and I am SO excited just thinking about it being shared and released with the music-world. It’s such a special song for me, and I can’t wait to tell you more about it soon.
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