This is a new journey for me… I can’t believe I’m getting to do this. It’s so cool. I went to rehearse with Gold Coast reggae band Roaring Lion. Well, I guess it was an audition really. Band leader Glen sent me a song list and I’ve been listening and playing and scribbling frantic notes like this:
Of course I was a bit nervous, but Glen put me at ease.
Whatever you come with on the day will be much appreciated. Bob said, Don’t worry about a thing coz every little thing is gonna be alright.
My first picture with them is black and white – I guess it’s kind of nostalgic for me, I mean it’s the first time I met them! Going forward there’ll be much more COLOUR – like their posters!
Covid has killed the festivals for now, but maybe things will be different later in the year. The core of the band has been together for a long time. My friend Bojan Sambolec (Schema Collective) is their new drummer. I’m now hearing his drum textures and accents. I’ll have to learn a new vocabulary to even describe it. Reggae is new for me. More playing, more learning. Bubble? Awesome. For sure I’ll be writing more about the band musos and their music.
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