Ok - it was two dates but I had an absolute blast! I know I always say the same thing but sincerely, I met some wonderful people and played music with some more sparkling wonders of this earthly population.
Flying into Rome was a relative faff compared to the ease of Eurostar the week prior, but I managed to check my guitar in at Gatwick and pick it up safe at the other side. The handling of the tool of my trade was a little more hair-raising shall we say on the return leg at Fiumiciano!
I took in the sights of historic Rome for a few hours on a Sunny Monday and have never ever seen so many people in my life in one place at one time! After a while my friend Emiliano and I decided to escape back to the suburbs for a beer in the peace and quiet. The Pistachio Ice-cream was gorgeous and four out of the five bowls of Pasta I had were delicious. (Emiliano - you will know what I mean!)
Bracciano is about an hour outside of Rome and I was very lucky indeed to be playing a gig at a venue situated beside a very pretty lake complete with ducks and geese and swans, a setting sun and a few mozzys with a bit of a taste for AB+. The views were stunning - my photos don’t do them justice!
Mela, Sedia, Bisnonno…
Need to brush up on my Italian a bit more for next time!
Whooooosh…. thats the sound of my Spring visit to bonnie Deutschland going past really fast. I managed to get myself booked in for some lovely gigs this time around - and got myself into some terrible scrapes as per usual - got to meet up with some friends in Frankfurt and feel like I made some wonderful new friends in Bonn, Kassel and Cologne who I hope to see again soon.
Take care everyone, and thank you!
last little bit.
Lateness is greatness - some say anyway. This one is much over due so I’m going to keep it short and sweet - much like the delicious vicky-sponge that Sarah made a couple of weekends ago.
These are the highlights…
The excellent Kim Lowings and her band - we split the gig over at Stourbridge Folk Club and I just fell in love with their music. Lovely traditionals, great originals and jolly nice people too!
Three Chords and The Truth reveiwed the whole gig - you can have a read here: http://threechordsandthetruthuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/jess-morgan-katie-fitzgeralds.html
I also had the pleasure of sharing the stage and the strawberries in the green room (thanks Jeremy) with Nels Andrews - his music is detailed and storyified - like a nice dark graphic novel in music maybe.
I also was lucky enough to be able to spend a weekend up in Yorkshire jamming out a few songs with Cellist - Sarah Smout; eating some cake and enjoying some well deserved bottles of wine. This was that lovely weekend the sun came out of hiding so we also went on a few nice walks and even had a pint in the sunshine. I can’t think of a better way to finish a long tour.
Thanks to everyone who came out to see me this tour - none of this could even begin to happen without you xxx