Yeah. Well, just a touch. Billy here.
So, those of you who are keeping up with things are possibly wondering what the heck is up with us. It was a flurry of activity a month ago whilst Betty and I were at Lake Tarawera for the first instalment of our time away writing our next album. And you could easily be led into thinking we’d taken the foot off the gas and were lazing around baking scones and trimming our toenails. But alas, we got even busier. You see, we got wind of a wee chance to throw ourselves into some agency based ‘creative’ work. I’m deliberately going to be a little vague on it for no other reason than the only significant outcome was that it was fun to do, we pulled it off, it put a few pennies in the Agee jar and was completely and utterly knackering. All this kicked off right as we went into action stations for our current project: http://www.mukuna.co.nz/wellington/central/gig32689.htm
Cos’, ya know … six months ago it seemed like a really great idea to go to the wonderful Steph, head honcho at BATS Theatre in Wellington and arrange a four night season to do … something. Our dear friend Hannah K Clarke sort of egged us on and we thought nothing of it – ‘sure thing’, we said. Of course this got the mental wheels in motion, we couldn’t exactly just turn up on the night and play some songs … I mean, we’d have to put some effort in right?
Right on. So, without letting you in on too much, we’ve sort of made a stage show thing, based around the new songs written at the lake. It’s not quite theatre, but is a little bit more than your average gig – well, one of our average gigs, not that we are ever completely average, partially sometimes, avoiding total mediocrity. But anyway.
So the more we delved the more we realised we had something really quite special to share. Helped along by Ms Clarke and an ever expanding crew of talented production facilitators we’ve been massaging and shaping this little idea into (hopefully) a delightful little hour or so of live … hell, let’s call it ‘entertainment’. It’s certainly been fun to put together so we’re figuring it’ll be a fine ‘come along and have a look/listen’ type scenario. So do.
I guess I started on this blog entry to offer some insight into the show, a little tantalising titbit or two, but really anything like that would be a spoiler – simply put; Betty and I invite you to an evening performance of our latest offerings, presented in a way we hope will help the experience stay with you just that little bit longer. Jolly good.
I can say, there’ll be copies available of a limited edition CD of demo tracks, written and recorded in situ at the lake, plus an equally special brand new tea towel design for all you domestic gods and goddesses out there.
So come along if you’re able, we think you might have quite a lovely time.