Live at Lee’s

Hey all,

We played a great show this past Saturday night at Lee’s Palace. Great energy and groove on stage, great vibe from the audience. Solidifies my love for playing live! Every band member brought their own energy and we all fed off it on stage. A great sweaty experience.

Our friend Arnold Poddington was at the gig, and he sent over this recorded video message today. We are pumped about our EP and more live shows!

Peace and love

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Andrew and Arnold on Songwriting

Hello People!

How’s it going? Well, I hope.

Have you ever written a song? What qualifies as a song? Can it be a simple whistle of the lips that produces a few sweet notes that are some how joined together in a melody? Or is a song a violin concerto composed by the most intelligent and breathtakingly suave European composer? Perhaps it is a 3:30 radio edit made in a Swedish Hit factory? Or is it when a bearded, tortured indie songwriter or sweet, elegant beautiful chanteuse pluck their pain away on a guitar? Any way you look at it, it’s all noise and vibration. I guess it depends on what your personal taste prefers to hear or gets off on.

I have never written a violin concerto, and frankly I would not know where to begin. However, when I sit down at the piano or with a guitar to write a song of “rock/pop/whatever” variety, it can happen in a few different ways. Sometimes it happens in one sitting, other times it can take a long amount of time chipping away at a particular song until it is finished. I wrote the song “Break the Piece” in one sitting, whereas the song “In the night” took parts I had written at different instances (2005 and 2012) which were eventually joined together.

Everyone is different in their process, which is what makes music so great. Here, in the first installment of Songwriters Circle, is legendary roots crooner Arnold Poddington. Enjoy!!

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Performance

I have been on a few stages in my life.

I have also been in front of a few cameras.

Each time, whether performing in a piano recital, a classical quartet, doing a solo monologue or performing a scene on stage or screen, something happens. Something that is hard to put in to words. It’s that time when nothing else matters; not the past or the future, not the things you have to do at home or at work. Everything stops, and you gather what you have inside you – your skill and knowledge that has been worked on and engrained in your body – and you bring it forward to communicate to the world. Whether it’s a count-in of “1, 2, 3, 4”, or the word “action!”, when the time comes to perform, something just…happens, and you are thrust to the most exciting, dangerous and amazing place to be – the present moment.

Thursday night – it’s going to be raw, dangerous, exciting and fresh. See you there.

 

“The readiness is all”

-William Shakespeare

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In the Night

Boy won’t you give it a shot
Boy won’t you give it a try
But boy make it quick and make it snappy
Cos the clock yeah it’s runnin’ on time
 
Boy do you think you make a difference
Boy are you heavy in your head
Boy do you live out your opinions
Or boy are your words as good as dead
 
In the night
Do you wonder
What you’re living for
Will you ever really know
All the time
In your mind
You’re living in a hole

You gotta climb

You gotta try
 

Boy take a trip while there’s still time
Boy there’s no hold up there’s no line
Boy there’s so much more for you to find
Boy there’s so much more than in your mind
 
In the night
Do you wonder
What your living for
Will you ever really know
All the time
In your mind
You’re living in a hole

You gotta climb

You gotta try

You gotta climb

You gotta try
 
Look out the window
And what do you see
It’s just a reflection
Of who you want to be
 
In the night
Do you wonder
What you’re living for
Will you ever really know
All the time
In your mind
You’re living in a hole

You gotta climb

You gotta try

You gotta climb

You gotta try

You gotta climb

You gotta try

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Hello from Andrew!

Hey people!!

Hope you are all well on this pleasant day on planet Earth.

We have a show!! Thursday May 16th!! We are playing at “3030” which is located at 3030 Dundas West in Toronto.  Our set begins at 10:30, with the lovely singer/songwriter Piper Hayes kicking off the evening.  Super excited about this show – we would love to see you there!!  More details to follow.  Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook.  WOOOOOO!!

Andrew

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