We’re already in the middle of August…this year is flying by! The guys and I have been mega busy gigging the festivals lately, and we’ve had excellent crowds of people every time! Thanks to those of you who made it along, it’s been a great few weeks of performances for me and the Vipertones.
Last month we played Big Rivers Festival, Dordrecht – a nice hometown gig for the Vipers and the busiest I’ve ever seen the town centre! Hundreds packed into the square to watch and catch bunches of brightly coloured beads I threw from the stage during the performance. The following week we played Blue Balls Festival in Switzerland, which was a hilarious trip! We had a brilliant time performing to a lovely and lively crowd until the sun disappeared. Signing my name on fresh flesh started and ended here…it’s just not right. Luzern is such a beautiful place, and the chocolates are top! I’d love to go back.
I write this little news snippet from Phil Martin’s super comfy sofa… I’ve been here a few days (not on the sofa) taking up space, eating his food, talking to his cat, using his toothbrush (not really Phil, hahhh). I arrived back in Holland on Saturday and that evening we played a packed Delft Jazz Festival. What a buzz, the crowd really lifted the band! I think there are also some photos from that night up online. And then on Sunday we played Park Open in Arnhem, without a drop of rain to ruin our set, as threatened. Thank you to the old lady who brought me flowers!
Coming up with have some more appearances in Holland, so if you haven’t managed to make it along to one of our gigs yet, we are doing SPS Jazz Festival (Reeuwijk) on 27th August, Zomerparkfeesten(Venlo) on 28th August and Hillegersberg Jazzfestival (Rotterdam) on 29th August! No excuses now…
The Vipertones and I have been in the studio for a couple of days – you might have noticed if you are following us/me on Twitter or keeping up with us on Facebook. We’re still putting down ideas for the 2nd album, and so far so good! Exciting developments and great grooves are being hatched! Watch this space.
Despite a minor set back, we’re expecting the Remixes LP in a few weeks, so we’ll be shouting about that very soon! Wishing you all well and I hope you’re having an excellent summer!
Laters potatas, Laura x