Hello Austin Texas! I will be travelling half way round the world to play ‘South By Southwest’ in March. See you there?

See us at SXSW 2007!For those who don’t know, ‘South By Southwest’ [SXSW] takes place in Austin Texas each year and is one of the most important music industry events in the world. Last year, over 13,000 people attended its trade show, industry conferences as well as over 1500 live showcases. It has a reputation for being the place where new acts from all over the world are discovered. It is also famed for its festive party atmosphere and massive media coverage. Basically, it is the sort of music event that the likes of CNN or the BBC report on in their entertainment news segments…

I’ve been meaning to apply to play the event for a while and finally got around to doing that last October (the day of the deadline). To be honest, it being an event where everyone wanna play, I wasn’t really expecting much. But happily, I received an email from the organisers a month later saying that I’ve been invited.

For a few weeks afterwards, I toyed with the idea of bringing a band that includes bassist Hayakawa Takeharu, guitarist Kido Natsuki, pianist Justin Lim and drummer Lewis Pragasam. But a quick calculation of the cost involved put paid to that. So I’ll be playing solo. Again. You won’t believe how much I want to showcase with my band, but I guess I’ll just have to be patient.

Still, if you are in the area, please come. We’ll party. With me and my acoustic guitar. And a Tequila or 50.


Date: Thursday 15th March
Venue: Creekside EMC at Hilton Garden Inn
Time: 12 Midnight
Set Length: Approx 40 Minutes / SOLO

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