YOU GUYZ! Exciting news. This is a thing that has totally come together at the last minute due to some boring reasons which I won’t go into right now, but I’m playing a show with my good friends Arbori, Caity Fowler and Plum Green. I met Steve from Arbori when I was in Sydney last year for Song Summit with Adam, and the three of us quickly formed a posse and hung out for the whole festival. He’s down in Melbourne for this week only, busking and playing gigs and generally basking in Melbourne’s awesomeness. I’ve worked with Caity Fowler before on a bunch of different projects and she is one of the most genuinely delightful and talented people you will ever meet. She played support for the Jane Austen Argument residency at The Toff last year, and I’ve musical directed her one woman cabaret show, Lists of Invisible Things, in Adelaide and Melbourne. Plum Green is an insanely talented and captivating performer from New Zealand, who I met when we were both supporting Kim Boekbinder at a house show earlier this year – she was playing solo, I was playing with Neon Bogart, my sci-fi band project.
I feel so, so lucky and excited to be playing with all these amazing musicians on the same bill! I’ve just started The Artists Way (again – it’s one of those kinds of books) and am rediscovering the wonder and growth to be found in the universe when you let yourself say ‘yes’ to things, even (especially?) the things that scare you.
There is so much else that’s going on right now that will have to wait for another post – Adam and I are working hard on getting the Neon Bogart rewards together to send out to our amazing Pozible supporters, including the bonus covers EP. We’re also working on our individual projects (I have some super exciting news that I sort of can’t wait to share but on the other hand am enjoying holding it close to my chest. It’s coming soon though…) and about to move house. Which for me especially is massive considering I’ve been living in this same old ramshackle cottage in Brunswick West since I first moved to Melbourne. I’m gonna bawl like a baby when we leave. BUT I’m also very excited to be making a new start. It feels like the year for it.
I would love to see you down at The Workers this Sunday! I’m playing at 5pm, but get there early to catch Plum, Caity and Arbori make amazing love to your ears. RSVP on Facebook here, and I will see you there.