May and June are months of much play and … well, actually, a load of work as well, for me this year apparently.
The last two weekends have already seen one wedding where I was playing and one where I was a guest (congratulations Mike and Asha!).
Tonight I’m off to Islington with the Filthy Spectacula for a sort of overnight indoor festival / massive crazed uninhibited party thing called Rumpus – and I really do mean night not evening; our set starts at half past midnight and the event wraps up at 6am. Then I’ll be getting on a coach to my school mate Danny’s wedding in Monmouth tomorrow.
Next weekend, the Filthy crew play a bona fide festival (cider and music) down in fairly central pirate territory – Exmouth’s Scrumpstock. In slightly more functional mode (though we will be heavily targeting weddings as clients!) the Finezza String Quartet demo recordings will be either the second or third week of May.
I scrape one weekend of May off before fitting in the Bristol half of the String Project – Eko Collective gig exchange (very excited about that! Get tickets here before they all sell out!) and another wedding gig in the very end of this month. June so far features Haydn’s Creation in Kent, original orchestral soul-spaghetti western out of Brighton, a London Filthy Spectacula gig, a festival with the String Project, and Finezza Quartet photo shooting.
See you at something, there seems to be plenty to celebrate despite the election results, and hopefully I’ll come out having made more than I’ve spent on National Express tickets and cider …